1904 Broads One Design (BOD, Brown Boat) & Trailer - £8,500
Lying : Ashore Norfolk Broads - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail
Designer : Linton Hope (1900)
Builder : Burnham Yacht Building Company
LOA : 7.32m (24ft 0in)
LWL : 5.03m (16ft 6in)
Beam : 1.55m (5ft 1in)
Draft : 0.91m (3ft 0in)
Keel : Long
- Wood carvel construction
- Cedar on oak
- Spoon bow
- Flat counter stern
- Professionally restored and maintained
- Hull seams traditionally caulked
- Hull taken back to bare wood and re-varnished 2014
Sails & Rigging
- Gaff rig
- Timber mast/spars
- Mast stepped in wooden tabernacle for easy of lowering/raising (and for shooting Broadland bridges!)
- 2 x mainsails
- Two suits of sails (all in good condition)
- Sail area 24 sqm / 262 sqft
Mechanical & Electrical
- Electric outboard
- Road trailer (regularly serviced)
- Full cover (good condition)
Linton Hope, naval architect to the King of Belgium, designed the Broads One Design (Broads OD or BOD) at the request of members of the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club in 1900 with the aim of creating a yacht that was both capable of sailing inshore off Lowestoft, and also suited to sailing on the Broads. The first class race is recorded as having been held on Whit Monday 1901 at Oulton Broad. 31 boats were built in wood over a period of 38 years, with more being to added to the class since 1987 constructed in GRP. The class now numbers over 80 in total and remains very active today, with the design having proven itself to be both very safe and capable at sea, and very competitive when raced against other Broads classes. BODs are affectionately known as "Brown Boats" due to their beautiful varnished hulls.
This Brown Boat has clearly been very well maintained. Her hull was taken back to bare wood and re-varnished in 2014. This is a rare opportunity to own a much sought after Brown Boat.
The vendor also has a 1953 Yare & Bure One Design / White Boat for sale and offers will be considered for the pair.
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