1935 Ernest Woods Half Decker - £10,000 OR 50% Share
Lying : Afloat Norfolk Broads - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail
Designer : Ernest Woods of Horning
Builder : Ernest Woods of Horning
LOD : 7.01m (23ft 0in)
Beam : 2.03m (6ft 8in)
Draft : 0.91m (3ft 0in)
Keel : Fin
- Built in 1930's
- Wood carvel construction
- Mahogany over oakwood timbers
- Distinctive black hull
- Recent new keel and stainless steel keel bolts
- Varnished deck, transom and cockpit
- Wintered ashore annually
- Last surveyed for insurance purposes only
Rigging & Sails
- Gaff rig
- Timber mast (hollow) & spars
- Mainsail (good serviceable condition)
- 3 x jibs (good serviceable condition)
Mechanical & Electrical
- Outboard bracket
- No outboard motor included in sale
- Summer cover
- Winter cover
- Quant pole
Considered to be one of Ernest Woods' finest half deckers, and probably one of the largest on the Broads, "Black Bess" was privately commissioned as a one off. She has the lines of a stretched White Boat, and her three hull drawings and a sail plan are currently housed in the archives at the Museum of the Broads in Stalham (available for viewing on request). She was this year's winner at the Hickling Regatta (2015), and her owner informs us that she is a very quick boat and perfectly balanced for both racing and pleasure cruising. Understood to be in excellent and very original condition for her age, she is a real survivor, with great charm and character.
50% SHARE ALSO AVAILABLE: The vendor is also willing to consider selling a 50% share in this vessel.
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