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1935 Ernest Woods Half Decker - £10,000 OR 50% Share - NOT FOR SALE

Lying : Afloat Norfolk Broads - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

Ernest Woods Half Decker

General Specification

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


Rigging & Sails

Mechanical & Electrical



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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15081510 Black Bess B306

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