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

Powles Wanderbird/Playmate River Cruiser Class

General Specification

Builder : Jack Powles of Wroxham
LOA : 9.45m (31ft 0in)
LOD : 7.62m (25ft 0in)
Beam : 2.59m (8ft 6in)
Draft : 1.07m (3ft 6in)
Keel : Fin


Rigging & Sails

Mechanical & Electrical




This is a charming 25 foot gaff rigged Norfolk Broads River Cruiser Class sailing yacht, one of a small number of Wanderbird/Playmate design yachts constructed by the Jack Powles Boatyard in the 1930/40s. Originally built as a bermudan sloop, her current rig was drawn up by Andrew Wolstenholme in the early 80s and designed to make a fast cruiser/racer. A new balanced rudder was also fitted at the same time and her original inboard engine removed, enabling her to sail to a handicap of about 14 at that time. She has been well looked after over the years, and with her reliable inboard engine (installed 1993), she combines practicality with the classic beauty of a broads sailing cruiser. She is low cost to run and has been a perfect starter boat for her current owner and his family. She is now for sale due to the purchase of a larger vessel.

Please note: The trailer pictured is not included in the sale.


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16011711 Lorna #62 A181

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