1912 Broads One Design (BOD, Brown Boat) & Trailer - £6,250
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
Sails & Rigging
- Gaff rig
- Two suits of sails
- Sail area 24 sqm / 262 sqft
Mechanical & Electrical
- No engine
- Twin axle, braked road trailer with recent new wheels, tyres and mudguards
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 was purchased by the current owners in 2014. Having driven all the way to Wales to view her, they felt a duty to return "Heron" to her home waters, and so they duly purchased her and towed her back to Norfolk that same day! The owners have since completed a two year circumnavigation (needless to say, not in "Heron"!), during which time "Heron" has remained securely wrapped up ashore, and they are now looking for a new owner to love and sail her due to an impending house move. Believed to be in good condition structurally, she just needs a good wash and some TLC to bring her back to life. A quick sale is desired.
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