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1932 River Cruiser Class Broads Yacht - £26,000

Lying : Norfolk Broads - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

River Cruiser Class Broads Yacht

General Specification

LOA : 10.52m (34ft 6in)
LOD : 8.84m (29ft 0in)
Draft : 1.27m (4ft 2in)


Rigging & Sails

Mechanical & Electrical




Owner's remarks

Achievement was built in the winter of 1932/33 for Albert Ames as a 25' racing boat. She was launched for Thurne regatta and raced with the owner and two professional hands. A successful first season saw winnings covering her build and she went on to be a long term established member of the racing fleet. With a little forewarning, she was hidden in a barn during the war, and was then lengthened to 29' on deck and fitted with an enormous (reported to be nearly 80') timber Bermudan rig. This collapsed towards the end of the season and she has since competed with a more modest 55' - originally timber, but latterly (since 1994) aluminium supplied by Z-Spars in Ipswich. Potential new owners should be reassured that as lightening never strikes the same place twice, she should now be quite safe, having been struck in the 60s at the cost of some wire rigging and a chain plate.

To sail, she is well balanced on Jeckells sails (new mainsail and #2 genoa in 2016) and responds well to mainsheet control. She has a modern Andy Wolstenhome keel and rudder, with the lead cast into the forward lower quarter to aid overall trim. The sail wardrobe includes #3 and #4 genoas which balance well against the second and third reefs in the mainsail. We have not found the correct conditions in over 20 years of ownership for the #1, which we got with the boat and is too full to work well, other than in light airs reaching.

A full overall cover is included with her and the somewhat foxed awning cover is available, but will require attention.

An outstanding deck repair will be completed and she will be made ready (rubbers and toe rails varnished, hull paint and anti-foul) to be launched under the agreed price.

Further details and photos coming soon!


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