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1948 Powles Wanderbird/Playmate River Cruiser Class - £7,950

Status : FOR SALE

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

Powles Wanderbird/Playmate River Cruiser Class

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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. Purchased by the current owner in 2017, she has been well looked after over the years (including new sails 2019/20), and with her reliable inboard engine (installed 1993), she combines practicality with the classic beauty of a broads sailing cruiser.

Please note: Dog not included in sale!

UPDATE APRIL 2022: Now back afloat for the season and ready to sail!


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