Designed as a larger Vertue, the Normandy is a safe cruising boat with good sailing performance. Originally built to a very high standard, she now requires a new owner to re-commission her after 2 years ashore. 2013 survey available.
Tel. Richard Gregson. 01803 833899. 07886 081657
Laurent Giles design, built by Coombes of Bembridge, Isle of Wight in 1964.
The Normandy was a popular design in it’s day, a successor and larger sister to the most famous small yacht of all time, the Vertue.
The Normandy offered safe and reliable sailing for 4 crew in a very manageable size of yacht with a respectable turn of speed and very acceptable windward performance.
Judging by the yard and the materials used in the construction, this was not a cut price yacht in her day but a quality build that cost someone a deal of money. She has survived the years remarkably well but she has not been commissioned for the last 2 years and now needs a new owner with some time, energy and a little knowledge to get her back on the water.
She had a refit in 2007 when reportedly £14,000 was spent on the yacht!
A 2013 survey report is very detailed and will make a good program on which to carry out the refit, most of which is servicing and cosmetics.
Length on deck 28’
Tonnage 4.8 tons displacement
Planked in teak below the wl, mahogany above all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers on an oak back-bone.
External lead ballast keel. The survey report states keel bolts believed to have been checked in the 2007 refit.
Marine ply, painted. Varnished mahogany toe rails.
Coach-roof raised to a dog-house aft gives protection to the cock-pit and increases the space in the cabin. Varnished mahogany coamings, sheathed marine ply deck.
S/S pulpit & pushpit
Fractional bermudian sloop rig on varnished spruce mast stepped on deck. Single spreaders with jumper struts above.
Genoa on Rotostay
Mainsail with roller boom reefing
Pair of Lewmar single speed sheet winches on the cock-pit coamings
Pair of halyard winches on the mast.
Stainless steel standing rigging to internal galvanised steel chain plates.
Yanmar 2 cylinder 15hp diesel, single Morse control
Twin fuel tanks in the cock-pit lockers
Conventional shaft drive to 3 blade centre-line prop fitted with Ambassador rope cutter.
2 x 12v batteries
Fore cabin with V-berths. Standing head-room under the fore hatch on the forward end of the coach-roof. Varnished mahogany slats to the ship’s sides.
Bulkhead doorway aft to stbd heads compartment with Blake sea toilet.
Locker to port. These structural bulkheads provide the support for the mast compression.
Bulkhead doorway to saloon cabin. Port and stbd settee berths.
Galley in after port corner, chart desk in after stbd corner.
Engine box between.
Steps on the engine box up to the bridge deck and cock-pit.
7’ head-room under the dog-house. 5’10” under the coach-roof , a little less in the fore cabin.
All original mahogany joinery.
Garmin 120 GPS
Autohelm: Tri Data- Depth/Speed/Wind
Autohelm tiller pilot
Deck flood lights
Electric & 2off manual bilge pumps
Clock, barometer, framed photograph of Calluna
Double bow chain rollers
2off centre cleats [= another crew member]
Outboard bracket on pushpit
Portable boarding ladder