Centre-board yawl built by the old firm of boat builders Coves of Salcombe. Shoal draft for coastal and inshore sailing. Large cock-pit, 2 berth cabin, heads and galley., New engine. With the big cock-pit she is an ideal family day boat or a summer coastal cruising boat for two.
Contact: Richard Gregson on 01803 833899/ 07886081657
Centre-board motor sailer Devon £11,950
An interesting yacht conception suitable for several uses. With her shoal draft she can navigate in shallow waters, she has a large cock-pit for family or group sailing, a new engine which gives her good speed under power and a small but useful rig to steady her and provide the pleasures of moving on the water under sail alone.
This boat is designed for family pottering in relatively sheltered waters but quite capable of coastal cruising in summer conditions and being quite recent build as traditional boats go she is in very nice condition, professionally maintained for a local Salcombe resident.
Designed and built by Edward Cove of the well-known Salcombe boat-yard Coves in 1971. After a very busy productive period during the War, Coves built a multitude of smaller craft, the famous Salcombe Yawls, some bigger, instantly recognisable and very attractive launches, several yachts and dozens of dinghies.
There is still a generation of active traditional boat builders in Salcombe who learnt their trade under the expert eye of Edgar Cove and his son Edward.
Length on deck 22’
Draft plate up 2’
Hyperion has a long straight keel, transom stern and straight stem and transom hung rudder. She is all useable boat with no costly over-hangs. Twin shallow bilge keels allowed her to sit relatively upright on a beach.
Planked in ¾” iroko on an oak keel.
Steamed bent1 ¼” x ¾” oak timbers at 8” centres, all copper fastened to the planking.
Ballasted timber centre-board in a relatively small box, cleverly disguised in the joinery of and not noticeably intruding into either cabin or cock-pit.
The centre-board is operated by a lanyard alongside the helm.
A number of loose cast iron ballast blocks in the bilge.
The deck is laid in marine ply, grp sheathed and painted to give a minimum maintenance and fully water-tight deck.
The coach-roof built with varnished mahogany coamings extended aft to form the cock-pit coamings and set with 3 chromed plated bronze port-holes each side.
Grab rails on the roof, fore hatch on the forward end.
Cock-pit. The cock-pit takes up about half the length of the boat making her very suitable for group or family sailing. More than waist high deep with varnished mahogany seating each side and across the stern between varnished mahogany coamings leaving very adequate side decks and an aft deck.
On the forward bulkhead, the helm is to port with a very distinctive wheel operating an arm on the tiller under the after deck by a Bowden Cable mechanism.
To starboard is the door into the cabin.
The engine is under a varnished mahogany ply deck in the middle of the cock-pit providing a useful seat.
The engine controls are sited to the right of the helm.
The main mast is stepped on the coach-roof deck, the mizzen stepped on the after deck.
All stainless steel rigging to external stainless steel chain plates.
Main mast with single spreaders, twin lowers and cap shrouds.
Single fore stay with roller furling gear.
Triatic stay to the mizzen.
Mizzen mast with single mast-head stays.
Sails all in white terylene by McKillop of Kingsbridge
Jib new 1990 on roller reefing gear 43.8sq’
Main sail cover
Pair of original top action tufnol sheet winch on the cock-pit camings.
Beta 3 cylinder 15hp diesel engine fitted new in 2010. Very little used and in as new condition.
Centre-line 3-blade prop.
The forward half of the boat is the cabin.
V-berths. Forward varnished mahogany ply bulkhead drops open to access the chain locker.
Part bulkhead to port divides off a compartment with a sea toilet from the cabin. Sensibly a roller blind fitted – a door would obstruct the space.
Galley shelf opposite to stbd just to stbd with 2-burner stainless steel gas cooker, bottle in a locker under the after thwart to stbd.
All varnished joinery, white deck-head.
This is a remarkably spacious cabin, very adequate for 2 people for a week-end.
Anchor and chain.
Warps and fenders
An interesting and delightful little yacht in very nice condition.