This Hillyard 8 Tonner was built to a high standard by the well known David Hillyard yard in Littlehampton. A reliable straightforward cruising yacht with timeless appeal. The Hillyard 8 Tonner is a very safe and seaworthy yacht with a comfortable seakindly motion. This yacht has been well maintained. A copy of the 2009 survey report and subsequent 2010 survey following completion of the works identified in the 2009 survey report are available upon request.
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This Hillyard 8 Tonner has 4 berths in 2 cabins with 1 head. The forward cabin has a good size V berth, with infill to make into a double berth, with storage underneath and an opening hatch to the foredeck. The saloon which has 6ft headroom has 2 single settee berths with blue upholstery. Aft of the starboard bench seat is the chart table with all navigation equipment and storage for charts.
The Galley which stretches across the saloon bulkhead has a 2 burner gas cooker with oven and grill, single sink with manually pumped cold water. Crockery and cutlery are included. The heads forward of the saloon with good headroom has a recently fitted Jabsco marine. The aft cockpit has grey cushion seats and provides a safe and secure area to helm from.
This Hillyard 8 Tonner is a masthead rigged sloop with deck stepped wooden Mast (original) and Boom (original) with slab reefing mainsail and Rotostay furling Genoa. Galvanised wirestanding rigging. Polyester running rigging (updated over last 4 years). 2 x sheet winches.
1 x Mainsail, age not known, good condition, last laundered 2011
1 x Genoa, age not known, good condition, last laundered 2011
1 x Storm jib, age not known, good condition
Located under companionway steps BMC Captain 1.5 1974 23hp inboard diesel engine, last serviced 2011 when new injectors, injector pumopand pre-heater were fitted. Seawater cooled. Single lever controls with electric start. Shaft drive to a 3 bladed fixed prop. 20 Gallon stainless steel fuel tank. Cruising speed of 5 knots and max speed of 6 knots. Engine uses approx ½ gallon per hour at 5 knots.
1 x 12v 620AH battery charging from engine alternator.
This Hillyard 8 Tonner has a long cast iron keel with ballast plates and a hard chine
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This Hillyard 8 Tonner was built in 1974 by David Hillyard a design by Laurent Giles. White painted hull with varnished coamings. Carvel Iroko planking on sawn and steamed oak frames. Copper fastened. Long keel with bilge plates. Lead ballast. Keel hung rudder. Tiller steering. Cruiser stern. Marine plywood decks with cream non-slip paint. 2009 and 2010 survey reports are available for inspection upon request.