Percy Dalton designed, built by Dartmouth based shipwright Peter Nash and launched in 1980. Iroko hull copper fastened to oak timbers, solid laid iroko deck. Gaff cutter rig on solid pine mast. Ford 85hp diesel. Completed several Trans Atlantic voyages, the first of which she completed from the Canaries to St Lucia in 17 days. She has proven to be a very fast and easily managed yacht, competing in many classic regattas including Antigua Classics. Because she was designed as a yacht and not a converted working boat she has a superb deep cockpit and a comfortable spacious interior. Eye catching, fast and structurally sound.
Contact: Richard Gregson 01803 833899/07886 081657
Wooden Ships Comments
length on deck 42'2"
Length over all 56'
Weight 17 tons
A well-known yacht built by shipwright Peter Nash in Dartmouth between 1980-82 to a design by Cornish naval architect Percy Dalton, based on the Bristol Channel pilot cutters and the West Country sailing fishing boats. Long keel with pronounced rocker, straight stem and transom stern with slight tumble-home, with the rudder hung on the transom. She has a very effective shape that has been very often admired. She is well known for being a fast boat but she is also very stable, strong and sea kindly.
Carvel planked in iroko all bronze screw fastened to 3” x 4” grown oak frames + 2” x 2” steamed oak intermediates on an oak back-bone. External 4.5 ton lead ballast keel with bronze bolts through heavy oak floors and bronze strap floors.
1999 laid iroko deck, caulked and payed, the cover boards painted together with the inside of the bulwarks. The 12” bulwarks are carried on oak through deck stanchion posts and fitted with a varnished iroko capping rail. Nicely moulded bulwark planking. Stanchion posts with guard wires above the capping rail.
19’ x7’ coach-roof on 12” varnished iroko coamings fitted with bronze portholes each side, traditional sky-light on the sheathed ply coach-roof deck. Twin dorades forward with polished copper vents. Grab rails. Nice fore hatch, good clear side decks.
Large, self-draining cock-pit, s/s lined with teak gratings, deep coamings all round. Edson worm gear wheel steering fitted in 1998 direct onto the transom-hung rudder head under a varnished iroko box with the main-sheet horse over.
Wide bridge deck lifts to give access to the engine, side thwarts lift for access to large lockers. Slightly stbd off-set entrance hatch to the cabin with sliding top and wash-board. Nav instruments in varnished boxes either side of the entrance hatch, easily visible from the helm.
Massive twin oak bitts on the fore deck take the inboard end of the bowsprit which passes through a stbd side galvanised stemhead gammon iron with chain rollers. Storage boxes either side on the fore deck for warps etc.
Gaff Cutter, with a solid pine mainmast and a douglass fir topmast fidded at the hounds.
Galvanised wire standing rigging all recently removed and stripped then parcelled and served in the traditional way.
All blocks are ash and bronze by Colin Frake. Running rigging repaired or replaced as necessary.
Gaff mainsail with Spare
Staysaill, (Ratsey Lapthorn 2011) with Older Spare
jib, (Ratsey Lapthorn 2011)
Jib topsail and main topsail either gaff headed or the larger jackyard topsail
Large Assymetric with Snuffer
Total 1650 square feet (approx.)
1 pair of bronze and 1 pair of chromed Lewmar ST40 self-tail sheet winches on the cock-pit coamings fitted new in 1999. 26’ varnished spinnaker boom supplied new in 1999. Booming out pole. Halyards on tackles.
Blocks, ash and bronze (Colin Frake), all standing rigging has been seized, tarred, leathered, all eyes are spliced and seized.
Running rigging recently inspected and replaced or repaired.
Ford four cylinder diesel, 85hp. Fuel Consumption at 5kts 2.6lts/hr, at 6kts 3.0lts/hr, approx 1100/1200 rpm. Primary Fuel filters are twin Vetus on a manifold enabling them to be changed without stopping the engine. They also have a gauge to show when they need changing. Gearbox: PRM
Diesel fuel: 220 litres, (range 400 miles max. at 5kts)
Water: Total capacity 320 litres in two tanks under the saloon benches each 160 litres. Galley foot pump to sink via Jabsco filter and also to heads washbasin
9 berths in 2 cabins
The interior has two berths in the forepeak, a double berth with storage under, two child berths used mainly for storage, a Mörso multi fuel stove, the main saloon, folding table, sofa berths with pilot berths over, which some describe as narrow, some say snug, more storage, galley with Force 10 stove, fridge,(mains or 12v,) navigation area and pilot berth, heads opposite. Comfortable cruiser with 6 adults and kit.
150lb main Fishermans anchor
Manual two speed winch
35kg CQR kedge Anchor
Autohelm Tridata depth and speed,
Autohelm wind speed and direction
Purpose built Dinghy, (10′ 6″), clinker spruce on oak, copper fastened, iroko thwarts, with oars, tiller, centreboard.
Automatic electric bilge pump
large Whale Gusher manual pump plus complete spare.
Bosuns stores with spare cordage of various sizes, spare blocks and snatch blocks, various shackles, riggers kit. Also spare tackles and handy billies, belay pins, etc