falmouth pilot 6 tonner

by john bevan
(castellon spain)

I have for sale a restoration project- complete 1959 built 26ft. 6 ton Falmouth pilot sloop-she is laying ashore at troon yacht haven north of Glasgow in Scotland.

Yacht is called "Leanda"-she is complete-these were basically heavily influenced(copy dare I say!!)of a Laurent giles "virtue" class-a little roomier inside.

There is a fairly modern Volvo engine which turns over freely.

Mast-boom-sails etc.are all there-rigging is galvanized steel and will need changing.

There is rot in the sternpost and rudder-and as she has been laying for at least 2 years out of the water at troon-there will be other rot and problems needing repair.

Interior is quite good-modern gas cooker with oven-sink-pressure water even!!

Forepeak has 2x single bunks-and one pilot bunk in the salon.

There is an anchor-winch and chain.

I have more recent photos which I can send via email.

my email is: captainandcook(at)Hotmail dot com.

basically I want to sell "Leanda" quickly-I have another classic I am working on-and Glasgow too far away for me.

price: £1000 pounds.

The engine/gearbox unit is worth this amount!!

Again-the yacht is complete-needs woodwork and other restoration.

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Aug 17, 2022
by: Thomas Dick

LEANDA is still alive and well, all the rot has been replaced, new coach roof and a total refit of the cockpit area, engine was seized but completely rebuilt.

Should be in water again start of next year

Apr 30, 2022
well worth the effort
by: Keith Winterton

Glad to hear "Leanda" is stIll afloat, albeit on dry land at the moment.

She was bought new by my father in 1959 from Falmouth Boat Construction, pitch pine on oak, To Lloyds 100A1, probably the number istill on cross beam under the mast.

A pretty filly at 24 foot six inches, comfortable but no race winner.

She cost £2560 then, and it sounds as though with a bit of patching up, would be worth the effort to restore her to former glory.

She had a sister boat, a nine ton Pilot who I believe crossed the Atlantic.

We sailed "Leanda" from Falmouth to Walton on the Naze in 1960, so she has completed a good few miles.

It sounds as her hull is still in pretty good shape.

Good luck to somebody who wants a classic, good tempered, pretty yacht, for under £10000 with new stainless steel rigging, etc, and the engine is probably ok.

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