Wooden sloop 7 metre restoration project

by Peter Marsh
(Yorkshire england)

Sadly I have for sale a beautiful 4 berth 23 foot wooden sailing sloop.

She was built in the 1980's on the River Tigne, I believe she is one of three built.

I do have all the paper work and original drawings.

I also have the name of the original owner and also two subsequent owners.

Construction is of Mahogany above water line and Oroko below.

The deck is Teak on ply which is in fair condition.

Inboard Beta 14hp diesel engine which is in good condition.

The mast and boom are aluminium with roller reefing, also it has a aluminium boom kicker which is unusual for a boat of this size, all are in good condition, also complete with spinnaker pole.

Mainsail and spinnaker are in good condition, the foresail sacrificial strip will need to be replaced.

This is a renovation project, too date I have removed all the paint and had considerable work done to the stem.

The inner stem has been completely renewed with new ribs and the outer stem has been made but needs to be fitted.

The ply sub deck to forward has been replaced.

There are some planks that need replacing mainly to the bow and amidships, where the chain stays are, also the transom will need to be re-laminated.

To date I have spent around a £1400 on repairs, bills available to view.

I am having to sell due to ill health.

So I have had to call a halt to the project as I would never get to sail her.

All work has been carried out by Boatwork's to a high standard.

As you can see in the photo the rudder has been removed, it was removed to enable it to be stripped and sanded, so it is included.

The prop was also removed, that is also included.

This yacht would make a superb project and once on the water would be an asset to the quality of the original design and also a crowd puller.

She does sail like a witch and is a safe boat in any weather.

The photos show the boat when I bought her and also the progress that has been made.

If you require and further information please don't hesitate to contact me.

She is on a hard standing at South Ferriby Marina just across from the Humber Bridge.

Viewing by prior arrangement, which I would recommend to realise its full potential.

To view all photographs please follow following link https://www.flickr.com/photos/67808812@N02/15702688015/in/photostream/

£700 ONO

Please note that the cradle isn't included in the price as I have rented that from the marina.


  • Beta twin diesel 14hp engine

  • VHF radio old style

  • Wind instrument

  • Depth Sound

  • speed log

  • Compass

  • Cooker gas

  • sink

  • Porta potty

  • Cushions

  • Bilge pump electric

  • Bilge pump manual (not fitted)

  • Anchor and chain

  • All manuals

  • Dan buoy

  • Horseshoe buoy

  • Lines and ropes

  • Spare oil filters

  • Gas locker in cockpit.

  • Cockpit Dodgers

  • Cockpit cover

  • spray dodgers

  • Boom cover

  • Fenders numerous

Numerous amounts of timber to erect a frame for a canopy.

Click here to post comments

Return to The Boats and Bits Exchange.

While the original system worked quite well as a one-off post, it didn’t allow for updating or posting new photographs etc.

That is why I have introduced the new Your Pages.

This is new ‘Community’ platform is for 2018.

It is designed to put you in control of your content, make it easier to for you to tell us about your Wooden Boat, upload photos etc. and most of all post updates as and when you wish to.

There is also a forum where you can ask any questions you may have about Wooden Boats and join in the conversations.
So, please come on over and join our community of likeminded Wooden Boaters.