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A classic Hillyard sailing boat

2.5 ton built Littlehampton 1955

Gaff Rigged & roller reef

Length 5.57 mtrs Breath 1.92 mtrs Depth 1.09 mtrs

Engine Stuart P66 twin cylinder marine engine with electric starter

Small Boat Registry registered, number on application

Currently under cover and available for inspection near Truro Cornwall

This boat has been lovingly restored, under cover, in Cornwall, regrettably personal circumstances force me to sell prior to completion of the internal fit.

As the following photographs show, the external restoration has been carried out to the highest standard, with complete replacement of the wood from the Gunwales up. Inside the woodwork has been sanded and painted and some frames repaired, the interior has been fully painted. The hull is in excellent condition and was fully chaulked.

The work so far includes;

New Deck, New Rubbing Strakes, New Hatch, New Windows, New Mast, Long keel removed and shot blasted, New Gun Metal keel bolts, and a completely renovated engine refurbished and installed by Cellar Marine Ltd, Stern Tube and glands by Norris of Isleworth.

The interior includes a factory refurbished Baby Blake Toilet. All wood inside and out was sanded down to bare wood and repainted/treated by Blakes Ltd Products. Most of the original fittings have been retained, except for the rudder, which along with the stainless steel fittings, is completely new.

All that is required to finish the project is the Standing rigging, Sails, and some carpentry in the cabin, and minor electric's.

Restoration progress pictures

The deck is 25mm marine ply covered in heavy duty canvas and finished with 3 coats of Blakes SP Epoxy, painted and antislip.

Hatch and all fixings Mahogany, Frames Oak, Strakes Iroko

Legs can be halved and stored under the side decks. New Mast made by Cornish Woodcraft

New transom and Stainless fixings

External fixings and rails re-galvernized

New glazing and seals

Large capacity Stainless steel fresh water tank

New Rudder and Stainless fastenings with added extra strength tension bar

Stuart P66 and wet exhaust system, electric start and dynamo

Interior, the beams are now completely re-varnished

Baby Blakes Heads and refurbished bilge pump

Projected interior layout as oringinally built, bunks as two singles or one double

Projected soft furnishings required


Offers and other information available from (c) John Rossetti 2007