|Seabird Islander schooner. 34 x 29wl x 11 x 5.5 12TM + bsprit Sussex. £26,000 ono
Designed by Frenchman Fred Goeller and built by Comptior Nautique, La Rochelle, 1939. Interesting hard chine design with cut-away fore foot and short over-hanging counter.Carvel planked pitch-pine on sawnoak frames. 1990 sheathed ply deck with varnished mahogany coach-roof, king plank and toe rail.
Iron ballast keel, oak floors. Tiller steering in self-draining cock-pit, port off-set entrance hatch to cabin.
Bermudian schooner rig on keel-stepped varnished pine pole masts with gaff fore sail and bermudian mizzen. Galv standing rigging wit talurit terminals, runners on levers.Mainsail, foresail and jib by Ratsey 1988, storm jib.
Mitsubishi 22hp 3-cyl 1990 diesel with single lever control Hurth gear-box with belt drive to centre line 3-blade prop gives 5.5knts. @ .25gph. 20 gall steel tank under stbd cock-pit seat. Electric start. 2 x 12v batteries on 12v system.
4 berths + 2 childs berths. Shorter V-berths fwd. Port and stbd settee berths midships. Stbd heads compartment, port U-shaped galley with athwartships work surface and cooker, lockers under. Double sinks. Main mast in way. Port and stbd 1/4 berths. Engine under bridge deck off-set to stbd, entrance hatch and steps to port. Varnished mahogany ply joinery and white painted deck-head. 511" head-room
Compass, sounder, Walker log, VHF, GPS, Auto-helm. 2 anchors, chain and windlass. Life jackets, life buoys, fire extns. Inflatable dinghy. Warps and fenders Stern dinghy davits.A very interesting and distinctive yacht in family ownership since 1946.