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Bonheur For Sale
Gentleman’s Twin Screw Motor Sailer
A 1931 Bermudian Ketch
Designed by David Hillyard and built by Hallyards Littlehampton.
Length O.A. 35ft 6ins, W.L 31ft
Beam 9ft 6ins, Draught 4ft
Thames Measurement - 13 Tons
Please see attached link
This is a reluctant sale of 'Wumpus' - a classic 9 ton Hillyard constructed in 1965 for my grandfather.
She was sold to another owner in 1978 and spent her intervening years in Jersey (even making a transatlantic trip and cruising the med) before I bought her back in 2012.
Over the last five years Wumpus has been subject to a meticulous and painstaking restoration by Nick Gates of Emsworth. He posted a YouTube video of some of the work which you can view here. She looks gorgeous as a result, and following all of this work her woodwork is most likely the best example on any 9 ton currently on the water.
Sadly, it has cost rather more than expected with £40,000 spent so far and I do not have the money to pay for the final things I would have liked to have done to be confident to take my young family out. She could do with a proper engine overhaul or replacement, an overhaul of electrics and work to the interior. None of these things in themselves are in particularly poor state. The starter motor needs replacing, but I am happy to do this at my own expense for the new owner. The engine does work quite reliably but is an old model fitted in 1982. The electrics also function fine but I would have liked to fit modern communications systems. And the interior is in good condition but I would have liked to have bought new cushions and made it all a bit more homely. Likewise the rigging and sails could probably do with replacing in the next few years - but again not a pressing job.
As with any wooden boat it is the 'nasties' that lurk beneath that are the most worrying things. Wumpus does not have any of this - and the outstanding work are all straightforward jobs where costs are more defined.
I have all the invoices and can supply detail of all of the work carried out to date - along with a survey carried out for me when I bought her in 2012 - which will show all the important points have been addressed.
Some of the big jobs include - Mast fully repaired, new spreaders. New toerails, guard rails. Deck essentially replaced. Cabinsides and coachroofs replaced, new deck fittings.
Inside she has the classic centre cockpit layout - aft cabin with double berth & heads, comfortable full height saloon area featuring galley with paraffin stove, and seating which converts to another double berth if required, and another double in the fore cabin.
Please contact me for additional information about the work undertaken or if you have any other questions or queries.
She is currently lying on a mooring in Lymington Harbour, Hampshire. If you did not want to take her by sea I am happy to pay for her lift out and scrub so you can then transport her by road.
Asking price is £19,995 - but will consider reasonable offers.
striking vessel was built at the Hillyard yard, it
has beautiful low slung lines and a heavy wooden
hull, pitchpine on oak, with many sailing years
ahead of it still. An attractive strong bow leads
to that lovely low slung design. The side
decks are wide with solid toe rails.
The deep semi-open cockpit with steering and engine controls is amidships. You can easily seat six people here in all weathers. The cockpit has an entrance to a roomy aft cabin. The pointed transom has a transom hung rudder. The engine has been placed next to the main cabin entrance below deck. The steps to the main cabin and the cabin itself have been attractively panelled and have original brass work, with a fine inlaid table. Further back is a recently fitted but stylish galley with brass pump and carpentry with a chart table on the starboard side. Also on the starboard side is some room for an extra berth. Toilet in the bow together with storage space ( that could also serve as berths). Recently installed new keel stepped spruce wooden masts and new main mast step, the bow and rudder have been restored too.
The boat has a perfectly running 3-cyl Gardner (1968) 60 Hp diesel engine. A Heatpol diesel heater, three burner stove with oven, new toilet. 7 berths. Electric anchor winch, bronze winches, three fore sails, main and mizzen.. Autopilot, depth sounder, compass and GPS. The beautiful teak deck is covered with thick sections. The cabin, electricity and the cabin roof needs attention. The ship is reasonably dry. A beautiful classic vessel. And an unique Hillyard design.
Dimensions: Length 13 m, width: 3,50, depth: 1.70, 21 Ton.
1026 CJ Amsterdam
Or contact my broker
Bekkers at Breitnerbrokers@gmail.com,
Phone +31 (0)6 371 399 54
"COLUMBINE" 9 TON HILLYARD CUTTER RIGGED
Built in 1960, in mahogany. Long external iron ballast keel. She is a beautiful example of a Hillyard from the famous David Hillyard's yard in Littlehampton.
She is very well presented and has benefited for large number of upgrades in recent years such as, New Beta engine, new cooker, new heads, Raymarine i70 display, Garmin DSC VHF and pressurised hot & cold water.
Viewing is highly recommended as she must be one of the nicest examples currently on the market. She is afloat in Birdham Marina and ready to sail away.
She can be viewed by contacting Simon Flowers on 02392-637466
Further details at:
4 Ton Hillyard
Darag - Hillyard 12 Ton
Currently lying in Fowey, Cornwall this 1939 Hillyard 12 Tonner is a joy to behold.
· The aft cabin has been removed, allowing the saloon companionway to be extended aft.
· A much larger aft cockpit and a voluminous lazerette locker houses additional equipment and gives greater access to the aft section of the engine.
· Set up for long distance cruising with a comprehensive level of equipment on board
Follow the link http://falmouth.boatshed.com/hillyard_12_ton-boat-177052.html to view approx 30 more photos and much more detail
Contact Chris Fuller on 07961782997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a viewing.
9 ton Sloop
Extensive cruised as far as Italy. Currently at Port Cergy, near Paris and returning to the UK next year.
Nasa echo sounder
Nasa fluxgate compass
VHF plus emergency aerial
Autohelm wheel steering pilot (not fitted)
CQR anchor and chain
Fisherman’s spare anchor with chain and rope line
Seago 4 man liferaft in stainless steel cradle service due 2015
Spare furling genoa
Assorted mooring ropes
Mahogany boarding ladder
Avon redstart inflatable
Assorted cutlery pots and pans and crockery
Waeco 60 litre 12 volt fridge fitted in aft cabin
Baby Blake sea toilet plus 65 litre holding tank (unused)
80 litre fuel tank
80 litre fresh water tank
Whale foot pump to sink
Taylor diesel cabin heater
Mainsail and cover with Barton slab reefing
Furlex furling genoa
Cockpit tent new 2015
Boat cover new 2015
Lying: Salterns Jetty, Fareham. Hants
Phone: Home 01923 529095
C J Nutton, vendor
Nantua 9 ton
I have owned her for 16 years now and have enjoyed her enormously. I have less and less time to spend on her upkeep and little opportunity to sail.
We did a lot of work on her decks and hull in 2010 and she still needs a little finishing work in the aft cabin, saloon and brightwork overall. Other than that she is sound.
She is moored at Oare Creek, near Faversham, Kent
For more information or to view
Contact Mark 07717435267
Hillyard 6 Ton Bermudan Sloop Built 1957
L.O.A: 27' 8.33m
L.W.L: 24' 7.31m
Beam: 7'4'' 2.21m
Draft: 4'2'' 1.30m
Build date: 1957
Build no: 300277
Engine : Volvo MD11c 24hp
Fuel tank : 40 litre
Water tank: 25 litre
Builder: David Hillyard Littlehampton.
Lying: Woodbridge, Suffolk
Type: Hillyard 6 Ton, Centre Cockpit and canoe stern.
Construction: Carvel planking on oak frames, oak keel.
Restoration: Fully restored during early 2000's re-launched 2007
Operation: Wheel steered from centre cockpit
Planking replaced on the topsides 3 planks port and starboard. New stern post.
Fully re-calked and puttied and re-fixed with copper rivets.
Replaced aft section of oak keel.
Replaced steel rudder.
Replaced rudder stock.
Replaced keel bolts.
Internal ballast removed cleaned and repainted with epoxy bitumin.
Re-decked with marine ply, epoxy sheathed.
Replaced mahogany gunwale.
Aft cabin roof renewed with epoxy sheathed marine ply.
Cockpit fully re built with marine ply.
Replaced fore hatch
Replaced stainless steel stanchions.
All bright work varnished with colean.
Replaced deck fittings and winches.
Replacement aluminium mast
New Z spar boom 2011
Replaced standing rigging
Roller furling genoa
Replaced running rigging
New mainsail 2011
Mechanical and Electrical
Volvo md11c fully removed and restored
Engine compartment sound proofed
Replaced engine mounts
Replaced piston rings and bearings 2007
Replaced 40l diesel tank
Fully rewired, new cabin lights, navigation lights, new distribution panel
DSC VHF radi
Powered galley water.
Baby Blake toilet
Sea cocks refurbished
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
New bed cushions
Stainless sink on a slate work top.
Two bunks in the fore cabin and two in aft cabin
All paintwork and varnish clean.
All of the above included in the sale
Full historical documentation rebuild photographs.
A beautiful example of the David Hillyard 6 Tonner, she has been lovingly restored and been enjoyed over
the last few years. With the more modern rigging arrangement she is easy to sail single handed, a go
anywhere yacht. She is currently ashore in Woodbridge, Suffolk. Where she is being painted and
antifouled. The aim is to re launch during May and will be sold either ashore or afloat. A lot of boat
with a lot of life for the price.
Contact email@example.com - 07876563145
Ready to Sail
See pdf file for further details and photogrphs
Hillyard Wooden Main Mast 25ft 4 “ in length, pine and in good condition.
Mast originates from our 22ft Hillyard , built in 1958, mast made of pine.
Boat now scrapped
Could be used for mast or flag pole.
Collection only from PL17 7LU Near Callington Cornwall
Lilani - 6 ton no 439
Great opportunity to aquire a newly restored centre cockpit six tonner link to full details below together with points of contact for further information.
Full Details - PDF Fil
Bucklers Hard Boat Builders Ltd
The Agamemnon Boat Yard
Tel: 01590 616214
Chris Clayton: firstname.lastname@example.org
1937 Hillyard - 9
ton, aft cockpit, long keel, bermudian cutter.
where there's comprehensive information and an inventory. (Please note that I may be selling the Walker Bay dinghy and outboard separately, but I intend Tala to have a tender of some sort when sold). She's presently afloat in the Plymouth area and I intend hauling out at Voyager Yachts, Millbrook, Cornwall in July/August.
Asking price: £23,000
Mobile: 07977 428830
"Anne" - 4 Ton
For Sale - Our cherished 1939 12 Ton Hilyard Ketch "Lady Corinne"
A beautiful 45 foot overall double ended, carvel planked hull with
Pitch Pine planking on Oak Frames she was started in Littlehampton in
1939 and the hull was completed before the yard turned its attention
to the war effort. During the next few years she lay in a mud berth
where the salt water preserved her timbers until she was finished and
commissioned in 1945 She was the first boat to leave the Hilyard yard
after the war.
She has had a colourful life including many years as an RAF training
ship after being bought to replace one of the windfall yachts gained
from the Luftwaffe which was dashed on the rocks somewhere off the
French coast. We returned to Chichester last year after a 16 day
Transatlantic crossing from the Cape Verde Islands to St Lucia in the
Caribbean after which followed an extended cruise around the Islands.
The final chapter saw us enter her for the Antigua Classics in 2010
where we achieved 2nd in class and second place in the Privately
Maintained Concours de Elegance. In spite of her years this Lady is
still turning heads - a true beauty she really is a gem and is much
admired everywhere she goes getting praise from lots of passing boats.
She has a ton of solid Douglas Fir for her main mast together with a
beautiful 8' Bowsprit and a short Bumpkin.
The following list is not comprehensive but is designed to give an
insight, together with the photographs, into her overall condition.
Castellated Teak Cockpit grating
Oversized Stainless Steel standing rigging and all bottle screws replaced 2005
4 x Semi- flexible Solar Panels to Coach House
2 x 145 amp hour deep cycle marine batteries for domestic -2009
1 dedicated gel battery for engine starting
X-Alt Driftgate 2000 & X-Split battery monitor & charging system
New Vetus Exhaust System including new hoses and exhaust gas temperature monitor
All Through-Hulls, Hoses and Seacocks replaced 2009
New Gas pipes and regulator
Complete suit of new sails with matching main & mizzen stack packs 2005
New inner and outer Rotostay roller furling 2005
New Lewmar Bronze two-speed self-tailing winches for outer 2005
New Lewmar Bronze Single speed winches for inner 2005
New engine monitoring instruments, Oil pressure, Water Temp & Amps 2005
Plastimo Bulkhead mounted Brass Clock & Barometer 2005
35 LB CQR Anchor with ample galvanised chain
Kedge anchor with chain & warp
Plastimo Atlantic 2 burner cooker with grill and oven
Fridge (12 Volt DC)
Shore power equipment with 13 amp sockets throughout and mains saloon lights
Folding , stowable Cockpit Table
Matching canvas covers for hatches and cockpit
Masthead LED Trilight
Mast mounted deck light
Hella navigation lights
Rule Automatic electric bilge pump 2009
Self draining cockpit 2009
Plastimo 4 man life raft
Many fastenings replaced and 16 frames replaced 2009
Wood burning stove in saloon
Icom DSC VHF 2006 with waterproof external extension speaker
Kenwood Stereo cd/radio with Aux input
4 x 150 watt Fusion waterproof speakers (2 - saloon and 2 - cockpit)
Whale Gusher manual bilge pump
Blakes manual sea toilet
Simpson Lawrence manual anchor windlass with aux gypsy
Raymarine RL70C Radar & Chartplotter 2006
Garmin GPS 152H 2011
Raymarine ST6002 autohelm including steer to wind
Raymarine ST60 Wind instrument
Raymarine ST60+ Depth
Plasitimo ships compass
Perkins 4.108 engine - completely rebuilt and painted 2007
New hurth 2:1 gearbox 2010
Kiwi folding propeller
Substantial teak deck (15mm Teak laid over new 17mm marine ply base)
Fire extinguisher and fire blanket
Lying : Itchenor Reach, Chichester Harbour, West Sussex
Tel: 01243 532590
Mob: 07801 255772
e-mail : email@example.com