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Sold – 18ft. CLASSIC 1930s DAY-BOAT – Lying: South Coast


18ft. CLASSIC DAY-SAILER designed and built in 1934 by Harry Feltham, Portsmouth. Cowes Classics Winner 2008 – Same ownership for over sixty years


“Traditional day-boats have, in recent times become extremely rare and as such highly sought-after. A superb family day-sailer, easily launched and recovered with a centre-plate suitable for exploring creeks and estuaries with weekending possibilities. Small boats like CHANTEY give an enormous amount of uncomplicated enjoyment, ideal for just simply messing about on the water”


Boat Details

Overall Length: 18ft
Waterline: 17ft
Beam: 7ft
Draught: 2ft/4ft centre-plate
Displacement: Not known
Engine: 4hp Seagull OB Motor
Berths: 1
Sail: Gunter Rig
Designer: Harry Feltham
Builder: Felthams of Portsmouth
Year Built: 1934
Location: South Coast, UK


Harry Feltham (1886-1958) worked from the family boatyard in Portsmouth which traded under his name. The yard had an established reputation for building a wide selection of small timber vessels from dinghies to cruising yachts.

CHANTEY was built to a traditional 1930s design by Harry Feltham in 1934 of lapstrake construction having elm planks all copper fastened to steam bent Canadian Rock-Elm timbers. Varnished mahogany brightwork, thwarts and coamings.

Straight plumb stem, transom stern, lifting keel.

CHANTEY is a familiar sight at OGA meetings at Yarmouth, Isle of Wight and has been in the same ownership since 1955. She was restored in 1985 and again in 2003, going on to win the Cowes Classics in 2008. Featured in Classic Boat magazine in 1998.

GUNTER RIG with spruce spars and extensive sail wardrobe.

4hp Long shaft SEAGULL OB Motor

Single berth for’ard under fore-deck, ideal for camping nights aboard. Canvas cabin over the boom.

Launching trolley.

GUIDE: Sold – October 2019

LYING: South Coast, UK