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21ft. HERRESHOFF ISLANDER CLASS DAYBOAT – Port Hamble Ltd. 1955 – Lying: Chichester Harbour



Boat Details

Overall Length: 21ft 4ins
Waterline: 16ft
Beam: 5ft. 7ins
Draught: 3ft 9ins
Displacement: 2,720 lbs
Engine: 3.5hp TOHAZU O B Motor
Berths: Two Berths
Sail: Sloop rig sets 190 sq.ft plain sail
Designer: Herreshoff
Builder: Port Hamble Ltd. UK
Year Built: 1955
Location: South Coast


The Islander Class dates from the early 1950s as featured in the Yachting World Annual of 1954. Mostly built in the UK due to lower production costs by Port Hamble Ltd. Sydney Herreshoff, a highly successful and well-respected designer in the USA was looking to produce a fast and weatherly day-sailer similar to the popular English X Boats.

CYNTHIA was built in 1955 by Port Hamble Ltd.

Close seamed mahogany planking, copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers, oak floors and centre-line with 1,100lb iron ballast keel. Refurbished in the present ownership.

Alloy mast & spars.

Sails, main and number 1 jib, four years old. Number 2 jib older but in good condition.
Rigging renewed last season.

CQR anchor.
Beaching legs.
Bulkhead compass.
Stowe Navsounder.
Stowe log with paddlewheel (not installed).

Numerous fenders.

3.5hp TOHAZU long-shaft outboard motor, quarter mounted.

Storage Yard cradle on wheels.


A rare opportunity to buy a pedigree day-sailer designed by the famous Sydney Herreshoff. The Islander Class are proven fast and capable with useful cuddy cabin for occasional nights aboard and useful stowage. Generous, nearly 6ft cockpit providing ample space for family, friends and crew. An excellent example, in full sailing condition and regularly used by the present owner.


LYING: South-Coast

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