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SOLD – 26ft. SOUTH COAST ONE DESIGN BERMUDIAN SLOOP – Restored example by Burnes of Bosham – Lying: West Sussex

26ft SOUTH COAST ONE-DESIGN – Number Sixty-Six, designed by Charles Nicholson and built in 1961 by Burnes Boat Yard, Bosham

Boat Details

Overall Length: 26ft
Waterline: 22ft
Beam: 7ft 10ins
Draught: 5ft 3ins
Displacement: 6 Tons T M
Engine: 12hp Dolphin Engine
Berths: 4
Sail: 281 sq. ft. Bermudian Rig
Designer: Charles Nicholson
Builder: Burnes of Bosham
Year Built: 1961
Location: West Sussex


The South Coast One-Design needs little introduction as one of the most successful cruiser/racer designs of the mid 20th Century.

A group of Island Sailing Club members in 1955 approached Charles Nicholson to design an inexpensive fast one-design cruiser/racer. The first six boats built by Lallows of Cowes all competed in the 1956 Round the Island Race winning the first six places overall.

Burnes of Bosham received numerous orders to built SCODS, as they became known and in total, between 1956 to 1967 built sixty-two boats. In total around one hundred and six SCODS have been built, the Burnes boats being the most sought-after, Bush Baby being one of them built in 1961.

Built for R W Griffiths of Henfield, Sussex and based in Chichester during his ownership through the 1960’s and 70’s. Registered in Southampton. Official Number 303332.

Carvel built of mahogany copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers with mahogany back-bone.
Traditional accommodation for four in two cabin layout with galley and heads compartment.
12hp Dolphin Series 11, two-stroke petrol engine.
Spring 2014 cosmetic overhaul and engine refurbish.


Plastimo Steering Compass
Hand Bearing Compass
Nasa Log
Nasa Sounder
Nasa AIS Receiver
Garmin GPS
VHF Radio
Horseshoe Lifebuoy
Navigation Lights
Clock & Barometer
Inflatable Tender
Beaching Legs
Boat Hook
Mooring Warps
20lb Plough Anchor
Kedge Anchor & Chain


The South Coast One-Design is a great cruiser/racer ideal for the novice sailor or more seasoned yachtsman looking to sail in local waters or further afield. An economical means of getting afloat with a twelve months deep water mooring in Chichester Harbour available at £1,293 per annum, plus £69 pa harbour dues.

Certainly one of the better examples of the class available, subject to much expenditure last season, in commission and ready to sail.

LYING: West Sussex
VIEWING: Through the brokers,
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