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Sold: 29ft. CLASSIC BERMUDIAN SLOOP – 1960 – Designed by Fred Parker -Built by Woodnutts, Isle of Wight – Lying East Coast

Boat Details

Overall Length: 29ft.
Waterline: 21ft
Beam: 7ft 3ins
Draught: 4ft 9ins
Displacement: 5 Tons TM
Engine: 14hp Nanni Diesel (2005)
Berths: Four Berths in two cabins
Sail: 330 sq.ft Bermudian Rig
Designer: Fred Parker
Builder: Woodnutts, St Helens, IOW
Year Built: 1960
Location: East Coast


ONDINE was designed by Frederick Parker and built by Woodnutts, Isle of Wight in 1960 for D A Kelsey of London. She was initially stationed at Poole and later at Hamble. In new ownership in the late 1960s of Mr & Mrs E M Dallimore, ONDINE was moved to Burnham on Crouch.  After 10 years the next owner kept her on the River Alde where she was professionally maintained by the Aldeburgh Boatyard and was re-decked during this period, she has remained on the East Coast since in the current 30 year ownership.

ONDINE is of 1.25 inch carvel mahogany planking, splined from new with hickory, all copper fastened to steam bent rock elm timbers at 6 inch centres. Bronze floors, cast iron keel with stainless-steel bolts. Marine-ply decks. Varnished solid mahogany superstructure. Mahogany cockpit coamings and brightwork.

14hp NANNI 2.5HE, TWO CYLINDER DIESEL ENGINE, fitted new 2005, 650 recorded hours. Indirect water cooled. Giving 5 knots cruising speed and 6.5 knots maximum. 9 gallon fuel capacity. Two blade fixed propeller new in 2005 with rope cutter. Two 85AH batteries and one 50AH battery. BEP Marine VSR electronic dual-charge battery selector.

Bermudian sloop rig sets 330 square feet plain sail.


Traditional style accommodation finished in white enamel with varnished mahogany joinery. Saloon with 6ft plus headroom, full length berths to port and starboard with trotter boxes. To the port side Plastimo gas cooker with two burners and grill. Crockery and pantry locker, cutlery drawer. To starboard aft quarter sink with fresh water tap. Folding cabin table. Bulkhead mounted Plastimo gas heater. Nasa Marine gas detector. To starboard heads compartment with Jabsco Marine WC (new in 2021) Folding sink. To port a hanging locker. Forepeak with two bunks each having lockers below. Aft cockpit with locker seats, stern lazarette. Tiller steering. Manual bilge pump. Nasa VHF speakers.

Sailspar Continuous Line Furling Headsail
Lewmar Electric V700 Vertical Anchor Windlass
Icom – IC-M411 VHF Transceiver- DSC + NMEA GPS connected- Cockpit extension speaker

Seafarer 700 Dual Display Echo Sounder – New NASA Transponder 2020
Southern Sails battened Mainsail & Gowens Furling Jib- excellent condition (+ Old Piston hanked-Genoa, working & storm foresails available if required -variable condition)
Running rigging- all good condition
Various warps & spare halyards
25lb CQR anchor – S/S swivel connector 7mm chain & warp- Liros 10mm Anchorplait Spliced to 7mm Chain (30m x DIN766 Chain)
25lb CQR Kedge anchor + warp
2m Ash Boat Hook + 2.5m Ash Whisker Pole
Rope Boarding Ladder fits over cockpit winch
Melamine Mugs Cups and Plates- Various Pots & Pans
Cutlery & Kitchen utensils
Various shapes Cotton covered cushions
12V Powered Electric Cool Box – several 12v pick up points throughout boat
Three Fire Extinguishers + Fire Blanket
Horseshoe Buoy + Nova Rade Floating Light
MOB Danbuoy
Lifesling recovery bridle pack. Safety Harnesses.
Plastimo & Sestrel Compasses
Brass Tide Clock
Brass Barometer
Selection of charts, pilot books and other nautical publications
Two Harness Packs
Gimballed Oil lamp in cabin
Selection of Tools, Engine, Electrical & Rigging spares
Plus a selection of lubricants & cleaning products
Custom made waterproof fabric foredeck and cockpit covers
Heavy Duty Green Tarpaulin Winter cover. Selection of fenders -different sizes & shapes

Recent Maintenance- 2019 to date:
New aft deck king plank fitted
Raw water pump impeller changed
Rule 500gph Auto Bilge pump fitted
New Echo Sounder transponder fitted
Replaced Cutlass bearing on prop shaft
New Bronze Skin Fittings- Exhaust and Cockpit drains
New Exhaust hose
New Cockpit drain hoses and lever action seacocks
Flexible Gas Hose Replaced
New Gas Bottle Connector with gauge fitted
New Jabsco ‘Twist& Lock’ Heads Pump fitted
Heads re-plumbed with anti-siphon loops fitted and painted
New Stainless Steel Safety wires
EU45 Antifoul-Black bulk of hull + Light Blue Boot Top
Red Trilux 33 Antifoul applied to propeller
International Toplac Ivory paint applied to topsides
General tidying deck paint and sections of varnish above water line


A well maintained and cherished family cruising yacht only offered for sale as the owner is retiring from sailing after 30 years ownership of ONDINE. Designed by the well respected Fred Parker and built to a high standard by the capable Isle of Wight boatbuilders Woodnutts of St Helens. ONDINE benefits from a regular maintenance schedule. Re-launched for the season in May 2022 and in full commission. Viewing recommended.


LYING: East Coast


DISCLAIMER: Classic Yacht Brokerage offer the details and photographs of this vessel in good faith as a guide but cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information or images, or warrant the condition of the vessel, machinery or rig. Buyers should instruct their representative, agents or their surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer requires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.