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A 1967 ‘Mustang Class’ CENTRE-BOARD BERMUDIAN SLOOP designed and built by E F Elkins of Christchurch, Dorset


Boat Details

Overall Length: 29ft 5ins
Waterline: 24ft 5ins
Beam: 8ft 7ins
Draught: 3ft. 6ins. / 5ft. 6ins.
Displacement: 8 Tons TM
Engine: 35hp Perkins Diesel
Berths: 4
Sail: 375 sq. ft.
Designer: E F Elkins
Builder: Elkins of Christchurch
Year Built: 1967
Location: Somerset


The Mustang class was first established in 1964 when Elkins of Christchurch designed and built a shoal draught cruising yacht called ‘Mustang of Christchurch ‘ ideally suited to the relatively shallow Dorset harbours of Poole and Christchurch.

Elkins are probably most well known as builders of the Laurent Giles designed Vertue Class which includes the famous Vertue, number thirty-five commissioned for Humphrey Barton.

The final Mustang built was ‘Alvina’ in 1967 for Captain R V & Mrs J M Howells of Mudeford.  In the late 1970’s Stan Prichard became her second owner and over the following twenty-five years ownership cruised thousands of miles from his Elkins based mooring, mainly single-handed.  In 2003 she was acquired by her third and current owner and moved to a North Devon mooring from where ‘ Alvina ‘ is mostly cruised in local waters.

‘Alvina ‘ is traditionally built of carvel iroko, with mahogany topsides all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers and frames. Varnished mahogany coachroof coamings and mahogany brightwork and cockpit joinery.  Sheathed marine-ply decks. Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit. Lead ballast keel with 5/8th bronze bolts, galvanised centre-board. Quality mahogany fitted interior with several Elkins trademark features.

Sails & Spars:

Masthead Bermudian Sloop rig sets about 375 sq. ft. plain sail with a two main sails, two genoas and two jibs. Roller furling main, Lewmar sheet winches.  Deck-stepped 36 ft. Spruce mast, spruce boom and staysail pole.  Boom crutch.  Stainless standing rigging.


35hp Perkins 104-19 diesel, 400 series fitted new in 2004 with Newage PRM 120, 2:1 reduction gearbox, 17″”x20″” free trailing propeller, new stainless-steel 20 gallon fuel tank.  Two recent 110 batteries, 12 volt lighting and new wiring.  40 gallons fresh water capacity.


Traditional mahogany fitted interior with full standing headroom amidships.  Saloon with starboard galley area having built in fridge, sink with pressurised h & c water, pantry and crockery lockers.  Gimballed Flavel gas cooker with two burners and grill.  Two full sized settee berths to port and starboard.  Book shelves and lockers.  Teak cabin sole with fixed table on centre-line.  Panelled mahogany door to lobby with gas heater and access to heads compartment with new wc and slide out washbasin.  Large wet / hanging locker to port.  Fo’c’sle with two single berths, cave lockers, drawers, sail locker, forehatch and chain locker.  Self-draining aft cockpit with locker seats, teak grating and large stern lazarette.  Aires self-steering vane, tiller, gas bottle locker.


Sestral and Fluxgate compasses, Sounder, 601 GPS, DSC Icom Radio, legs, cockpit awning, boathook, lifebuoy, sumlog, 30lb CQR anchor with 28 fathoms of chain, bower anchor, boarding / companion ladder.


A rare opportunity to acquire a versatile Mustang Class cruising yacht.  Offering good sailing performance with the added advantage of of shoal-draught making all those quiet creeks and anchorages accessible.  Sold by Classic Yacht Brokerage in 2003 to the present owner and well maintained since. Reluctantly anno Domini now dictates a sale.

Lying: North Devon
Guide: Sold
Viewing: Sole Brokers Classic Yachts Tel: 01905-356482 / 07949-095075

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