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SOLD – 31ft. GOLDEN HIND, BERMUDIAN MASTHEAD CUTTER – the last example built, as new condition – Lying: France


31ft GOLDEN HIND BERMUDIAN MASTHEAD CUTTER, designed by Maurice Griffiths and built by Golden Hind Marine, launched in 2013, the last example built from the original moulds.


“A rare opportunity to purchase the last of the original Golden Hind Cutters designed by the acclaimed Maurice Griffiths, who promoted sailing to a wider population in the latter half of the 20th Century. Probably one of the best examples and highest specification Golden Hinds in Europe”

Pontoon mooring available in Brittany at 1,200 Euros p.a. 2018


Boat Details

Overall Length: 34ft 6ins - 31ft 6ins on deck
Waterline: 29ft
Beam: 9ft
Draught: 4ft 4ins
Displacement: 7.2 tons
Engine: 27hp Yanmar 3GM Diesel Engine
Berths: 5
Sail: Masthead Cutter
Designer: Maurice Griffiths
Builder: Golden Hind Marine
Year Built: 2013
Location: Brittany


A truly unique opportunity, built by Golden Hind Marine, on the last Golden Hind hull, GH256, before the moulds finally disappeared.  She was launched in July 2013 and has been rarely used since then.  She has completed only a one week cruise in 2015 and a three-week cruise in 2016, so everything is virtually as new and the Yanmar 3GM30F engine has done only 250 hours. She is a truly individual craft, built to an exceptionally high specification and has many unique features:

Double, above the waterline collision bulkheads in the bows. Hull laminated throughout with Isophthalic, instead of the normally used and cheaper orthophthalic polyester resin, in a temperature and humidity controlled clean room.  Blakes SFE 200 osmosis protection and a sacrificial grounding strip to the bottom of the keel applied in the workshop prior to the boat leaving. An extended length cabin giving extra internal accommodation. Encapsulated lead keel (One of only 3 that I am aware of, all produced by GHM), giving enhanced stability and space for two custom potable grade, HDPE water tanks (186 ltr total capacity) beneath the cabin sole. The light airs cutter rig which gives a huge increase in performance over the standard rigs and is beautifully balanced on the helm  Solid mahogany cabin sides which result in a stunning appearance, the subject of many complimentary comments such as (quote) “œYou have the most beautiful boat in the port, Monsieur”.

Saloon with two full-length settee berths (one over 7 ft.) and lockers and bookcases behind. Forecabin with two full-length berths, convertible to a very large double with matching infill and cushions.  Swinging chain pipe clears berths if required.  Hull sides panelled with light American ash.

Nine Gebo category A aluminium framed windows, all opening and with optional mosquito screens. Gebo rectangular opening deck hatch above saloon table.  Teak, double coaming traditional “œMaurice Griffiths” hatch to fore-cabin with canvas cover.  Bronze portlights to fore-cabin berths with vanity shelves.  3xCowl vents on teak dorade boxes, with interior stainless steel butterfly shut-off vents.

Galley with two-burner stainless steel gas cooker with oven (unused) and separate grill, on gimbals with crash bar and galley strap, twin bowl stainless steel sink with pressurised H&C water, plus separate manual drinking-water tap with a carbon filter.  Large, high spec, very well insulated and economic Waeco Coolmatic icebox capable of freezing a 2-litre bottle of water!

Heads with stainless steel basin, H&C pressurised water, shower with auto pump-out and Lavac toilet (new 2016).  Holding tank with manual switch-over valves and manual overboard or shoreside pump out.

Forward-facing ½ Admiralty chart table with navigators seat, electrical panel, Garmin GPS map 540, Nasa AIS/Depth/Log/SSB/VHF/Wind/Navtex. Raymarine Autohelm 2000 GT+.  Lifejacket/harness locker behind the seat.  Separate wet locker to port on entry.

27hp Yanmar 3GM30F diesel, (250 hours use) with pressurised H&C water. Aquadrive.  Sterling Marine alternator booster. Two 65 ltr stainless steel fuel tanks.

High spec bespoke spars by Sailspar.  Single line, in-boom reefing with all sail handling from the cockpit. Sailspar Genoa roller gear. Folding stainless steel mast steps.  Echomax radar reflector.

Mainsail with Mainmate and lazy jacks, roller genoa and staysail, by Jeckells, all virtually as new. Staysail on a self-tacking boom and with sail cover (new 2016). Old, but unused storm trysail by Crusader sails. Sprayhood new 2015. Stainless steel and Iroko, wrap-around boom gallows, new 2016. Jackstays.

Enkes, stainless steel two-speed, self-tailing winches, 2x 22ASC genoa, 2x20ST on the coachroof, either side of the main hatch.  One two-speed Enkes 18 on the mast.

High spec electrical installation.  110/240v shore power with ZincSaver II galvanic isolator protection, providing internal 240 V mains sockets, immersion heater and battery charger.  Bespoke electrical panel by Taplin International including RCD and system/polarity check features.  3×110 AH sealed marine batteries, one reserved for engine start with 2X domestic batteries switchable to the engine in an emergency. 40A, Sterling Marine Pro-Charge D, switch mode battery charger. Very low power LED bulbs to all domestic lighting.  Rutland 913 wind generator.

35lb CQR anchor with 120m 5/16” chain and 25lb CQR type anchor with chain/rope rode, stowed on the bowsprit to split chain locker below.  Chain pawl and SL Anchorman chain winch for 35lb anchor.  10 kg Bruce kedge anchor.  Grapnel dinghy anchor with rode.

The gas system designed, verified and tested by Abbas Gas, marine qualified engineer. Two bottles, butane gas locker in the stern locker, accessible from the deck and vented overboard. Bespoke locker installation by Gaslow Ltd., with independent bottle shut-off and switching, stainless steel marine regulator and Gaslow full-system leak detector.  Twin sensor gas detector in the galley area.

RFD SeasavaPlus R four-man liferaft in a canister on teak stern-deck rack. 2.30m inflatable floor dinghy, new 2016 (used twice). Removable stainless steel stern-deck davits. Tohatsu 3.5 outboard, virtually unused. Two manual bilge pumps plus one auto/electric.

GUIDE: SOLD – November 2019

LYING: Brittany

VIEWING: Through the brokers – CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE -01905-356482