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A 1939 BOGLE CLASS BERMUDIAN SLOOP designed by Dr. T Harrison Butler and built by H. H. Baird of Maldon, Essex.


Boat Details

Overall Length: 26ft
Waterline: 22ft
Beam: 8ft 3ins
Draught: 4ft 5ins
Displacement: 6 Tons TM
Engine: 10hp P66 Stuart-Turner
Berths: 4
Sail: 300 sq. ft.
Designer: Harrison Butler
Builder: Bairds of Maldon
Year Built: 1939
Location: Cornwall


In 1933 the Little Ship Club held a design competition to which Dr. Thomas Harrison Butler entered his plans for a six-tonner design ‘Bogle’.  This 22′ LWL cruising yacht was a great success and THB won the competion.  The plans were soon published in Yachting Monthly and by the end of the decade six yachts had been professionally built to the design, the last being ‘ Jane’ ex: ‘Arbrook’. The design is named after THB’s daughter-in-law, actress Joan Bogle Hickson, who later became famous as Miss Marple.

In the current fourteen year ownership the vessel has been fully renovated with complete refurbishment of the hull, new decks and coachroof, engine re-built, mast refastened, new wiring and new fittings.

Carvel pitch-pine hull on oak, marine-ply decks GRP sheathed.  Mahogany coachroof coamings and brightwork.
Bermudian rig setting about 300 sq. ft. plan sail.  40′ Sitka Spruce keel stepped mast.  Stainless-steel standing rigging.  Mainsail and two foresails.  Boom roller furling.

Professionally rebuilt by Fairway Marine, P66, two cylinder Stuart-Turner 10hp petrol engine.

Traditional accommodation in two cabins with varnished mahogany joinery.  Forecabin with chain locker, port and starboard berths, athwartships bulkhead with access to Main Saloon having port and starboard settee/berths with lockers behind.  Drop leaf table, further cupboards and shelves, chart table and port side galley with sink and pantry and crockery locker.  Starboard heads compartment with Baby Blake marine heads.  Aft cockpit with tiller steering.  Locker seats and thwarts.  Stern lazarette.

CQR anchor, Fishermans type anchor, three bilge pumps (2 hand, one electric) Plastimo compass. Transducer and wiring fitted for sounder.  Fire extinguisher, cooker (not fitted)


The ‘Bogle’ design has a proven cruising reputation being attractive, roomy six tonners offering a well balanced hull with good passage times and no vices.  Ideal for those considering a first classic or seasoned sailors looking for a quality vessel to own and enjoy.  ‘Jane’ is nearing the end of her re-fit and only requires a minimum amount of work prior to re-commissioning.

Lying: Cornwall
Guide: £10,000
Viewing: By prior appointment through the sole agents