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Judy Anne


A 1936 BERMUDIAN CUTTER designed by Dr. T Harrison Butler and built and modified by Primmer & Snook of Bursledon, Hampshire


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An attractive yacht of great character, extensively refitted in previous ownership prior to a few years extended cruising.

Port hole and sky-light seals replaced. Part of toe rail replaced.Sea cock replaced. New cookerNew berth cushions and coversUpholstery upgraded and extensive repainting.Cabin roof repaintedRudder bolts replaced.Sampson post replaced.New fresh water piping.New bilge pump.New nav instruments. Mast and spars revarnished with Coelan. New sea toilet fitted. New stainless steel fittings on the bowsprit. New stainless steel fuel tank.Some rigging replaced.
Schedule of works in present ownership.
Salt water tap fitted at the galley. New gas cooker, bottles and gas hoses. Stanchions, pulpit and pushpit rebedded. New switch panel and some replacement wiring. Sea cocks replaced as required.New engine fitted. New engine beds on strengthened laminted floors. Rudder rebuilt and hangings regalvanised and rebushed. Hood ends above wl refastened with phosphor bronze screws. Hood ends below wl were refastened in 1992. Bottom stripped to bare wood and fastenings examined. New anchor chain. New mainsail, staysail and jib. Furlex roller furling gear fitted.
Standing rigging replaced in stainless steel. New stainless steel fittings on the boom. Mast fittings regalvanised. New bowsprit and associated rigging. Chain plate bolts replaced. Schedule of works in previous ownership in preparation for a voyage to the Med 1997.
Boat cover, boat hook, ensign staff and radio. Crockery etc. Warps, fenders and legs Taylor’s diesel cabin heater. Bosun’s chair Masthead tri-colour nav lights + pulpit nav lights.Manual and electric bilge pumps. Boarding ladder.Manual windlass.Danforth anchor Ample chain.Large plough anchor 15kg Bruce anchorBarometer and clock. Compass. VHF radio. Plastimo sounder.Furuno radar. Chart plotter. Equipment.Flexible water tanks under the settee berths.Varnished coamings, deck beams and cabin sole. Painted forward bulkhead.Table on cantilever stand pivoting off the stbd settee berth front.Engine box step between.Galley to stbd with settee trotter box under. Stainless steel sink and drainer. Recessed Plastimo 2-burner and grill gas cooker. 2 Camping Gas bottles in a stainless steel cage suspended from the pulpit aft. Lockers under the side deck.Shelf over the after end of the port settee provides space for charts with switch board above and shelf for nav books.Port and stbd settee berths with louvered doors to lockers up behind under the side decks.Bulkhead to saloon cabin with varnished centre-line door.Jabsco sea toilet to port with louvered doors lockers behind. Full length hanging locker alongside. Storage pit locker below with twin louvered doors to lockers above to stbd.Stbd off-set doorway to a lobby in way of the mast. Fore cabin with double berth, big enough to sleep fore and aft or athwartships. Chain locker bulkhead forward.
Accommodation. 4 berths. 3 x 12v batteries under the bridge deck.New stainless steel fuel tank in 2005New shaft and cutlass bearing fitted at the same time.Lister Alpha 30hp diesel installed in 1997 to conventional centre-line shaft drive.She sets approx 480sq’ working sail in main, staysail and jib.Storm trysailNo 2 JibNo 1 Jib Staysail Mainsail Sails by South West Sails, Penryn, Cornwall 1997.Boomed staysail. Furlex roller reefing gear to the end of the bowsprit.Stainless steel rigging, replaced by David Carne, The Boathouse, Falmouth in previous ownership, around 1995.
Bermudian cutter rig on varnished, round section, keel-stepped pole mast, single spreaders. Peg rail on the after cock-pit coaming holds the tiller as a primitive form of self steering, common on older yachts.Camping Gas bottle in a stainless steel wire cage suspended on the push-pit.Red and green nav light on the pulpit, stern light on the push-pit.Stainless steel pulpit, push-pit and stanchions with twin guard-wires. Pair of large wooden cleats on the aft deck take aft mooring lines.Varnished hardwood fore hatch on the fore deck aft of the windlass.Chain spurling pipes either side of the Sampson post.Manual windlass behind the Sampson post.The bowsprit runs through a gammon iron over the stem post with chain roller either side, the heel lodged in an oak Sampson post.The deck is probably the original T&G pine, the original canvas covereing replaced in 1982 in ¼” ply with grp sheathing and painted with a tough, rubberoid type of floor paint which appears to be very successful and no slip.Locker door in the well into the lazarette.

Comfortable cock-pit with varnished teak coamings, well sheltered by an excellent spray-hood, varnished lids over the deep seat lockers either side and a bridge deck across the front. Batteries under the bridge deck.Varnished teak sliding hatch and wash-board to the cabin entrance, slightly off-set to stbd. A traditional varnished mahogany sky-light with twin opening lights gives light and ventilation to the cabin, fitted new about 20 years ago.The coach-roof deck is in T&G pine boards, sheathed externally and trimmed in teak beading round the edges.The coach-roof is narrow, typical of Harrison Butler designs leaving generous, clear side decks and the coamings extend aft to form the cock-pit coamings.Varnished mahogany coach-roof coamings with 3 bronze opening port holes each side. Oak floors. Interestingly, the floors are made in twin over-lapping futtocks to give a robust centre-line structure.Long external lead ballast keel. Bronze bolts, last checked 1992.Fixed port hole each side forward gives light to the fore cabin.
The hull is very fair and tight, painted with white enamel and the band between upper and lower rubbing strakes is picked out in yellow. Planked in 1″ pitch-pine, fastened with copper nails and roves to steamed Canadian rock elm timbers on an oak back-bone.The sheer is emphasised by a heavy varnished teak rubbing strake round the deck edge with a toe rail above and a second running strake 6″ below.Long keel, transom stern with gentle tumble-home, transom-hung rudder and a nicely curved stem.


Early Lloyds Registers list   Judy Anne as being a Harrison Butler design and she certainly bears close resemblance to the Englyn design of 1932 but with slightly larger overall dimensions and increased volume.  During the 1930’s she belonged to R J S Crowe of Weston Super Mare, he was a member of Barry Yacht Club and Judy Anne was a familiar sight in the Bristol Channel right up to the mid 1950’s when she was sold to D E Davies of Bath.  He moved to Falmouth in the mid 1960’s and Judy Anne was stationed in the Helford River for the following twenty years, remaining in the area in new ownership.

Guide: Sold
Lying: Cornwall
Viewing: Through the brokers. Tel: 01905-356482 / info@classicyachtbrokerage.co.uk