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Sold – 26ft. SOUTH COAST ONE DESIGN BERMUDIAN SLOOP – Burnes of Bosham 1962 – Exemplary Condition – Lying: Chichester

Boat Details

Overall Length: 26ft
Waterline: 21ft
Beam: 7ft 8ins
Draught: 5ft 10ins
Displacement: 6 Tons T M
Engine: 10hp Yanmar 1GM10
Berths: Four Berths in two cabins
Sail: Bermudian Sloop Rig sets 288 sq.ft
Designer: Charles Nicholson
Builder: Burnes of Bosham
Year Built: 1962
Location: Itchenor


The South Coast One Design needs little introduction as one of the most successful yacht designs of the mid 20th Century. In 1955 a group of Island Sailing Club members approached Charles Nicholson to design an inexpensive fast one-design cruiser/racer. The first six boats built by Lallows of Cowes all competed in the 1956 Round the Island Race winning the first six places overall. The SCOD, as they became known, proved to be all that was wanted as a one-design and in all, over a period of about fifteen years, 106 boats were built by various boatyards, mostly on the South Coast. The Burnes built boats are now particularly sought after and much cherished by enthusiastic owners and members of the thriving South Coast One Design Association.

SANTIANO was built by Burnes of Bosham in 1962, number 76 of her class for brothers Doctor M S M & Doctor J M Palmer of Anchordown, Hampton Court. SANTIANO has only had three owners in her fifty-eight years a testament to the enduring appeal of the class. Purchased by the present owner some 25 years ago.

Carvel mahogany planed hull, copper fastened to steam bent timbers. Relaced marine ply deck, fibre-glass sheathed. Varnished mahogany coachroof coaming, cockpit and brightwork. Long ballast keel.

Garboard planking renewed (Combes Boatyard)
Cracked and damaged frames replaced in steamed oak (Combes Boatyard)
New cutlass bearing
Iron floors re-galvanised
Deck fittings, anchors and chain, quarter plates, etc re-galvanised
Hood end fastenings inspected (additional fastenings added)
Cockpit sole bearer renewed
New galvanised bottle screws to shrouds, forestay and backstay
New mechanical log (Wasp) added
New GPS (Garmin 65) added
New stanchions and lifelines in stainless steel
New Whale Gusher bilge pump added
Boom roller reefing renovated and new slab reefing added
New glasses rack added to galley, together with new china crockery and cutlery
Cabins and bilges re-painted and cockpit stripped and re-varnished
New seat cushion foam filling to main cabin
New battery box added
Engine – top end overhauled and engine repainted
Mast bands re-galvanised and mast and boom stripped and varnished
New wiring in mast for navigation lights, etc
Keel bolts 5 no. inspected, treated and 1 no. replaced
New Blakes bronze seacocks in heads, with grease nipples (Gates & Co)
New NASA Clipper Duet paddle wheel log + depth added
New lamps in main cabin
Topsides re-painted (T Pachol & Son) and cabin sides re-varnished (T Pachol & Son)
New spinnaker sheets and blocks added
Spinnaker pole refurbished
New foresail sheets
Deck winches re-chromed
New brass stern light
New canvas cockpit cover
New rack added in heads for sheets, etc
Rudder re-glued and bronze pins inspected
New shelving added to hanging locker
New engine mounts
2005 – 2006
New Mainsail (Lucas)
New No1 Genoa (Lucas)
New Working Jib (Lucas)
New leisure battery for cabin lamps (no.2)
New canvas winter cover for mast
New main halliard and genoa halliard
2007 – 2008
Antifouling stripped and hull re-primed and painted
Cracked frames replaced in laminated oak and planks replaced and re-caulked (Dolphin
Various missing fastenings in hull replaced (Dolphin Quay)
New cast aluminium-bronze floors and bronze fastenings fitted
New drain hole added to mast step (Dolphin Quay)
Stern quarter plates re-galvanised, re-bedded and re-fixed
Shroud plates re-galvanised and re-bedded with new fastenings
New lower shrouds and cap-shrouds in stainless steel
New stainless steel bottle screws to upper diamond on mast
New mast winch handle in stainless steel
New navigation lights on port and starboard
Cabins re-wired throughout and painted cable coverings added
12V supply included to cockpit for future autohelm
Cabins, lockers, heads, etc re-painted and re-varnished throughout
Bilges stripped, re-primed and re-painted
New laminate and fiddles on chart table and galley
New galley stove (Origo – methanol)
Forward hatch cover re-built
Deck fittings, kingpost, anchors, mainsheet horse, etc re-galvanised
Stem head rollers re-galvanised
Stern navigation light, fuel filler cap, winch handles and maker’s nameplate re-chromed
New bronze water intake scoop to engine
New bronze skin fitting to paddlewheel log
New transducer to depth sounder
Engine – full service inc new water pump inner seals and rotor, anode, alternator belt, etc
New exhaust hoses to engine
New battery to engine start (no.1)
New VHF radio antenna and wind indicator and new RG58 cable to mast
New curtains added to cabin
New flexible water tank added in place of galvanised tank
New charcoal water filter and filler cap added in cabin sole
Mast winches and deck winches serviced, greased, new springs, etc
Decks re-painted in non-slip deck paint
Genoa and foresail tracks re-bedded on deck with new fastenings
Surveyed (Rupert Smith)
2008 – 2009
Caulking to forefoot (Gates & Co)
Keel bolt (no.1) drawn, inspected & replaced (Gates & Co)
2010 – 2011
Hull painted
Cockpit varnished
Mast stripped and varnished
GPS replaced
2011 – 2012
Hull repainted
Deck repainted
Topsides stripped, sanded and varnished
Window frames re-bedded
New pins in rudder pintles
Keelbolt (no.1) drawn, inspected and replaced – all ok (S Hulme & Sons)
New engine control cables (gearbox & throttle)
New Yanmar injector
New forestay, top diamonds and backstay in stainless steel
Baby Blake re-chromed, new seals, etc
2012 – 2013
Cockpit re-varnished
New Lowrance Link-5 VHF radio, antenna and wind indicator
New depth transducer
Yanmar top end overhaul
2013 – 2014
New VHF antenna & cable
Mast varnished
Hull painted
Stemhead fittings re-galvanised
Mast bands re-galvanised
2014 – 2015
Stern tube re-caulked
2015 – 2016
Engine overhauled and repainted
Hull painted
2016 – 2017
Engine serviced
2017 – 2018
Topsides varnished
Mast varnished
Hull painted.
2018 – 2019
Engine serviced
Deck painted
New bow roller
2019 – 2020
Engine serviced
Starter motor overhauled
Hull painted professionally (S Hulme & Sons)

2021 Underwater hull scraped back, seams stopped, five coats underwater primer, antifouling paint. Hatches, coachroof coamings and mast re-varnished. New engine exhaust elbow. Bilges painted.

Sails date from 2006, in good to very good condition (main, no.1 genoa, working jib, storm jib and spinnaker).
Slab and roller reefing systems to the mainsail. Foresails all hanked.
S/S Standing rigging – 2012.
S/S Stanchions and lines.
Spinnaker pole.
All deck and mast winches original and regularly serviced.
All running rigging.
Two CQR anchors and galvanised chain.
Whale Gusher bilge pump.
Summer canvas covers: new for the cockpit and almost new for the foredeck.
Canvas winter boat cover – old but serviceable.
Canvas winter mast cover – newish and in good condition.
Mooring lines, fenders, etc.

Other items include crockery, curtains, seat cushions and other assorted
cushions, Origo alcohol stove with new reservoirs, dry powder fire
extinguishers, staff for the ensign, Lowrance Link-5 VHF radio (2013), Furuno
GPS, NASA Clipper log and depth, WASP log, Plastimo Iris 50 compass,
V-Tronix Wind indicator and VHF aerial, two 12V batteries and battery box.


An exemplary South Coast One Design considered to be one of the best in her class, following a major refit in 2008 and a careful maintenance schedule and professional updating over the years. The subject of several Classic Boat Magazine articles. Extremely original, iconic yacht, offered ready to sail this summer. Proven and capable cruising or racing performance with classic styling. Spring 2021 cosmetic re-fit ready for the season.

GUIDE: SOLD – July 2021

LYING: Chichester Harbour


DISCLAIMER: Classic Yacht Brokerage offer the details and photographs of this vessel in good faith 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.