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32ft. CLASSIC BERMUDIAN SLOOP – 1926 – Fully Restored – Lying: Lancashire



Boat Details

Overall Length: 32ft
Waterline: 28ft 6ins
Beam: 9ft 3ins
Draught: 4ft 7ins
Displacement: 10 Tons T M
Engine: 27hp Yanmar Diesel
Berths: Five
Sail: Sloop rig sets 612 sq.ft. plain sail
Designer: R Daniels
Builder: William King & Sons, Burnham-on-Crouch
Year Built: 1926
Location: Lancashire


Built in 1926 by William King & Sons to a design by Robert Daniels. Over the last three years, every effort has been made to restore her to top condition. The Craftsmen/Engineers were given full freedom, Sleeps two in saloon bunks & two in the forepeak. Beautifully mannered yacht and will average 7.5 knots under certain points of sailing.

LOA 9.75m (32’0″)
LWL 8.69m (28’6″)
Beam 2.82m (9’3″)
Draft Min 1.40m (4’7″)
Displacement 4,980kg (10,980.9lbs)
Sloop rigged Spruce Wood spars (renewed late 1990’s) with stainless steel standing rigging (2009)
Rigging last inspected and tuned in 2018.
Twin running backstays.
Chainplates replaced 2005
Mainsail – Roller reefing, Headsail, Spinnaker. Recently laundered maintained.
Storm Jib.
Spinnaker gear.
Spray Hood, Boom cover.
Two alloy spinnaker poles.
Mainsail can be roller or slab reefed.
New mast-head nav light & VHF aerial 2017.
Electrical Systems
12 volt, 2 NEW batteries for 2018 season charged by the engine.
Wood Carvel. Long Keel.
Hull constructed in pitch pine with teak king planks on oak frames, caulked and filled seams over a traditional framework.
Underwater profile Long keel.
Hull topsides/Deck/rudder/Mast inspected and re-painted & varnished 2017 with
Epifanes PP re-varnishing system including doghouse, Skylight, mast & spars.
Skylight stripped, varnished & re-glazed in 10mm perspex 2017.
Cockpit doghouse & deck stripped & varnished 2017.
New auto bilge-pump 2017. 
Diesel Engine 27hp, Yanmar 3GM30-93 (2005). Hours unknown. Professionally serviced/maintained.
Fuel consumption (approx 10Ltr/16nm). Cooled Direct
Prop Shaft Offset to starboard 3 blade bronze. (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel capacity 54.6 ltr (12.0 G) in 2 steel Tanks.
Max Cruising speed through still water, sailing (approx) 7.5 knots
Water capacity 20.0 ltr (4.4 G) Total – 1 steel Tank.
Steering by Tiller.
Interior is attractively finished in teak.
Taylors 043 gas cooker, Grill & oven, 2 burners.
Cabin heating by Refleks 71/66/62M paraffin cabin heater. (for servicing this winter).
Baby Blake(Manual) sea toilet in foc’sle, serviced 2017.
Nav Equipment
Ships Compass,
Speed, Log, VHF, GPS Garmin Chart Plotter, Autopilot, Stereo, Clock, Barometer, Navigation lights, Echo-sounder, Radar Reflector.
Garmin 2106 GPS chart plotter with a repeater.
Icom Marine IC-M56 VHF Radio.
Seafarer 600 echo sounder.
Autohelm 2000 autopilot. (plus spare)
Deck Gear
All-over tarpaulin yacht cover.
2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual anchor windlass
2 anchors
(35lb CQR & 15kg Bruce)
40.00m (131’3″) of chain
Loadstar dinghy (Inflatable)
3.3hp outboard, Mariner, Short Shaft (2002)
Wooden Boarding steps
Bilge Pumps
4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 Electric)
Two Whale manual bilge pumps.
One auto-electric bilge pump.
one standard electric bilge pump

£2000 has been spent last spring 2018 on servicing the engine and fuel system. A new engine inlet water strainer has been fitted with a new sea-cock, also the stern gland has been repacked.  Antifouled each year and now making ready for launch in April 2019.

This is a rare opportunity to own a very much admired 1926 classic wooden yacht Recently refurbished professionally and in fine condition, this is your chance to enjoy all the advantages of sailing a beautiful example of a traditionally constructed, one-off auxiliary bermudian sloop in very good order. She is a treasured classic that has been with the current owner since 1977. She was cruised last season and will be back ready for launching for 2019 season.
Finished to a high standard, she is continued to be well maintained and major restoration works have recently been professionally completed. Recent expenditure has exceeded £37,000. At last survey (2016) a valuation of £36,000 was awarded. Any work to bring her to top condition was addressed and improvements carried out AFTER THE SURVEY. Finishing off with all the necessary re-painting & re-varnishing works. I wish to ensure this fine vessel cruises for many more years and therefore have instigated the refurbishment works prior to sale.

It is my time to retire from sailing. This cherished and admired classic yacht is awaiting a new owner. On a cruise during July 2018, across from Belfast Bay to Lancashire in 20-30 knots South Westerly, reefed, she averaged 7.5 knots with the odd surf of exceeding 9 knots! Once again showing her forgiving and kindly sea manners, a joy to sail.
A relatively full hull form and broad transom, she gives the impression of a much larger yacht, she would, therefore, make a most attractive family cruising yacht. Survey report available. Photos were taken in August 2018.

Mast stripped and varnished 2016.
Hull re-caulked where required August/September 2016.
Engine serviced (Creran Marine)
Seacocks serviced (Creran Marine)
Deck and rudder Repaired/Refurbished 2016/17
Hull painted & varnished during winter 2016/17
Skylight stripped, varnished & glazed with new 10mm Perspex for 2017
Cockpit, Doghouse & Deck stripped where required & varnished
Extensive varnishing using Epifanes PP Varnish.
Sprayhood, Boom Cover inspected and repaired by Owens Sails.
Main, Rolling Genoa, Spinnaker Sails inspected and repaired by Owens Sails.

Past Work (from invoices)
1985 Roller reefing installed for Genoa
McWilliams sails, Main and Rolling Genoa – all in good condition
1991 New Taylor cooker
1992 Propeller ‘Stripper’ fitted
2000 Nasa Clipper log
2001 New Spray Hood and other covers made.
2002 New mariner 3hp outboard
2005 Yanmar 27hp Diesel engine Mod 3GM30S installed
2005 Chainplates & Fastenings replaced
2005 Forefoot removed & checked
2005 Suspect new Bronze Keel Bolts fitted
2005 Stem repair carried out
2006 Garmin 2106 colour plotter
2006 Transducer/Sounder modules
2006 Chart for Garmin- West Coast Scotland
2006 Chart for Garmin-G2 regular region Britain
2008 Baby Blake Toilet (full recon kit installed)
2016 New automatic bilge pump installed
2016 Engine & fuel system serviced
2016 Sails inc Spinnaker, Boom cover and spray hood repaired by Owen Sails
2016/17 Decking replaced three areas
2016/17 Port side upper stern Knee replaced
2016/17 Sampson posts replaced at mainsheet track
2016/17 Deck and topsides varnished
2016/17 Cockpit re-varnished
2016/17 Skylight & fwd hatch re-varnished
2016/17 Hull repainted
2017 Deck repainted
2017 Stanchions re-seated where required
2017 New 1cm Perspex to skylight
2017 Boat Survey by Survey One.
2017 Fuel tanks cleaned new filters new tap Portside
2017 Engine serviced new water pump and block tap
2017 New gas regulator and pipes + Certificate for 2017/18
2017 New exhaust pipe engine to water trap
2017 Rigging tuned by Owen Sails
2017 New masthead aerial
2017 New masthead navigation light
2017 Bumkin & Helm varnished.
2017 Antifouled

Main Kit on board
Yanmar 27hp Diesel engine Mod 3GM30S installed
Autohelm 2000 x 2
Depth sounder (old style)
Garmin 2106
VHF marine Transceiver IC-M56
Charts &Cruising guides
2002 Mariner 3hp Outboard engine
Loadstar Inflatable dingy
Rolling Genoa
Main Sail
Old Sails (pre-roller reefing)
Boarding Ladder
Main Fittings
Taylor Cooker

Ships Compass
Taylor paraffin heater
Baby Blake Toilet

Main Plough Anchor
Kedge plough Anchor
Two Spinnaker poles (one wood & one Aluminum)
Winch handles
Fenders (various)
Boarding Ladder
Signal Flags

Genesta has had eight owners since 16/ June/ 1926
Bermudian Sloop
LOA 32’
Beam 9’3”
Depth 4’7”
Tonnage 10 Thames Measurement
Carvel, Pitch Pine construction on oak with steam bent oak timbers.
Roved Copper nails with some bronze screws used in recent repair work
Launched with a Bowsprit
By 1950 no Bowsprit
Bumkin appeared 1970’s
Stainless/s running backstays still used
Sail area 612 sq.ft.

2005-YANMAR 27hp DIESEL Mod 3GM30S

LYING: Ashore – Glasson Dock, Lancashire