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SOLD – 35ft. WEST CHANNEL CLASS BERMUDIAN SLOOP – 1958 – Exemplary Condition – Lying: Birdham Pool



Boat Details

Overall Length: 34ft 6ins
Waterline: 27ft 8ins
Beam: 8ft 8ins
Draught: 6ft
Displacement: 10 Tons T M
Engine: 28hp Volvo Penta Diesel
Berths: Four Berths in two cabins
Sail: Bermudian Sloop Rig sets 500 sq.ft approx
Designer: F C Morgan Giles
Builder: Morgan Giles Ltd, Teignmouth
Year Built: 1958
Location: West Sussex


TILLY III was built in 1958 to F C Morgan Giles West Channel Class, a series of designs inspired original from the Falmouth Quay Punt and Morgan Giles earlier West of England One Design. TILLY III was built for H Roberts of Warrington, Lancashire and relaced his previous yacht TILLY II, a Morgan Giles West of England One Design. In the early 1960s C E Christian from Newquay bought the vessel and as a member of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club moored TILLY III in Falmouth. In 1964 N Devonport of Buckfastleigh, Devon became the third registered owner initially keeping TILLY III in Teignmouth and later in Torquay. She remained in his ownership for many years until being bought, after a period being laid-up by a professional boatbuilder in 2000. TILLY III was re-launched in 2004 after an extensive refit throughout which included:

– New teak deck fitted in 2010
– New planks as required, in particular in way of every old skin fitting.
– New timbers as required
– Complete hull epoxy splined
– Complete hull epoxy coated
– Keel sandblasted
– All new bronze skin fittings
– Chain plates, forestay and backstay points re-bolted in stainless steel
– Teak and bronze deck cleats re-fastened
– All deck gear renewed or re-fastened
– All chrome work re-chromed
– All varnish work repaired and re-finished
– New self-draining cockpit rebuilt in old style
– Rudder removed, epoxied and re-hung
– Interior joinery removed except for three main bulkheads
– Entire interior hull stripped and repainted
– All interior varnish work stripped and re-finished
– All hanging knees, floors and bulkhead supports re galvanised and powder coated
– New stainless bilge floors
– Fittings and furniture re-fitted or renewed in old style
– New galley and chart area
– New teak floorboards and bearers
– All new electrics including all wiring, tanks and plumbing
– All new engine systems
– New oak engine beds
– All new foam and upholstery
– All portholes re sealed
– Windows renewed and refitted

Extensively cruised in previous ownership some 5,000 miles. Good October 2020 survey with all recommendations carried out by a specialist shipwright in 2020/21 amounting to £8,000.

Carvel mahogany planked hull with epoxy splined seams, all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers. Oak centre-line, lead ballast keel with bronze bolts. Teak laid decks over marine ply sub deck. Varnished mahogany cockpit and coachroof coamings. Original or period deck hardware. Varnished mahogany transom, raked bow, gentle sheer, round bilges and long keel.

– Proctor deck stepped alloy mast
– Kemp alloy boom
– Proctor spinnaker pole
– Stainless steel standing rigging
– Mostly new mixed synthetic running rigging
– Slab reefing
– Profurl genoa roller
– Tufnol mast winch for spinnaker
– Lewmar ST mast winch for main
– Reef lines and other controls lead aft
– 2 x Lewmar 30 deck winches for above
– 6 x Spinlock jammers for above
– 2 x Lewmar 44 ST genoa winches
– 2 x Lewmar 40 spinnaker / furler winches
– McWilliam genoa – foam luff, UV strip, tri-radial cut taffeta Mylar
– McWilliam main – three slab reefs
– McWilliam storm jib
– Trysail
– North spinnaker
– Spare genoa
– Spare main

28hp VOLVO 2030 DIESEL ENGINE (fully serviced November 2020, new heater exchanger)
– Darglow 3 blade feathering prop and spare 3 blade prop
– Vetus new stern tube (water lube) prop shaft, exhaust system
– Vetus single lever control and new cables
– Deluxe instrument panel
– Vetus 108 AH engine battery
– 2 x Vetus 108 AH domestic batteries
– Battery charger and shore power connection with RCD galvanic isolator
– Main switch with auto sensing relay. 1000w Inverter with current reliance.
– 2 x Vetus switch panels with circuit breakers
– 2 x solar panels to domestic batteries
– 2 x 12 V charger sockets
– 2 x Vetus 60 litre Diesel tanks
– 140 L / 31 gallon stainless steel fresh water tank with baffles, electric gauge, inspection hatch
– Electric pressurized water pump and accumulator
– Changeable in-line water filter

Light and spacious interior with varnished mahogany joinery, offering comfortable accommodation for extended cruising. Full standing headroom throughout.
– Upholstered settee/berths to port and starboard
– Mahogany table, which neatly folds away flat against the forward door.
– Storage under berths and behind seat backs
– Corner lockers and fiddled bookshelves
– Stereo with mini disk
– Portside galley, worktop and circular stainless steel sink
– Taylor stove and oven
– Hot and cold pressurised mixer tap
– Manual cold water pump and tap
– Hot water calorifier, ex engine or AC
– Coolmatic fridge / freezer built in, auto sensing
– Pantry and crockery lockers
– Crittenden WC to starboard
– Stainless wash basin to port
– Flexible shower to mixer tap
– Double berth or twin berth
– Locker space under
– Lewmar hatch, chain locker


– Navman DSC radio
– Garmin GPS 128, with cockpit repeater
– Navman Wind, with repeater
– Navman Log, bronze transducer, and repeater
– Navman Depth, bronze transducer, and repeater
– Clipper Navtex
– Clipper Weatherman
– Simrad TP32 tiller-pilot
– 2 x Navman compasses

Liferaft fully serviced 04/12/20

– Mainsail cover and sprayhood (on order)
– Named dodgers
– 4 x cockpit cushions
– 2 x solar vents, main cabin and heads
– Ensign staff
– 35 lb CQR anchor with 60 m / 197 ft 10mm chain
– Lofrans Project 1000 electric windlass (new)
– Fortress anchor with rope chain mix
– Mooring warps, fenders, boat hook


A first-class classic cruising yacht from the board of one of England’s most respected designers. Professionally restored and within the past few months subject to upgrading and recommendations from an October 2020 survey. A proven and capable vessel ideal for offshore cruising or more long distance passages. In full commission and ready to enjoy this summer.

Viewing recommended.

GUIDE: SOLD – June 2021

LYING: Birdham Pool, West Sussex


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