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Sold – 41ft. BERMUDIAN CRUISER/RACER – 1951 – Professional keel-up restoration – Lying: Lancashire



Boat Details

Overall Length: 41ft
Waterline: 27ft 6ins
Beam: 9ft
Draught: 6ft
Displacement: 12 Tons T M
Engine: 30hp Beta Diesel (new)
Berths: Five berths in Two Cabins
Sail: Bermudian Sloop Rig sets 671 sq.ft plain sail
Designer: W L Hobbs
Builder: Port Hamble Ltd.
Year Built: 1951
Location: Lancashire


Launched as GAY MAID in 1951 for Mr & Mrs S W Frost of Tettenhall, Staffordshire to a cruiser/racer design by W L Hobbs of Port Hamble Ltd and classed with Lloyds from April 1951 until November 1957.

During the Frosts ownership GAY MAID was stationed on the Hamble. In the early 1960s N A Pullen of Fillongley, Warwickshire became the second registered owner keeping the yacht in Gosport. In the late 1960s P D Allan of Gargrave, Yorkshire bought GAY MAID followed by F A Buglass in 1974. In the late 1970s C W Edgehill of Tintagel became the next owner keeping the yacht in Plymouth. Various new ownership’s continued during the following decades before the current owner purchased the vessel now named MAID OF SKIPPOOL.  A keel-up restoration was arranged with specialist wooden boat restorer David Moss. The vessel was only recently re-commissioned after the extensive refit costing in excess of £200,000. A full photographic record and all invoices are available for the work completed. Due to a change of plans MAID OF SKIPPOOL is being offered for sale and represents a tremendous opportunity to acquire, at a reasonable price a top quality classic cruiser racer.

Mahogany planked hull fastened to good-sized steam bent oak timbers. Teak laid deck on cedar sub-deck. Cedar coachroof. Teak cockpit, hatches, cabin coamings and rails.

Attractive, light and spacious interior, refitted but retaining a classic style, heating throughout.

Five berths in three cabins. Double/twin forecabin, two saloon settee berths, port quarter berth.

BERMUDIAN CUTTER RIG, Z Spars, new rigging and sail wardrobe 2018.




A top quality classic cruiser/racer refitted to the highest standard by specialist restorers. A stunning yacht in every respect and ready to sail this season. Ideal for long-distance cruising, classic regattas or club racing. A rare opportunity to buy at less than a quarter of the restoration cost. Viewing recommended.

GUIDE: SOLD – September 2021

LYING: Lancashire

VIEWING: Through Classic Yacht Brokerage

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.