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Lady Grey: 33ft. HILLYARD ‘NINE TONNER’ BERMUDIAN SLOOP – Good Example – Lying: Strangford Lough


33ft. TRADITIONAL BERMUDIAN SLOOP – No. 560, designed & built by David Hillyard, Littlehampton, West Sussex in 1958 for Surgeon Captain C J P Pearson of Royal Naval Hospital Chatham


“A well maintained and presented example of the ‘classic’ nine-ton Hillyard offering excellent family cruising with ideal accommodation for more long distance sailing if required. In current long ownership of over twenty-four years and offered in full commission ready for the 2018 season”


Boat Details

Overall Length: 35ft Overall, 30ft on deck
Waterline: 27ft
Beam: 8ft 7ins
Draught: 4ft 6ins
Displacement: 9 Tons TM
Engine: 12hp PETTER Diesel (re-built)
Berths: 5
Sail: 452 Sq.ft. Plain Sail
Designer: David Hillyard
Builder: Hillyards of Littlehampton
Year Built: 1958
Location: Strangford Lough, N. Ireland


The legendary David Hillyard needs little introduction as one of the most successful wooden boat-builders of the twentieth century, producing a staggering eight hundred boats from two-half tonners to large ocean-going schooners. The yard on the River Arun in Littlehampton, established in the 1920s was soon recognised for producing traditional, well-built family cruising yachts for a reasonable price.

The standard ‘Nine Tonners’ were built in reasonable large numbers and feature a centre cockpit, aft double cabin and canoe stern. The design offers roomy accommodation for five with a weatherly sailing performance and classic styling.

LADY GREY, Hillyard number 560 was built for Surgeon Captain C J P Pearson of Royal Naval Hospital at Chatham where he moored the boat during the late 1950s, early 60s. He moved her to Dartmouth shortly before his retirement in the late 1960s. Lady Grey has only had three owners in total since being built, the current owner bought LADY GREY over twenty-four years ago and has carefully maintained her to a high standard.

Carvel mahogany planked hull all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers. Marine-ply decks epoxy sheathed in 1999. Varnished mahogany superstructure, cockpit and brightwork.

Traditional five berth accommodation with varnished mahogany joinery.
Saloon with settee berth, galley, chart table.
Fore Cabin with port and starboard berths.
Heads Compartment.
Centre Cockpit.
Aft Cabin with double berth.

Keel stepped Douglas Fir pole mast, new 1995. All standing and running rigging replaced in 1995.
Mainsail 2008, Furling Genoa 2014, Storm Jib.
12hp PETTER DIESEL ENGINE, rebuilt in 1996 with new valve gear, piston rings, injectors etc.
Vetus Hydraulic Steering. 20-gallon fuel capacity.


  • 35lb CQR Anchor with 75 metres of chain
  • 25lb Fisherman Anchor
  • Simpson Lawrence Windlass
  • Beaching Legs
  • Recent full cockpit cover
  • Vetus Auto Pilot
  • Garmin 126 GPS
  • Nasa AIS Radar
  • Plastimo Compass
  • Nasa Log/Sounder
  • Navtex WeatherFax
  • Swiftek VHF
  • Six Person RFD Liferaft Valise

Guide: SOLD
Lying: Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland
Viewing: Through the brokers