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….. Sold – September 2014 …..

A TRADITIONAL BERMUDIAN CUTTER design influenced by Dr. T Harrison Butler and built in 1939 by J W Upham of Brixham


Boat Details

Overall Length: 24ft
Waterline: 22ft 6ins
Beam: 8ft 6ins
Draught: 4ft 6ins
Displacement: 6 Tons TM
Engine: 10hp Yanmar Diesel
Berths: 2
Sail: 280 sq. ft.
Designer: Dr. T Harrison Butler
Builder: Upham of Brixham
Year Built: 1939
Location: East Coast


Dr. Thomas Harrison Butler needs little introduction as one of the country’s leading yacht designers of the 1930’s.  His work is much admired worldwide and yachts are still being built to his many varied cruising yacht designs. Veritia is an able, well balanced cruising yacht influenced by THB and attributed to his design although modified by the builders. The modified design later became a recognised class known as Water Bugs.

In the present ownership Veritia has been completely re-fitted to a high standard throughout and is presented in excellent fully commissioned condition.
Pitch-pine planking copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers. Sheathed decks, teak cabin and cockpit coamings. Long straight keel. Varnished teak transom.


Samson post
Bronze fairleads
CQR anchor
Large ash block for boom preventer line
Douglas fir bowsprit with tensioning rig
Anchor points and webbing jackstays
Varnished forehatch with bullseye prism
Portlight (new fitted cover 2012)
Varnished (non-opening) skylight (new fitted cover 2012)
Chimney apeture for solid fuel stove below
Teak grab rails
Two bronze mushroom vents
Teak midships cleats
Bullseye fairleads x 4
Teak furling line cleats
Tufnol primary winches mounted to teak bases
Tufnol snubbing winches (new 2012) mounted to teak bases
Varnished teak doors and sliding hatch to companionway
Lights and navigation:
Navigation lights mounted in teak coamings
Steaming light mounted to mast
Stern light mounted to backstay
NASA LED tricolour to mast top
VHF aerial and windflag to mast top
Brass gimballed compass with red LED light
Echosounder and digital cockpit repeater
Internal GPS aerial
Navigation Station:
Navigation table to starboard with Garmin
GPS, Echosounder, fused switchboard and VHF radio
Two large drawers and lockers
Demountable red LED light
Battery isolation switch
Ignition panel
12v charger socket

Radar reflector to backstay
Life-ring and light with cockpit mounts
Pyrotechnic flares in plastic canister – in date
Full length webbing jackstays
Two safety harnesses
Two dry powder fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
Bolt cutters
Self draining gas locker

Teak cockpit with lifting seat to locker and lazarette containing stern greaser (new 2013)
Seat locker containing five fenders
Locker containing plastic diesel tank and plastic jerry cans
Teak cockpit sole lifting for access to engine and batteries
Full boom tent new 2011

Companionway steps with locker under – removes for engine access
Berths to port and starboard with supports for double berth infill
Flexible water tank under and storage access
Six lockers above starboard berth
Bulkhead mounted charcoal heater
Demountable chimney
Two gimbal mounted brass oil lamps
Two 12v brass shaded lights
12v light to forepeak
Clock and barometer

Two ring gas cooker with oven and grill
Stainless steel sink with brass freshwater pump
Locker under with gas cut-off and sink drain, auto pump
Various storage lockers and food preparation shelf, storage rack
Yanmar GM10, serviced annually
12v marine battery new 2010
12v ‘house’ battery
3 blade propeller (new bearing 2013)
Jabasco sea toilet
Fisherman’s anchor
50m chain and 10m warp in chainlocker
Oak slatted infill for double bunk in saloon
Varnished whisker pole
Two large balloon fenders
Peg rack with various mooring warps

Bermudain cutter with galvanised and stainless standing rigging, some replaced 2010 and some in 2013
Running rigging partly replaced 2012
Solid douglas fir mast (age unknown) revarnished annually
Solid douglas fir boom with bronze roller-reefing gear
Ash single spreaders, varnished annually

Tan mainsail (Jeckells) new 2011 (Mainsail cover new 2009)
Tan staysail (on Wykham Martin bronze furling gear) unknown age but sacrificial strip replaced 2010 and valeted annually
Cream flying jib (on Wykham Martin bronze furling gear) unknown age but sacrificial strip replaced 2010 and valeted annually
Available by separate negotiation: Inflatable tender and 2.5 HP outboard


Classic Yacht Brokerage has known Veritia for over twenty years, mostly during the time she was stationed in Cornwall. She is an attractive, shapely cruising yacht principally to the design of THB. We would have no hesitation in recommending an early viewing.

LYING: East Coast
VIEWING: Through the brokers.