A really beautiful 27ft 6in teak sloop designed by Buster Brown as his own boat. One of the prettiest, most characterful classics anywhere. Lovingly maintained and ready to sail away - or even race in a classic regatta! Offered through local brokerage and chandlery - buyer benefits from chandlery discount.
A one-off wooden sloop built in 1954 by William King of Burnham, to a design by FBR (Buster) Brown and intended as his own yacht.
Teak long keeled hull with lead ballast keel set towards the front of the skeg.
Topsides painted with white gloss.
Rudder, built from hardwood boards with bronze straps and steered by varnished hardwood tiller
Deck beams in oak
Decks in western red cedar, straight planked with cream coloured painted canvas sheathing
Superstructure in varnished teak
Self draining cockpit with sheet copper base and teak grating and
Access from the cockpit to the saloon is via a companion way with hinged panelled hardwood doors and a top slide.
Saloon has three single berths and a galley with 2 burner alcohol stove and stainless steel sink with manually operated pressurised water supply. Fold down work surface over stove and storage under.
Full size chart table folds away to allow access to quarter berth.
Cabin heating by fixed charcoal burner .
Heads and sail storage compartment in forepeak with early model Blakes sea toilet, separated from main saloon by two doors in main timber bulkhead.
Masthead sloop rig
Deck stepped,varnished timber mast, boom and spinnaker pole.
Stainless steel wire standing rigging - replaced in 2012.
Three reefing lines
Two single action primary sheet winches, in chromed bronze, on cockpit coamings. Probably original
Sails in Dacron/canvas by Heard & Clatworthy - all in Egyptian Cream colour. Aged but little used and usually serviced annually.
Yanmar 3 GM 20hp diesel engine, serviced in 2019, with shaft driven 3 bladed folding bronze propeller.
Morse type gear/ throttle control in cockpit
2 switched batteries - switched with independent isolators and crossover.
Charging by engine alternator, solar panel and shore power charger.
Shore power cable
Simpson Lawrence manual windlass
15kg anchor with 25yds 1.5in chain.
MOB recovery sling
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
Cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils
All over cover
Pulpit in stainless steel
2 boarding ladders
Navigation lights at masthead
Sprayhood in beige canvas
Mainsail cover in dark red canvas
All over cover in beige canvas: splits into three sections and rear part can be used as a bimini when moored.