For Sale - Cornish Crabber Cormorant - £2,500

Cornish Crabbers CORMORANT 12 foot long sailing dinghy named 'GOBLIN' Sail No 85. Good condition for its age; has been sailed and raced by us on Oulto

n Broad only, before which the previous owner had the boat from new, and sailed in the Woodbridge area. All original hull and equipment, mast, spars and oars are in beautiful varnish finished wood, and the original brown gunter sail is still good and sets well. Galvanised Combi trailer/trolley is original too, and is therefore looks as you would expect, but is still roadworthy, as we have travelled many miles with this boat quite successfully. The outside hull surface is due for repainting, and the correct paint is included. The lower hull is antifouled, but only ever dry sailed by us. Outboard engine bracket, but engine excluded from sale - (available separately if required) 

These original Cormorants, designed by Roger Dongray, are rarely on the market, being such safe strongly built family 'Swallows and Amazons' type dinghies, which we are only offering for sale due to an impending house move, and our medical problems. 

Enquiries welcome, and viewing any time by prior arrangement at Hadleigh. 

More photos available by request.

NOTE: This boat was sailed on Oulton Broad during 2015 season, and occasionally raced in the Slow Handicap fleet.

Full details – see link:


Derek Lyne: 01473 828420  or Mobile: 07976 609529

For Sale - 3.5 Metre Mini RIB and Road Trailer

Supplied by Morgan and Sons Brightlingsea in Spring 2012
Central Console with steering wheel and gear / throttle change.
20 H.P Mariner outboard with full service history by Seamark Nunn. Electric start and remote fuel supply.On road trailer with winch.
Dry launched and local use from RHYC only.
Price on Application.
Please contact David Williams on 01473 310672 or 07799474567.

For Sale - Ajax No. 52 - Caprice


  • Orange hull, faded original gel coat, white deck.
  • Original spars.
  • Old championship winning sails, but fine for cruising.
  • Two wheeled, braked, road trailer.
  • Lying Suffolk.

Make an offer. 
For further information, please call: 
Alistair Howse 
01923 448834 or 07798 870037

For Sale - Ajax  - 20-/04/17

Widgeon is a competitive boat ashore in Suffolk and ready to sail.  Extensively refitted in 2010 and carefully maintained and raced since, she is right down to the minimum weight and benefits from high quality well positioned modern fittings and all necessary equipment for racing, mooring, trailing.

2010: keel-bolts; epoxy (in and out); floors; pumps; Echo sounder; mast; standing rigging; running rigging; sails (Collins); covers (boom up and boom down)

2012: trailer (new, bespoke)

2014: white sails (Pinnell & Bax); rudder; main halyard; all sheets

2015: boom

2016: topsides in British Racing Green; fenders and fender socks. 

She is on sale with the nearly new bespoke trailer – we think £6000 is about right but if you want to join this friendly and competitive class, talk to us!  Contact Richard Burnford 07764 831308 or Julian Molyneux 07947 527390; 

For Sale - AJAX  -  GANNET No 63

Has been regularly raced at RHYC for many years and in Falmouth Week (see photo – Gannet leading the pack)
• Now fully restored by David Kerridge and Bob Tate:
• Weight has been reduced from 960Kg to 903Kg and hull has very low moisture reading, which can be demonstrated. Inside of hull treated with epoxy below water line.
• New floors and floorboards all epoxy coated. Spinnaker halyard led under floor boards to helm, as is modern practice.
• Front buoyancy tank rebuilt inside and extended back to conform to class requirements, leaving top of front tank clear for storage.
• Rear buoyance tank refurbished with epoxy and resealed. 
• Side seats, supports and shelf all new and epoxy coated.
• Keel has been off and refurbished all over with epoxy. Keel bolts, plates and lifting eyes all replaced with 316 stainless steel
• Mast is one piece Mk 2 Holt, which has a good reputation, similar to the mast in boat which won the Champs 2 years ago.
• Rig set up to known good fast positions, which will be reproduced on the water for new owner.
• Echo sounder and repeater with new transducer fitted.
This boat has had a comprehensive rebuild and all known weaknesses have been tackled head on and treated correctly. No short cuts have been taken and as such this boat should not be confused with some of the very tired boats on offer, which are cheaper, but will eventually cost far more than the asking price. 
Gannet is offered with 2 suits of good sails, a new cover and a fully restored original road trailer. 
She will be a very competitive boat and we hope that new owner will race her in the RHYC fleet. 

£8,500   ono

Contact:   Bob Tate  01473 622995  or


For Sale - West Solent - Vivacious

West Solent One Design now on the market, please see the detail of this 1927 Classic on or contact the owner:

Ian Murdoch 07751303681

For Sale - Canewdon Witch
Holeman 26     Length: 26 ft.   Beam: 7.5 ft.   Draft: 4 ft.  Built  1963, mahogany on rock elm.             Survey 2010.
Built by Tucker Brown, Burnham on Crouch, for the Commodore of the Crouch Yacht Club.  She has had just three owners from new and has always been maintained to the highest Standard. The interior is unusually well appointed for a boat of this size. 
The following work has been undertaken by the current owner over the last 20 years:
Keel removed, new keel gasket and aluminium bronze keel bolts fitted. Also SS chain plates, stem head and mast tabernacle fitted. Topsides planks resplined, red lead stopping below waterline replaced.
Beta 10 twin cylinder diesel fitted 2003?  (approx. 750 hrs running)
Rewired onto bespoke circuit breaker panel with VSR monitoring, Battery condition monitor and 240 volt converter.  2009.
Cruising shute,   Furlex system and new padded luff Genoa  2009.  Main 2001.  Standing and running rigging 2000. 

Contact:  Jo Stokes,     07518024998 /   01473217232