|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
West Sussex UK|
HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:
The Cyclone Design dates from 1919 and is a development of Harrison Butler’s early design Seagull published in 1912. LITTLE KINGFISHER is one of only a small number of yachts built to this successful design by A H Watty Boatbuilder in Fowey in 1926. Before the war, John Carter was a registered owner stationing the yacht in Itchenor. From 1947 to 1951 Major-General Sir Horace Roome KCIE CB CBE MC owned LITTLE KINGFISHER mooring her in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. During the 1950s Major D S Sole and later A E Bloomfield became registered owners keeping the yacht in Cowes and Woodbridge respectively. More recent owners include Richard Best, 1975, John Birchall 1994 and Dan & Hannah Matthews daughter of sailor, writer and broadcaster Tom Cunliffe. The present owners bought LITTLE KINGFISHER in 2017 and completed all the recommendations from a full survey that year. Previously LITTLE KINGFISHER was restored by boatbuilder Paul Drake in the years leading up to 2009 on the East Coast.
Carvel pitch-pine planked hull on sawn oak frames. Teal laid decks, varnished teak coachroof coamings and cockpit, teak and mahogany brightwork. Spoon bow, long 1.25-ton ballast keel, transom stern and round bilges.
Traditional below decks accommodation with full-size port and starboard settee berths, galley to port with Thetford gas cooker with fold-down cover. Lockers to starboard. Jabsco marine WC forward with casing and lid. Forward additional berths and sail stowage. 12 volt cabin lighting.
Currently rigged as a yawl with a total sail area of about 280 sq.ft. Gaff Cutter rig also drawn by the designer sets 317 sq.ft. Spruce pole main mast, keel stepped, mizzen mast deck stepped. Spruce gaff and booms.
10hp YANMAR DIESEL ENGINE 1GM10 last serviced June 2019. Oil filter changed November 2019. Starting battery replaced in September 2019.
Sail Wardrobe includes: Main sail; Staysail; Jib; Mizzen sail.
Bilge pump replaced in August 2017.
ICOM M421 VHF radio;
12kg Plough Anchor and 6mm chain
Wooden boat hook;
Two oil lamps;
Bespoke cover (bought for £2,500 2 years ago); plus Spare cover; and Wooden bin.
Schedule of recent maintenance;
Anti-fouled August 2020;
Decayed timber replaced June 2019;
Rig removal and replacement incl. varnishing & mast head light & wiring April 2018;
Cutlass bearing replaced April 2018
An opportunity to acquire one of Doctor Harrison Butler’s early ‘pocket cruiser’ designs with his trademark and unmistakable sweet lines and good sailing performance. Well maintained and restored in previous ownerships LITTLE KINGFISHER is in full sailing commission on the South Coast and ready to enjoy for carefree sailing days and weekends afloat. With her relatively shallow draught she is also ideal for estuaries and rivers or coastal cruising.
GUIDE: SOLD - March 2021
LYING: Chichester Harbour
VIEWING: Through CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE
|Vessel type:||gaff yawl|
|Designer:||Dr. Thomas Harrison Butler|
|Builder:||A H Watty, Fowey|
|Class Society:||Harrison Butler|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yanmar 1GM10|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Cruising Speed:||4 Knots|
|Maximum Speed:||5 Knots|
|Length over all:||21'|
|Length of deck:||21'|
|Maximum draft:||3' 6"|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
Important Note: The particulars / images of the vessels listed on this website are believed to be accurate but are not guaranteed, buyers should satisfy themselves regarding the same. No warranty is given as to the condition of vessel's hull, machinery and equipment / gear and an examination by a qualified marine surveyor is always recommended.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.