Custom Canoe Stern Yawl
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Shona was built by the famous Luke Brothers in Hamble and is based on the well know Albert Strange Designs. This stunning, classic little yacht is in good condition for her age. Over 100 years later she remains very much the same as when she was first built, and is looking for her next guardian to ensure her continued survival.
Luke Brothers were a boat building firm established in 1829 in Limehouse near London, then moved to Oakbank at Itchen Ferry in 1868 and settled in Hamble in 1895. In Hamble they became successful in designing and building many yachts of all sizes
Shona was sailed to Whitehaven from Allison's boatyard at Freckleton in April 1955, and has been moored here ever since. She has cruised extensively the Solway Firth and Irish sea, visiting the Isle of Man and various ports along the southern, eastern and northern coasts of Ireland. Her cruising has also included the west coast and islands of Scotland, as far north as the Isle of Lewis. She is an extremely sturdy sailing vessel, looking after her crew in varying conditions. The current owner has been a crew member many times since her initial voyage to Whitehaven.
This beautiful little boat is somebody's chance to own a piece of our boating history, and is looking for someone to restore her to the fine cruising yawl she deserves to be.
Shona is constructed to a timber system with carvel laid, full length pitch pine planks over a combination of sawn and steamed oak frames.
The deck is yacht laid planking set on hardwood beams and covered in Track Mark. The cockpit and coach house are teak, with the coach roof finished in pine planking covered in canvas.
Underwater she has a through bolted lead, long keel with deep keel hung rudder. Bronze skin fittings.
Accommodation and Layout
The interior has a warm feeling thanks to the hardwood with contrasting white painted panels. Plenty of light is allowed to flow through from the substantial forward hatch and numerous port holes.
From the cockpit down the companion way, with removable steps and engine bay under, you have the manual bilge pump and sea toilet to starboard. Storage above with easy access to the VHF and chartplotter from the cockpit. To port is the 'work station', with lift up top to toolbox/storage, above is the echo sounder and magnetic steering compass which is clearly visible from the cockpit.
Through into the saloon with seating to port and starboard. Comfortable soft furnishings providing cosy seating with stowage above and below. Cupboard and shelving space forward of the sofas.
Forward of the mast into the open batten lined fore cabin with a single berth either side and storage underneath. Secure area for 2 burner gas hob with cupboard under and stowage forward, leading into the substantial bow chain locker.
Sails and Rigging
Gaff yawl rigged with keel stepped mast. Stainless steel standing rigging and terylene running rigging running down to belaying pins secured near the foot of the mast. Rolling boom furling main sail, and Wykeham Martin roller-furling foresail.
A CENTURY OF WYKEHAM MARTIN!
This roller-furling fitting is a piece of British yachting history. Developed at the beginning of the 20th century by Colonel Wykeham-Martin, these furling systems have been aboard dinghies and yachts for more then 100 years. You could say they are the father of all roller furlers.The system is only intended for free-running jibs. The fittings are not designed to take the continuous strain of the forestay.Particularly reliable in setting and furling jibs. Foredeck work is simplified and dangerous flogging of the sail is limited.
- Gaff main sail
- Top sail
- Mizzen sail
- Mizzen stay sail
- Flying Jib
- Original wooden blocks
- Main sail saddle
- Icom VHF
- Furuno GPS
- CQR Anchor
- Chain & Warp
- Manual bilge pump
- Navigation lights
- Rowing boat
Engine and Mechanics
Shona's auxiliary power is by a Kelvin Poppet Valve 7HP dual petrol/paraffin two cylinder engine. This type of engine was in production from 1906 to 1945, with this particular engine having been made and installed in 1922. Access to the engine, after removing the casing, is good, allowing easy maintenance. The engine has been well maintained and turns, but is in need of attention.
The electrical supply system is 12v provided by a single battery in the 'heads' area. Shore power is also provided. Wiring throughout the vessel provides plenty of lighting with all original lights, sockets and control panel still working order.
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