|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:
The legendary David Hillyard needs little introduction as one of the most successful wooden boat-builders of the twentieth century, producing a staggering eight hundred boats from two-half tonners to large ocean-going schooners. The yard on the River Arun in Littlehampton, established in the 1920s was soon recognised for producing traditional, well-built family cruising yachts for a reasonable price.
The standard ‘Nine Tonners’ were built in reasonable large numbers and feature a centre cockpit, aft double cabin and canoe stern. The design offers roomy accommodation for six people with a weatherly sailing performance and classic styling.
AIDEESEA was built in 1965 for Arthur Chesterfield CBE of Woodlands Court, Brighton, keeping her on a Chichester Harbour mooring. Arthur a member of the Westminster Bank Yacht Club. During the early 1970s Mr & Mrs A E Cattle of Pinner, Middlesex. AIDEESEA has only had three owners in total since being built, the current owner bought the boat in 1976 and has carefully maintained her to a high standard since keeping her in the Lymington River.
Carvel mahogany planked hull all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers. Marine-ply decks epoxy sheathed in 2005 by Hillyard. Varnished mahogany superstructure, cockpit and brightwork
Traditional interior with mahogany joinery throughout, original as-built with a centre cockpit and three separate cabin layout.
FORE CABIN with berths to port and starboard, fore hatch, chain locker and athwartships bulkhead with door to: SALOON with settee berths to port and starboard, lockers above and below. GALLEY to the port side with cooker, sink, pantry and crockery lockers. Centre cockpit with locker seating, wheel helm with hydraulic steering, fold-down table. Aft cabin with twin berths, lockers and wardrobe and marine HEADS COMPARTMENT.
BERMUDIAN SLOOP RIG -sets 380 sq.ft plain sail.
Mainsail and cover
Roller reefing headsails x 2
30 Fathoms of chain attached to Bruce Anchor
C.Q.R Anchor with leader chain and rope (auxiliary)
2 boat hooks (one with rope and slip hook).
Firedell radar reflector
Ball and cone signals
Sea Anchor with line
Oil lamp on gimbals
All manuals including GPS and engine
Fuel tank 30 gallons
2 batteries (VHF radio/domestic services/starting engine)
12hp Petter Twin Diesel Engine (AV2RMR) with reverse gear
Freshwater tank 30 gallons
Riding light (oil)
Moring ropes/tow ropes
Spare gas cylinder
Many misc engine parts and boat gear.
Remarkably original and well cared for example of this ever-popular cruising yacht design, in current forty-five-year ownership. Offered at a realistic guide price to sell this season. Last surveyed in August 2017. Anodes recently replaced. Summer 2020 re-paint and antifoul. Viewing highly recommended. Laid up afloat for winter 2020.
GUIDE: Sale Pending - April 2021
LYING: South Coast
VIEWING: Through CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE
|Vessel type:||Bermudian Sloop|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Cruising Speed:||5 Knots|
|Length over all:||32'|
|Length of deck:||32'|
|Length at waterline:||28'|
|Maximum draft:||4' 6"|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
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Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.