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    Classic - 28

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    • Classic - 28 for sale in United Kingdom
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    • Classic - 28
    • Classic - 28
    • Classic - 28 for sale in United Kingdom
    • Classic - 28 for sale
    • Classic - 28
    • Classic - 28
    • Classic - 28 for sale in United Kingdom
    • Classic - 28 for sale
    • Classic - 28
    • Classic - 28
    • Classic - 28 for sale in United Kingdom
    • Classic - 28 for sale

    Classic 28ft 6 Tonner. A true classic yacht, built in 1959 by William King of Burnham-on-Crouch to an F.B.R. Brown design.  Built to exacting standards for her owner with the very best materials.  3/4 inch teak planking on rock elm frames provide a sturdy and elegant foundation for this immaculate bermudian sloop.   Designed as a boat that would sail upright, would not draw too much water, and would provide as much comfort as can be had in a 6 tonner.  With beautiful lines and economical overhangs, Amble is a comfortable cruiser for three people.  Fully restored in 2013, she is now offered with an impressive inventory and considered specification and is ready to sail away to be admired and enjoyed in equal measure.  £35,000

    Construction & Design

    In 1954 F.B.R. Brown designed the 6-ton Rundlet for himself, he wanted “a boat that would sail upright, would not draw too much water, and would provide as much comfort as can be had in a 6-tonner.”

    Amble is Rundlet’s immediate successor and “practically identical” to her.  The changes made were small but interesting.  Though Amble has economical overhangs the counter is a little longer than Rundlet’s.  The alteration was made for the sake of appearance.


    The aim of the design is a comfortable cruiser for three people. Since the boat is under 24 ft L.W.L. and, therefore, too small for R.O.R.C. races, speed, both intrinsic and on R.O.R.C. rating, was left to take care of itself.  Speed, in a yacht, is never to be despised, and efficiency of rig and saving of unnecessary weight have not been lost sight of by the designer.

    Amble is beamy.  Her designer says that she has demonstrated adequately that beam may be a substitute for draft even when sailing on the wind, and both the practical experience of recent years and the best current theory (at the time) of keel design indicate that this may be true.

    The ballast/displacement ratio of 37 per cent is a good ratio in a boat of this size, planked in teak on Canadian rock elm timbers at 6 in centres, and with scantlings slightly in excess of Lloyd’s.

    Though Amble is beamy, the architect has shown no tendency in the lines to run out to a full stern.  The lines aft are not pinched, but the hull shape falls into what may be called the “symmetrical” class.

    The designer wrote of her early performance when she won her class at the Pattinson Cup and proceeded to gain a first and a third in the next two races: “Each of these occasions included a beat to windward in a smart breeze from the Sunk L.V. to Burnham.”  These are the very conditions under which the small, beamy yacht of moderate draft has been traditionally assumed to be at her worst; but of all man’s creations the sailing yacht is the most likely to baffle his reasoning.

    Restoration highlights

    New engine & controls
    New deck
    New teak cockpit sole incorporating access hatch
    New stemhead fitting
    New companionway bulkhead
    All coachroof seams splined
    New electrics
    Reconditioned sliding hatch
    New galley
    New saloon shelving
    New stainless steel water tank
    New portlights
    New Lewmar forehatch
    New stainless steel fuel tank
    New exhaust system
    New upholstery


    3 berths and potential for double V berth in foc’sle
    Microcare Suede Cushion covers throughout.

    Webasto Air Top 2000 ST Diesel Heater

    ENO Duo 2 Burner c/w pan holders and gimbals
    907 Camping Gaz installation (certified)
    Penguin Stainless Steel Round Sink
    Penguin Stainless Steel Omni-directional faucet

    Fresh Water
    25 gallon stainless steel freshwater tank
    Whale 12v pump, strainer and Aquafilta


    Yanmar 1GM10 Diesel 10hp


    2 x 12v Rolls AGM Batteries
    Blue Sea Systems DC Digital Voltmeter
    Blue Sea Systems 12v Automatice Charge Relay
    Blue Sea Systems 12v HD Battery Switch

    Rig & Sails

    Jib - North Sails
    Mainsail - North Sails
    Cruising Chute - Lucas Sails - new 2013

    Selden 207 Furlex
    All s/s wire standing rigging
    New plastic coated s/s guardwires
    8 stainless steel stanchions
    English braids running rigging
    Harken genoa track and blocks
    2 x Lewmar ST40 winches
    2 x Lewmar Std winches


    Blue Sea Systems RCD Switch Panel
    Simrad IS40 Triton Multifunction Display
    Airmar - depth, speed and sea temp transducer
    Shakespeare VHF aerial

    Bulkhead compass
    LED Masthead TriColour and Anchor Light

    Raymarine ST1000+ Tiller Pilot

    Not included in sale

    Simrad NSS7 Touch Chartplotter/MFD
    Simrad NAIS-400 AIS Transponder
    Simrad IS20 Masthead unit
    GoFree WiFi module
    Simrad RS25 VHF Radio


    The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith, in this case we are acting as Brokers only.  Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


    Trusted British Yacht Brokers, Established almost 40 years, permanent offices in Lefkas Marina, Ionian Greece & Portsmouth, UK. We specialise in live aboard blue water cruisers. Experienced, Professional, Qualified All Brokers are Full Members of ABYA, we work to a code of practice with safe Clients bank Accounts and carry PI Insurance. As Agents for Allures Yachting we represent a blue water brand of cruiser, Aluminium hulls, GRP topsides and Lifting keels. Experience our Service we sell yachts nothing else. Call us for a chat 00 44 (0)1329 827053

    £ 35,000
    Sales status:available
    Year built:1959
    Length (m):8.53
    Beam (m):2.51
    KW:10.0 hp
    Max Draft4.25 feetWaterline length21.25 feet
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