Price: £3,950 GBP
Location: Heybridge, Essex UK
Condition: requires cosmetics, engine needs servicing.
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Dagger board, Keel
Rossiter’s Purbrook Heron, 23ft Bermudan Sloop. Flush decks forward creates more accommodation space below. Small doghouse with sliding hatch.
Long keel with drop centre plate. Canoe stern, tiller steering from a well sized open deep aft open cockpit.
Decks are epoxy sheathed and painted.
She offers 2-3 berths, toilet and galley facilities.
Auxiliary 9hp Yanmer diesel engine.
Oak and mahogany carvel construction.
In need of some cosmetics and TLC
Nominal Length: 7.09 m
Length Overall: 6.78 m
Length At Water Line: 5.79 m
Beam: 2.29 m
Draft: 1.63 m
Max Draft: 1.63 m
Keel Up: 0.91 m
Keel Down: 1.63 m
Fuel Tank Capacity: 3 gallons
Displacement: 3.00 tonnes
Engine Power: 9
Number of Engines: 1
Boat Name: Heron
Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement
Engine Model: Yanmar 1 GM10
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Yanmar 1 GM10, 9hp single cylinder diesel engine.
Raw water cooled
16inch twin bladed propeller
stainless steel shaft, flexible R&D shaft coupling.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive
Carvel planked. Oak frames, stem and stern post, all copper nails and roves. Oak floors. Mahogany planked, cotton caulked and soft putty.Keel hung rudder with cut out for the propeller. Cast iron external ballast keel fitted with a steel centreplate operated from a bronze steel rope drum.
Oak and pine deck beams, oak knees
Decks sheathed with cloth epoxied and painted.
Hatch in the fore deck. Sliding hatch in the dog house to the accommodation.
One open cabin fitted out with mahogany joinery. It is simple but attractive.
plain wooden cabin sole boards.
Headroom in cabin of 4’8″ to 5ft 3ins in the dog house.
Hull side white painted ,two opposing settee berth bunks , pipe cot in the fore peak with Baby Blake sea toilet. There are some berth cushions but reported to be tatty in need of recovering.
Portable water carriers. Gas single burner.
Equipment: Laminated tiller with an alloy extension.
20lb CQR anchor with chain
Laminated wooden boom crutch
Canvas fitted cockpit cover
warps and fenders
Bombard inflatable dinghy which has no oars!
Laminated spruce mast keel stepped with twin spreaders.
Fractional Bermudan rig.
2 x Barton halyard winches
Pine roller boom
Slab reefing in the Tan main sail made by Gowen’s, white fore sail and tan jib ( New 2009)
Stainless standing rigging, running backstays. Rigging replaced 2008-9
Terylene running rigging.
Navigation Equipment: Navigation lights
Autohelm depth sounder
Icom M56 VHF radio
Target log and speed
Clock and barometer
Safety Equipment: handrails fitted to coach roof.
Galvanized pull pit on the bow.
2 x fire extinguishers.