Hillyard – 9-Ton Double Ended Cutter for sale
£ 25,000Vat Included / Paid
Hillyard’s of Littlehampton is now part of boat building’s folk-lore and these hand crafted vessels continue to find favour with the ‘traditional sailor’ entertaining the charms of solid wood construction and a feel factor rarely found in modern plastic boats. The exact number of yachts built by Hillyard’s is not known but it could have been as many as 800 and there are records of around 600 with tonnages between 2.5 and 29. Their sea kindliness is legendary. The 1932 9-Ton Hillyard ‘Billy Blue’ offers a wide array of sailing opportunities due to her versatile cutter rig. This provides her a balanced rig easily managed short-handed using a choice of sails to cope with any conditions. Enthusiastically maintained and presented in excellent cosmetic condition.
– STANDARD HORIZON VHF radio with DSC
– CLIPPER Depth/ Speed indicator.
– Windex (at top of mast)
– 2 x 12 V Batterys
– 110 Ah
– 240V Main Ring
– 4 Outlets in cabins.
– BUKH DV20 20hp 2 cylinder watercooled 4 stroke diesel engine with reduction gearbox conventionally driving through a stainless steel shaft and a 3-bladed propeller
– Fuel: 50 ltr stainless steel diesel tank
– Water: 75 ltr stainless steel tank
– 1 life buoy
– 1 auto fire extinguisher
– 2 Bilge Pumps (1 auto, 1 manual)
Sails and Rig
Traditional red Hillyard sail wardrobe:
Main Sail (with slab reefing)
-Tiller steering to aft, with cockpit remote VHF hand control.
– Engine controls to stbd on foot well bulkhead.
-Most control lines are fed aft to the cockpit (halyard winches at foot of mast)
– Seating to port and stbd of cockpit with storage areas below.
– Bulkhead mounted compass.
Heading down the companionway immediately to stbd is the chart table with the navigation equipment. Opposite is the galley area has a sink with cold water pump and a gas hob and oven with extractor fan. Forward are bench seats/berths to port and stbd with stowage spaces behind and under. Four portholes on each side on the bulkhead and an overhead ‘Butterfly’ skylight hatch give the accommodation area a generous amount of light. Continuing forward to port is the HEADS compartment with a wash basin and stowage area opposite. Forward of the bulkhead door is the FORWARD CABIN which is currently being used as a storage area for the sails, with a single berth to port.
Re-fit by current ownership-
– Iroko structural floors
– Mahogany coach house
– Sprayhood (2017)
– Re painted (2017)
– Re varnished throughout (Including mast and boom) (2017)
See video for internal walkthrough.
– Furling equipment
– CQR Anchor, Warp and Chain
– Mooring lines
– Boat Hook
– Spare ropes
– Bow Sprite
– Running Backstays
“Billy is a very sound and sea-kindly classic yacht. she has provided us with many years of wonderful sailing, mainly along the south coast and across the channel.”