‘Pandora One’

Price: £POA

Broads Auxiliary Sailing Yacht – ‘Pandora One’.

Price: Offers in excess of £12,000 from sympathetic sailors considered!

“In the 1930s, the yard (Ernest Collins) built a series of yachts, all of which were mahogany-planked and bright varnished, giving a distinctive appearance. These included four 27ft, 4 berthyachts, known as the Pandora Class”
Source: Roger Wilson: http://www.broadlandmemoriesco.uk/collinslegacy.html

Pandora One has been in private hands for many years, and in May/June 2012, she underwent extensive refurbishment etc. works at Cox’s boatyard. The work included:

Fitting a new Nannia 10 hp diesel engine, including strengthening internal hull, fitting new stem tube and pea bracket,

Installing new marine toilet discharging into a stainless steel holding tank , sanding down the bilge and repainting, checking gas system [cooking stove] and rectifying fault, installing automatic bilge pump, constructing new boom.

Removing rot in parts of the hull, installing new sections in mahogany, cutting out planks where the previous prop shaft had been, scarfing-in new planks, re-caulking and filling seams, Sanding down and scraping the hull and mast, and extremal vanish, reapplying coats of primer, paint and vanish

Since then Pandora One has sadly been little used, due to shortage of owner’s time, but has been craned out at the end of each season, winterised and covered, and has had regular maintenance work carried out by the boatyard before craning-in in the following Spring, and is in hand for this year

Costing for all above work are available for inspection, together with copy of the pre-purchase inspection report by John Clabburn, MIIMS, C.Eng, Dipl.Na, AFA, QDR(European Marine Services Ltd), who wrote:

“ … if current levels of maintenance are much improved and action taken to prevent further structural deterioration, l can see no reason why this 28’ Broads sailing yacht “Pandora One” should not continue to give further long and useful service”

Equipment includes mainsail, jib, topsail (latter nearly new), elderly cover, bunk mattresses and usual running and standing gear and equipment, for Norfolk Broads use.

  • List of movable equipment available.
  • Boat Safety Certificate to 2020 awaited.
  • Toll paid to 31 March 2018

Contact Details

Contact Name: Eric Bishop

Contact Email: ebishop@coxsboatyard.co.uk

Contact Telephone: 01692 536206


Cox's Boatyard, Staithe Road, Barton Turf, Norwich, Norfolk