Classic Broads Yacht Sleeping Beauty

Price: £17,995 OVNO

Sleeping Beauty was built by Ernest Woods in 1928. I have been her second owner since 2006 and have extensively restored and upgraded her over the course of my ownership. She has new hydrodynamic rudder and keel (designed by Andrew Wolstenholme) and a new rig consisting of hollow wooden mast, wooden boom, extended wooden bowsprit, and carbon gaff and topmast, new sails by Jeckells with integral topsail, and mostly new running rigging.

The hull is varnished mahogany on oak frames, and the deck is 3mm epoxied marine ply in light grey, she has new fore and aft hatches, a brand new overall winter sail cover and a refurbished summer boom and cockpit cover. She was converted to electric propulsion in 2011 using a controller, charger, battery management system, and electric motor supplied by the Lynch Motor Company and Gori two-blade folding propeller, and has a range of 8 hours at about 4 knots using four 12v long cycle AGM batteries. There is also a bespoke outboard bracket and a lightly-used Honda 2.3hp 4-stroke outboard, which can be used as a back-up and for longer (non-stop) passages (e.g. between north and south Broads). LED interior lighting, navigation lights, new quant pole, new cushions, curtains, foam mattresses, bespoke cockpit table which doubles as double berth infill for forecabin, etc.

General Specification
Builder: Ernest Woods, 1928
River Cruiser Class: No. 31
LOA: 10.36m (34ft)
LOD: 9.11m (30ft)
Beam: 2.59m (8.5ft)
Draft: 1m (3.5ft)
Keel: Fin (2010)
Rudder: Spade (2012)

Wood Carvel (Mahogany on Oak; extensive replanking 2007, 2013, 2014, 2017)
New marine ply 3mm deck epoxied and painted (2021)
Refurbished hatches, coach roof, hull partly revarnished, etc (2021)
(Stored inside at Cox’s Boatyard, Barton most winters)

Rigging and Sails
Gaff-rigged sloop with integral topsail
New running backstays (2010)
New hollow laminate mast (2012)
New carbon gaff and topmast (2014)
New running rigging with tufnell blocks (2011)
3 Reefing points and lines for mainsail (2011)
Most blocks replaced with new ash blocks (2011)
New Jeckells tan mainsail and topsail (2007)
New Jeckells tan foresail (2011)
Total sail area: 660 sq ft

Mechanical and Electrical
Lynch Electric Motor (24v) (2011, refurbished by Lynch 2021)
Offset shaft direct drive to Gori 2-blade folding propeller (2011)
Bespoke Outboard Bracket (2016) and Honda 2.3hp 4-stroke (2007)
Two battery boxes (starboard cockpit, port midships)
4 12v AGM batteries working as two isolated battery banks (2020)
7 12v LED interior lights, 3 fixed brass navigation lights (2008)
Two period correct cockpit winches for jib sheets (refurbished 2021)
Shore power for charging, etc
Cigar lighter charging points

2 single or 1 double berth in fore cabin
2 single berths in main cabin
5 foam mattresses covered with water resistant fabric
4 cushions, 12 curtains, 4 foam mattresses (2007)
Jabsco Sea Toilet (2007)
Sink, pressurised fresh water (50 litres)
Two hinged cabin roofs with refurbished tan canvas (2021)
Six original opening portholes, 8 further windows

New Jeckells Top Gun Dark Green overall winter cover (2021)
Refurbished Jeckells Ivory Cockpit and Boom cover (2021)
New wooden varnished quant pole (2011, revarnished 2021)
2 fire extinguishers, fire blanket
Mud weight, bucket, mop
Small inflatable dinghy and oars
Warps, fenders, reefing lines, spare blocks, etc

Contact Details

Contact Name: Ted Briscoe or Enquire at Cox’s Boatyard office

Contact Email:

Contact Telephone: 07798 662031


In water at Cox’s Boatyard