David Thomas Quarter Tonner

Recent upgrades and investment
£8,990.00 ReducedUnder-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  273344
  • Length  ·  9.14m
  • Year  ·  1978
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 14hp, Beta marine engine B-14H (2008)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Designer David Thomas
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 30.0 ltr (6.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 14hp
Engine make and model Beta marine engine B-14H (2008)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade, fixed.
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Gear box: TMC 40P


Length 9.14m
Beam 3.05m
Draft Max 1.70m
Displacement 6,000kg (13,230.0lbs)
Headroom 1.80m
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Sparlight Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail Westaway - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail Westaway - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Radial spinnaker (unknown year)
Storm jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Kemp Furlex furling system
Adjustable backstay
Sails in good condition
Spinnaker only used once

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Re-epoxy coating to hull and top sides
Recent seacocks
Antifouled August (2020)


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
No. of crew berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Recent seatoilet, upholstery and headlining

2 burner propane Stove


Manual water system

Recent seatoilet, upholstery and headlining

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Swim Ladder

6 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
(Bruce Type)
Wind Pilot windvane self-steering system
dinghy (unknown year)
Knowsley and Lewmar winches
Standing frame/cradle available

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

New and boxed Lowrance Chartplotter/GPS, VHF handheld and VHF (DSC)
ICS Nav6 navtex
Seago liferaft RAFT 6-4

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

MOB device

Broker's Comments

There were only seven of these David Thomas designed boats built for racing and this owner has the original signed drawings.

Both the cockpit and interior accommodation are spacious and comfortable, complemented by six berths, separate heads, forecabin and ample storage space.  The saloon provides open plan space for relaxing and entertaining, with a galley that is comfortable to prepare meals in and a navigation area with plenty of room for passage planning and working with charts.   The sale also includes a Liferaft, boxed navigation and safety instruments, a Wind Pilot and dinghy. Although the engine was installed in 2008, it has had very little use since and the sails look to be in very good condition.

This boat would be suitable for a variety of interests and uses, including cruising in comfort and competitive, club racing.  For anybody looking for a competitively priced, well equipped performance cruiser, this boat should be considered. If this is the type of boat you are looking for, please do contact us for more information and to arrange a viewing.

There is also a new boxed AMPAIR Pacific 100 WATT marine wind generator, available for separate negotiation.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This David Thomas Quarter Tonner has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

16 years

Why are you selling her?

Lack of use

Where have you sailed her?

UK Eastern coast

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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