William King & Sons Classic Wooden Sloop 32'

An Absolute Bargain !!!
£14,500.00 Reduced

  • Boat REF#  ·  262757
  • Length  ·  9.75m
  • Year  ·  1926
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 27hp, Yanmar 3GM30-93 (2005)
  • Lying  ·  Lancashire
Boatshed Lancashire
Boatshed Lancashire
Paul Diffin

Extra Details

Designer Daniels
Builder William King & Sons
Lying Lancashire
Fuel capacity 54.6 ltr (12.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 20.0 ltr (4.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/02/2017


Engine 1 x diesel 27hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 3GM30-93 (2005)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze. (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

Engine serviced professionally May 2019


Length 9.75m
LWL 8.69m
Beam 2.82m
Draft Min 1.40m
Draft Max 1.40m
Displacement 4,980kg (10,980.9lbs)
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Spruce Wood spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2009)


Reefing mainsail - roller boom (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Two spinnaker poles.
Twin running backstays.
Chain plates replaced 2005.
Foresail roller-reefing installed 1985.
Mainsail can be roller or slab reefed.
All timber spars refurbished 2017.
New mast-head nav light & VHF aerial 2017.
Boom cover & sprayhood inspected & cleaned.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Hull constructed in pitch pine with teak king planks on oak frames, caulked and filled seams over traditional framework.
Hull re-caulked 2017.
Sea-cocks serviced 2017.
New anodes 2017.
New auto bilge-pump 2017.
Hull topsides re-painted & varnished 2017.
Epifanes PP re-varnishing system includes doghouse, mast & spars.
Deck & rudder refurbished 2017.
Skylight stripped, varnished & re-glazed in 10mm perspex 2017.
Cockpit doghouse & deck stripped & varnished 2017.
Offset propeller shaft to starboard.
Twin steel fuel tanks.
Single steel water tank


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Main saloon attractively finished in teak.
Reflex oil fired stove against forward bulkhead.
Baby Blake sea toilet in foc'sle, serviced 2017.
Refleks 71/66/62M paraffin cabin heater.
Taylors 043 gas cooker, grill & oven.

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system
Fresh water wash

Main saloon attractively finished in teak.
Reflex oil fired stove against forward bulkhead.
Baby Blake sea toilet in foc'sle, serviced 2017.
Refleks 71/66/62M paraffin cabin heater.
Taylors 043 gas cooker, grill & oven.

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Tonneau cover

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual windlass
2 anchors
(35lb CQR & 15kg Bruce)
40.00m of chain

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Ships compass.
Garmin 2106 chart plotter.
Icom Marine IC-M56 VHF Radio.
Seafarer 600 echo sounder.
Autohelm 2000 autopilot.
Nasa Clipper log.

Safety Equipment

Safety harnesses
Swim ladder

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 electric)

Two Whale manual bilge pumps.
Two auto-electric bilge pump.

Broker's Comments

This is a beautiful and extremely well maintained example of a William King and Sons 1926 Vintage Bermudian Sloop that has recently been refitted.

£2000 has been spent last spring on servicing the engine and fuel system. A new engine inlet water strainer has been fitted with a new sea-cock, also the stern gland has been repacked. All antifouled and now ready for launch in three weeks time
This is a rare opportunity to own a very much admired 1926 classic wooden yacht Recently refurbished professionally and in fine condition, this is your chance to enjoy all the advantages of sailing a beautiful example of a traditionally constructed auxiliary bermudan sloop. Originally built in 1926 by William King and Sons, Burnham on Crouch, she is a treasured classic that has been with the current owner since 1977.
1. Finished to a high standard, she is being well maintained and major restoration works have just been professionally completed. Recent expenditure has exceeded £30,000 after a full professional survey obtaining a valuation of £36,000. Any work to bring her to top condition were addressed and improvements carried out. Finishing off with all the necessary re-painting & re-varnishing works. The current owner wishes to ensure this fine vessel cruises for many more years and therefore instigated the refurbishment works prior to sale.

A relatively full hull form and broad transom, she gives the impression of a much larger yacht, she would therefore make a most attractive family cruising yacht. Recent survey report available.

She has just been re-launched 31st May 2019 after a winter ashore and she has just returned from a short shake down cruise before returning to the marina to await a new owner.

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

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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