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BUSH BABY

A 1961 SOUTH COAST ONE-DESIGN - Number Sixty-Six, designed by Charles Nicholson and built by Burnes Boat Yard, Bosham

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Overall Length: 26ft :: Waterline: 22ft :: Beam: 7ft 10ins :: Draught: 5ft 3ins :: Displacement: 6 Tons T M

Engine: 12hp Dolphin Engine :: Designer: Charles Nicholson :: Builder: Burnes of Bosham :: Location: West Sussex

Sail: 281 sq. ft. Bermudian Rig :: Berths: Four Berths :: Year: 1961 :: Price: £11,500

Broker's Details:

HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:

The South Coast One-Design needs little introduction as one of the most successful cruiser / racer designs of the mid 20th Century.

A group of Island Sailing Club members in 1955 approached Charles Nicholson to design an inexpensive fast one-design cruiser/racer. The first six boats built by Lallows of Cowes all competed in the 1956 Round the Island Race winning the first six places overall.

Burnes of Bosham received numerous orders to built SCODS, as they became known and in total, between 1956 to 1967 built sixty-two boats. In total around one hundred and six SCODS have been built, the Burnes boats being the most sought-after, Bush Baby being one of them built in 1961.

Built for R W Griffiths of Henfield, Sussex and based in Chichester during his ownership through the 1960's and 70's. Registered in Southampton. Official Number 303332.

Carvel built of mahogany copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers with mahogany back-bone.

Traditional accommodation for four in two cabin layout with galley and heads compartment.

12hp Dolphin Series 11, two stroke petrol engine.

Spring 2014 cosmetic overhaul and engine refurbish.

INVENTORY:

Plastimo Steering Compass

Hand Bearing Compass

Nasa Log

Nasa Sounder

Nasa AIS Receiver

Garmin GPS

VHF Radio

Danbuoy

Horseshoe Lifebuoy

Navigation Lights

Clock & Barometer

Inflatable Tender

Beaching Legs

Ensign

Boat Hook

Mooring Warps

20lb Plough Anchor

Kedge Anchor & Chain

BROKERS NOTE:

The South Coast One-Design is a great cruiser/racer ideal for the novice sailor or more seasoned yachtsman looking to sail in local waters or further afield. An economical means of getting afloat with a twelve months deep water mooring in Chichester Harbour available at £1,293 per annum, plus £69 pa harbour dues.

Certainly one of the better examples of the class available, subject to much expenditure last season, in commission and ready to sail.

GUIDE: £11,500

LYING: West Sussex

VIEWING: Through the brokers,

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