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HEARD 28 CLASS GAFF CUTTER - Lying Plymouth - Guide: £30,000

28ft. TRADITIONAL STYLE GAFF CUTTER, DESIGNED BY PERCY DALTON AND BUILT BY HEARDS OF MYLOR, CORNWALL IN 1982 - MOULDED GRP HULL, TEAK & IROKO BRIGHTWORK AND INTERIOR JOINERY

HEARD 28 CLASS GAFF CUTTER - Lying Plymouth - Guide: £30,000
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Overall Length: 28ft :: Waterline: 26ft 6ins :: Beam: 10ft :: Draught: 5ft :: Displacement: 17000 lbs displacement

Engine: 40hp Perkins Perama Diesel :: Designer: Percy Dalton :: Builder: Martin Heard :: Location: Devon

Sail: 656 sq ft plain sail :: Berths: Six Berths :: Year: 1982 :: Price: £30,000

Broker's Details:

HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:

The Heard 28 has quickly become established as a modern design classic, incorporating many of the features of the working boats of the West Country.

Percy Dalton was commission to produce a weatherly and roomy cruising design to be moulded and fitted out by Heards of Mylor Bridge on the Fal Estuary in Cornwall. Percy (1906-1982) was a noted yacht designer and artist, combining these skills, as previously did artist and yacht designer Albert Strange to produce an shapely little vessel, pleasing to the eye and with a very capable sailing ability. Percy who spent his working life in the Falmouth area drew inspiration from the local working craft.

In all over 100 of the 28ft version of his design were built between 1968 - 2008. The Heard 28s have become desirable and much sought-after yachts, which rarely come on to the market.

Wild Pigeon was fitted out to a high specification by a Wadebridge shipwright using teak, mahogany and iroko and many solid bronze and brass fittings. Only two shipwright owners from new, the first for over thirty years when Wild Pigeon entered and won many regattas for Falmouth Working Boats. She has been regularly maintained by Tom Boatyard at Polruan and by her current, now retired Morgan Giles shipwright owner.

GRP moulded hull with timber decks, GRP sheathed from new. Solid iroko coachroof coamings and cockpit with teak and iroko brightwork. Solid bronze portlights, sampson post, fairleads and winches. Encapsulated lead keel, about 3.5 tonnes. Transom hung rudder.

40hp PERKINS PERAMA DIESEL ENGINE - regularly serviced. Shaft drive with three blade, fixed bronze propeller. Single lever Morse control. Tiller steering. Three 12 volt batteries, with alternator charging and solar panel trickle feed. 12 volt electric points in cockpit and chart table. 40 gallons fuel capacity. 40 gallons fresh water capacity.

GAFF CUTTER RIG sets 656 sq. ft plain sail with jib, staysail, main sail and top sail. Furling jib.

Hollow, deck stepped pine main mast and gaff, boom and top mast by Noble Masts of Bristol. Stainless steel standing rigging with traditional dead-eyes and lanyards. Mast deck lights.

ACCOMMODATION FOR SIX - in two cabins. Double/twin fore cabin, double saloon berth to port and dinette double and quarter berth. Victory, diesel fired brass cabin heater.

Heads Compartment with marine wc, shower and wash basin.

Galley with two burner hob, oven and grill, gimballed. Stainess steel sink unit. Pantry and crockery lockers.

INVENTORY & SPECIFICATION:

Garmin GPS

Stowe Log/Sounder

Stowe Wind Angle

Navtex

VHF

Compass

Bruce Anchor

Plough Anchor

Chain & Warp

Twin Bow Roller

Bronze Sampson Post

Bronze Fairleads

Four Bronze Sheet Winches

Four Bronze Sheet Cleats

Bronze Deck Ventilators

Trickle Feed Solar Panel

Mainsheet Traveller

Solid Timber Beaching Legs

Boom Cover

Spray Hood

Bimini

Brass Ships Clock and Brass Barometer

BROKERS NOTE:

Wild Pigeon is a highly desirable gaff cutter offering all the traditional appearance of a classic boat without the upkeep of a wooden hull. Since the untimely death of Martin Heard his yachts have become much sought-after. The yard, now run by his son and under the banner of Cockwells has gained a wide spread reputation for quality with well over 600 boats built to date.

Wild Pigeon is currently laid-up ashore, only requiring a minimum amount of re-commissioning and hull polishing of the original, well kept gel-coat. Original moulding and build certificates available.

Note: Principal image (sail number 14) library photo for publicity purposes only.

GUIDE: £30,000

LYING: DEVON

VIEWING: Through the joint brokers -

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