A 1971 GOLDEN HIND BERMUDIAN SLOOP designed by Maurice Griffiths and built by Hartwell Boatbuilders Ltd. Plymouth


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The Golden Hind design dates from the mid 1960’s and is an easily handled, shoal-draught cruising yacht with a surprising turn of speed.  Many examples have been cup winners in offshore passage racing.  The design is by one of the most successful 20th century naval architects, Maurice Griffiths and examples have been built throughout the UK and Europe.

Verulamia was built for Mr & Mrs R Rendell of St. Albans and stationed on the Hamble. The Rendells owned the vessel throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s. Now back in the original family ownership.

Built by Harwells of Plymouth, as were many examples, Verulamia is of sheathed marine-ply with ply decks and mahogany superstructure. In the present five year ownership over £10,000 has been spent on upgrading the vessel with new sails, re-wiring, new upholstery, winter cover and new heads.

Lister Blackstone 20hp two cylinder diesel. Two blade bronze propeller, 20 gallon fuel tank. Engine serviced 2011. Two batteries.
Alloy mast, dacron sails including jib, genoa and main-sail by Saunders.
Traditional varnished mahogany and white enamel finished interior with 6ft headroom. Accommodation for five in two cabins. Twin berth fore cabin, saloon with double berth to starboard with folding table. Storage to port with adjoining single settee berth. Aft starboard side chart table and quarter berth.
Galley to port with two burner cooker, stainless steel sink, two 20 gallon fresh water tanks. Pantry and crockery lockers. Cold box. Adjoining store / wet locker.
Heads compartment to starboard with marine pump out wc and washbasin.


VHF radio
B & G Log
Sestrel Compass
Anchor windlass
Plough anchor
Bathing ladder
Two bilge pumps
Fenders and mooring warps
Four life jackets
Various flares
Avon tender


A good example of this popular shoal-draught one-design class. Ideal for exploring the rivers and estuaries of the East Coast or for more long distance cruising. 2007 survey and valuation of £13,000.  Sale due to family commitments.
More photographs to follow.

Lying: South Coast
Guide: Sold
Viewing: Through the brokers