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  • Year: 1985
  • Current Price: £ 24,500 Tax Paid
  • Located in Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • YW# 78476-2426042

Other photos: Spacious Bright Saloon, Galley, Spacious Cockpit, Bukh 20 HP Diesel Engine, Forward Wooden Hatch, FWD Deck, Cockpit Spray Canopy, Raymarine Electronics, Bulk Head Compass, Very Pretty Rear, S/S Boarding Ladder, Full Picture, Chart Table, Extendable Saloon Table, Solid Wooden Craftmanship, Clock & Barometer, Stunning Wooden Structural Features, Marine Heads, Wash Basin with Hot & Cold Water, Forward V Berth, Solid Wood Construction, Single Pilot Berth, Easily Accessible Engine, Cockpit Table & Corner Seats, Extendable Cockpit Table, View Forward, Side Decks, Full Documentation including Drawings & Manuals.


General Description

 This beautiful wooden Wanderer yacht was designed by Laurent Giles of Lymington, constructed  in Southampton with her build supervised by renown Marine Surveyor David Hopkins from Hamble. She was launched in 1985 & it is believed that she is the last wooden Wanderer to be built in the UK. Her quality, craftsmanship and strength of are evident everywhere you look and it is known that her sister ship, Wanderer III, owned by the famous adventurers Eric & Susan Hiscock, has circumnavigated the globe twice. She is a very clean & tidy boat that has been meticulously maintained by her current owner and offers 5 berths, galley & heads, yet can easily be sailed single handed. She has a Bukh 20HP Diesel engine. Her current Owner will consider p/ex for another boat with funds either way. In addition, the owner is offering the option to purchase a rarely available Chichester Harbour Mooring for only £4,000 with an annual service charge of only £110 per year.


Main Specifications

Stock Number :                ABS 1028

Year of Launch :               1985                 

LOA :                                 30’0” 

Beam :                               9’4”

Draft :                                5’0”

Keel Type :                        Iron Ballast Keel

Engine :                            1 x Bukh  DV 20  - 20 HP 2 Cylinder – Salt Water Cooled

No of Berths :                   5

VHF :                                Yes

Plotter / GPS:                   Handheld GPS

Other Electronics :           Raymarine ST60 – Wind, Speed & Depth

Other :                              Wind Speed Indicator

Compass :                        Bulkhead Steering Compass

Cabin Heating :                Pascal Atkey Charcoal Cabin Heater


Main Features

 All sails original 1985 in white terylene.

Mainsail 233sq with Kemp Packaway self-stowing system.

Genoa No 1 300sq on Harken Mk 3 roller furling gear.

No 2 and 3 genoas

Storm jib and spinnaker

Wooden spinnaker pole stows up the rigging.

Mainsail cover. 


Pair of new Lewmar 44 self tailing sheet winches on the cock-pit coamings. Pair of single speed, top action Lewmar winches on the coach-roof under the spray-hood + 2 x 3-line Harken clutches.

This is the simplest rig the yacht can carry, strong, well-built and the new self-tailing winches make the headsail very manageable.

Bukh 20hp 2-cylinder diesel installed new in 1985. Salt water cooled.

Belt driven alternator

Wet exhaust.

Single lever controls

2 x 12v batteries in the bilge in front of the engine with change-over switch.

Navigation Equipment
Bulkhead steering compass alongside entrance hatch.

Hand held GPS

 Sounder Log/speed

ST60 wind/speed/depth

Clock and barometer.

Wind speed indicator

Ground tackle

Danforth and fisherman anchors Capstan chain windlass

 Ample chain

Safety gear.

Hand held fog-horn

Deck safety lines

Stainless steel boarding ladder Life buoy.

Manual bilge pump under the tiller easily reached by the helmsman.




5 berths. V-berths in the fore cabin with infill to make a large double berth. Drawer below in varnished Iroko joinery.


Bulkhead doorway, stbd off-set, oval top and bottom, to Heads with Jabasco sea toilet to port with lockers under the side deck.


The forward bulkhead door swings round to close off the WC compartment. Opposite to stbd under the side deck is a newly built stainless steel hand basin, draining overboard, with shower head delivering H&C pressurised water allowing a shower wash, draining into the bilge.


Bulkhead door with oval top and bottom, off-set to stbd through to saloon cabin. This door closes off either the hand basin or the saloon cabin allowing use of the heads and basin area independent of either the forward cabin or the saloon cabin or both.


Narrow, vertical chain locker alongside the hand basin compartment with the chain fed through a hawse pipe in the coaming above.


Saloon cabin with port and stbd settee berths.


Pilot berth behind the port settee berth with fold-away pipe cot, probably the most comfortable sea berth in the yacht.


Varnished mahogany saloon table with fold-out flap.


Part bulkheads each side aft to: Stbd large chart table, drawer and lockers under.


Hanging wet locker aft under the bridge deck.


Port galley with Flavell 2-burner, grill and oven gas cooker, stainless steel sink in a work surface athwart ships under the side deck. Good stowage.


Fold-down varnished flap over the cooker suitably disguises it when not in use.


Step-locker box and step over the engine to the entrance hatch.


Surface lifts and front pulls away to give good access to the engine.


 Electrical controls down the stbd side of the engine step.


25 gall flexible water tank each side under the settee berths.


Hot water calorifier tank under the port pilot berth. Pressurised water supply to galley and fwd hand basin. Sealed, draining gas locker in the port cock-pit locker contains 2 Camping Gas bottles.


Cock-pit table on a pedestal stows away under the pilot berth.


Varnished iroko joinery and sole boards, all very thick and strong.


3 pairs of laminated hanging knees each side to the coach-roof form attractive features in the cabin as well as adding enormous strength to the structure.


Grab rails along the coamings each side.


 Small side-board shelf each side over the fwd ends of the settees provide stowage space for bedding. Lockers under the side decks above each side.


Brass reading lights above the berths.


Pascal Atkey charcoal cabin heater on the fwd saloon bulkhead.


Build Specifications


Planked in Iroko, all copper fastened to 1 3⁄4” x 1 1⁄4”steam bent oak timbers in 2 laminations to avoid inevitable fracture on the tight turn at the tuck and the bilge, heavier and closer spaced in way of the mast, on an oak back-bone.


 1.5 ton iron ballast keel. Massive oak floors on every second timber with galvanised strap floor on the other timber making a very robust back-bone. Stainless steel keel bolts.


Deck laid in 2 thicknesses of 1/2" marine ply, Cascover sheathed and painted. 5” toe rail with varnished Iroko capping. Pair of varnished wood mooring cleats on the fore and after decks. Heavy Sampson post, slotted to accept and hold the chain on the fore deck. Totally clear side and fore decks. Capstan-type chain windlass on the fore deck Twin chain roller galvanised stemhead fitting. Stainless steel pull-pit and stanchion posts with twin guard wires.


Varnished Iroko coach-roof coamings with 2 fixed windows aft and 4 opening bronze port holes each side. Nicely cambered sheathed and painted ply roof with varnished grab rails each side. Heavy duty, varnished Iroko fore hatch on the fwd end of the coach-roof. Dorade vent in the middle of the coach-roof.


Cabin entrance sliding hatch in a garage with grab rail each side. Spray-hood over on stainless steel frame.


Deep, sheltered self draining cock-pit with high, varnished Iroko coamings give a tremendous feeling of security. Tiller steering to transom-hung rudder. Seat/locker each side divided into 2, long locker forward, short locker aft. The locker faces forming the cock-pit well lift and hinge with the lid to give excellent access to these deep storage lockers.


Locker aft in the well to the Lazarette with a glass holder on the coaming above under the tiller, just right for a whiskey glass! Teak gratings in the well. Large, opening ply panel in the well gives excellent access to the stern tube etc for service.


Wide bridge-deck across the front of the cock-pit. The cabin entrance hatch is slightly off-set to stbd with a sliding hatch in a garage. Solid Iroko varnished louvered washboards with optional mosquito or clear Perspex wash-boards.


Masthead Bermudian sloop rig on round section, hollow, painted, built wooden mast stepped in a galvanised steel cup on the coach-roof with a similar mast section compression post below the deck. Single spreaders. Steps up the mast. Stainless steel standing rigging with stainless steel rigging screws to internal bronze chain plates. Twin standing back-stays to the quarters, twin lowers and cap shrouds. Fore stay with Harken roller furling gear. External bronze mainsail track. Slab reefing varnished boom with stainless steel goose neck fittings on twin mast bands Halyards led aft through turning blocks on the mast and coach-roof to jamming cleats under the spray-hood. Main sheet on tufnol blocks with a jammer on the lower block to a galvanised horse across the tiller on the aft deck. Headsail sheets led through blocks on single cars on Harken tracks on the toe rails.


Brokers Comments


This beautiful, traditional cruising yacht has to be seen to be appreciated. The craftsmanship and solid construction are evident throughout & she packs a huge amount in to a little ship. She has been beautifully maintained and as you step aboard and enter her cabin she oozes the feeling of warmth comfort & safety, rarely found in modern yachts. She has a dry bilge and lovely gloss varnished woodwork throughout, as well as many home comforts including Hot & Cold Water, Cabin Heating & comfortable seating. This very capable yacht will literally take you anywhere you could want, and has the added advantage of being easily managed single handed.


This Wanderer Wooden Boat, can definitely be described as a modern classic that brings a smile to all who come into contact with her. She comes with a proven pedigree, being the sister ship of Wanderer III, the yacht famously sailed around the world twice by Eric & Susan Hiscock.She has been so well built, using only the finest of materials & craftsmanship that provided she is looked after, will still be sailing for decades to come.


Her current owner is keen to sell and will consider a part / ex for another boat with money either way. He is also offering the rare chance to purchasea lovely Chichester Harbour mooring for an additional £4,000 with a current annual service charge of only £110 per year. She is currently lying in Chichester and is available for viewing through Aspire Boat Sales.


To arrange a viewing or for more information on this great boat

Call : 01489 572480    

Or email us at  :

Please contact Mark Matthews at 01489 572480

Contact Aspire Boat Sales Ltd.

Unit 15, Universal Marina
Crableck Lane
Sarisbury Green, Southampton United Kingdom
Tel 01489 572480
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