Famous Royal Navy racing yacht for sale in boatyard workshop

Belmore sloop ELECTRON BLUE, designed by Illingworth & Primrose for the Nuffield Foundation, built by Burne's Shipyard Ltd. at Bosham in 1960 and raced by HMS Collingwood, the Royal Navy college.

For sale as an uncompleted repair project, inside a boatyard workshop in Lancashire, after the death of her owner.

ELECTRON BLUE Hesketh Bank 2019

Builder: Burnes's Shipyard Ltd. Bosham GB, 1960. Lloyds: 306423 Sail number: 1168

Length overall: 36ft 3in 11.06m Beam: 9ft 5in 2.84m

Displacement: 8000kg Draught: 6ft 0in 0.79m

Engine: Yanmar 3GM diesel Rig: Bermudan sloop

ELECTRON BLUE Hesketh Bank 2019

The vessel has been undergoing a refit by shipwrights in the workshops of Douglas Marine, Becconsall Lane, Hesketh Bank, Preston, PR4 6RR.

The hull is carvel-built with mahogany planks, copper-fastened to steamed bent oak timbers and frames with sheathed marine and birch ply decks and varnished teak cabin coamings and cockpit. She has a raked stem with shallow forefoot, a transom stern and long deep keel. The ten-foot overhangs were conceived by John Illingworth to achieve a short waterline with a good RORC rating under the1960 racing rule.

The saloon features two settee berths, port and starboard and a pilot berth in the aft quarter. There are two berths in the focsle, with a galley to port, a chart table to starboard and a separate heads.

ELECTRON was built for the Nuffield Trust, launched on July 7, 1960, and named by Lord Nuffield the founder of the Morris Motor Company. The trust presented her “for the forces of the Crown to the Portsmouth Command Sailing Association” and she was allocated by the Royal Navy to HMS Collingwood, the naval entry college at Fareham. She was raced by Royal Navy personnel for fifteen years. She raced regularly in the Solent and in the Fastnet, Around Britain, Sydney-Hobart and Bermuda Cup races. The reputation of her designers and her long racing history makes her a classic.

She was re-named Electron of Deal by her first private owners, Bernard Cadd, of Deal, and M.R. Davies of Tunbridge Wells.

ELECTRON BLUE Hesketh Bank 2019

ELECTRON BLUE Hesketh Bank 2019

ELECTRON BLUE Hesketh Bank 2019

As ELECTRON BLUE, during her third ownership between 2003 and 2013, she was fitted with a new centralised engine, gearbox, drive shaft and propeller, a new oak and iroko rudder, new electronics, new cockpit instruments, new standing and running rigging, new galley, Furlex headsail reefing, new self-tailing winches, new fuel and water tanks, new mahogany cabin trim, new CQR anchor, new automatic bilge pumps, gas detector and new chart table.

ELECTRON BLUE Hesketh Bank 2019

ELECTRON BLUE Hesketh Bank 2019

ELECTRON BLUE Hesketh Bank 2019

ELECTRON BLUE Hesketh Bank 2019

ELECTRON BLUE Hesketh Bank 2019

The marine ply and birch ply decks have been repaired by inserts. New oak frames have been fitted by Douglas Marine who can complete the work under cover, where she lies, and launch on the River Douglas with access to the Irish Sea.

Belmore sloop 1957



Reduced to GBP 4,000.00

Brokerage sale

Coburg Yacht Brokers

Sealand Boat Deliveries Limited
Douglas Boatyard, Becconsall Lane, Hesketh Bank, Preston, Lancashire, England. PR4 6RR
Tel: 01254 705225
TeleFax: +44 1254 898864
International: +44 1254 705225

Internet address: http://www.coburgbrokers.com

e-mail: ros@poptel.org

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Please note: in this case we are acting as brokers only. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. Particulars do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and, where appropriate, at his own expense employ a qualified marine surveyor to undertake a survey and, if necessary, to undertake an engine test. Offered for sale subject to being unsold.