Sailing BoatsClassic Sailing BoatsDavid Hillyard, 193030 Gaff cutter
"Iskra" 1930 is a powerful sail boat capable of good passages and extended cruises. 30ft LOD, 10ft beam, 4’6" draft.
Built by David Hillyard of Littlehampton is a conventional gaff cutter of the period with a hull reminiscent of South Coast fishing vessels, long straight keel, she sleeps 4 (5 at a pinch) and can be handled easily by two people.
Accommodation: There is a folding cabin table which can be stowed away,up forward. It can accommodate 5/6 people for meals. The galley is to stb'd, Just replaced for a newer model Taylors Paraffin stove – 2 burners and oven October 2020.
s/s paraffin tank – approx.30 litres, Sink with fresh water Cold only bronze pump. pump. Fresh water in 2 s/s tanks approx. 110 litres capacity.
There is a navigation table to port with a seat for the Navigator, facing forward, behind that seat is a spacious quarter berth.
All berths are at least 6’6" long, burgundy red PVC berth cushioning.
4 period electric lights, 2 gimballed antique paraffin cabin lights, trawler paraffin light, Tilly lantern.
Large open aft cockpit, loose cockpit cushions.
Solid fuel stove.
Her previous owner was Frank Mulville, Sailor/author who sailed her extensively single-handed, as has her present owner.
He bought her in 1970s, wrote a number of fine books about his voyages which included several Atlantic crossings, a circumnavigation of Iceland and a long trip to the country of his birth, Argentina.
Last insurance Survey was carried out 2015. All Recommendations were attended too.
Present owner set about restoring her on his purchase of her 2000 and has cruised around UK and European waters including Southern Brittany and latterly 3 years in the Baltic.
Aries wind vane steering gear available, the unit has been serviced but requires installing. ...Read full description