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Yacht World 5 Tonner Boat for Sale

  • Location: Lymington
  • Year: 1947
  • LOA: 24'6" (7.47m)
  • Beam: 7' 8'' (2.34m)
  • Draft: 1.37
  • Keel: Long
  • ID no.: 04429
  • Engine Make: Volvo Penta
  • Horsepower: 20hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: 0

Broker Remarks

The Yachting World 5 Tonner was designed by the famous yacht designer Robert Clarke and was an instant success. 'Mary A' was re-engined in 2017 and had most of her rigging replaced at that time as well. This is a classic wooden yacht that will take you anywhere and do very well on the Classic racing regatta scene. Her construction is pitch pine on oak and she is ready to go for the coming season.
Owners Remarks

I bought the Mary A in about 1994 when she was lying in Hall’s Boatyard in Walton on the Naze.  She was built in The Royal Navy Dockyard in Alexandria in Egypt in 1947.   She used to race in Malta where she was registered as a British Ship and was then transported overland to Essex where she sailed until I bought her.

I have sailed her the whole length of the European coast from Harlingen in The Netherlands to Corunna in Spain.  I have also sailed her the length of the British coastline from The Orford River on the East Coast to Mull in Scotland returning to the South Coast via Northern Ireland, the East Coast of Ireland round as far as Cork and then The Scillies.

I attach two photographs, one of the Mary A on the right racing another Yachting World Five Tonner called Joelle and one of the Mary A manoeuvring before a race in one of the early Cowes Classics.

'Mary A' was built to Robert Clark’s design.   I can send you some plans published in Yachting World in the 1940s if you think that would be usefully added to the listing.V


May A sleeps three in two saloon berths and one port aft quarter berths. Reasonable galley area and heads.

Mechanical and Rigging

New 2017 Volvo Penta D1-20
New 2017 MS15 transmission
Three bladed prop
Tan sailsBower Anchor CQR 25 Ib,  Kedge Anchor Danforth, 60 meters chain
Inflatable dinghy
Summer deck cover(over boom)
Summer cockpit cover
Canvas overall winter cover
Fore hatch cover



Twin burner stove
Man overboard recovery system
U shaped life buoy
Warps and fenders
Tohatsu Out board
Steering compass and ligth
Electric bilge pump
Nasa depth
VHF radio
Hot water
Solid fuel cabin heater

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