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1954 Classic Teak Sloop - 28'

Year 1954
Length 28ft.
Price call for price
Type: Pre-owned
Location Chichester,
Hull Material Wood
Engine type Single
Fuel Diesel
Contact Information
Builder: William King
Designer: FBR (Buster) Brown
Beam: 8 ft 3 in
Max Draft: 4 ft 6 in
Draft Drive Up: Direct Drive
Engine(s): Yanmar
Engine Model: 3GM
Fuel: Diesel
Engine(s) HP: 20 HP
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Fuel: 1 (20 Liters)
Water: 1 (90 Liters)
Hull Shape: Monohull
Keel Type: Full

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Sally Lunn
Builder: William King
Designer: FBR (Buster) Brown
Flag of Registry: United Kingdom
Keel: Full
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 27 ft 6 in
Beam: 8 ft 3 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 6 in
Total Power: 20 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3GM
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Center
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 20 HP
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (90 Liters)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (20 Liters)
Number of single berths: 3
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
Convertible Saloon
VHF - Icom
Wind speed and direction - Nasa
Compass - Original - 1954
Navigation center
Log-speedometer - Nasa
Autopilot - Simrad
Battened mainsail - Heard & Clatworthy -Eyptian Cream
Genoa - Heard and Clatworthy - Egyptian Cream
Storm jib - Working jib - Heard and Clatworthy - Egyptian Cream
Spinnaker pole
Inside Equipment
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Battery charger
Marine head - Blakes sea toilet in forward compartment
Heating - Charcoal stove
Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 12V
Outside Equipment/Extras
Swimming ladder - 2 boarding ladders
Solar panel
Teak cockpit
Manual windlass
Cockpit cover - Cockpit cover and all over cover which splits into three sections and rear part can be used as a bimini when moored
Spray hood
Bimini Top - Rear portion of all over cover seperates and can be used as a bimini when moored


A one-off wooden sloop built in 1954 by William King of Burnham, to  a design by FBR (Buster) Brown and intended as his own yacht.

Teak long keeled hull with lead ballast keel set towards the front of the skeg.

Topsides painted with white gloss. 

Rudder, built from hardwood boards with bronze straps and steered by varnished hardwood tiller

Deck beams in oak

Decks in western red cedar, straight planked with cream coloured painted canvas sheathing

Superstructure in varnished teak 

Self draining cockpit with sheet copper base and teak grating and 


Access from the cockpit to the saloon is via a companion way with hinged panelled hardwood doors and a top slide.

Saloon has three single berths and a galley with 2 burner alcohol stove and stainless steel sink with manually operated pressurised water supply. Fold down work surface over stove and storage under.

Full size chart table folds away to allow access to quarter berth.

Cabin heating by fixed charcoal burner .

Heads and sail storage compartment in forepeak with early model Blakes sea toilet, separated from main saloon by two doors in main timber bulkhead. 



Masthead sloop rig

Deck stepped,varnished timber mast, boom and spinnaker pole.

Stainless steel wire standing rigging  - replaced in 2012.

Three reefing lines

Two single action primary sheet winches, in chromed bronze, on cockpit coamings. Probably original

Sails in Dacron/canvas by Heard & Clatworthy - all in Egyptian Cream colour. Aged but little used and usually serviced annually.

Battened mainsail


Working jib




Yanmar 3 GM 20hp diesel engine, serviced in 2019, with shaft driven 3 bladed folding bronze propeller.

Morse type gear/ throttle control in cockpit




2 switched batteries - switched with independent isolators and crossover.

Charging by engine alternator, solar panel and shore power charger.

Shore power cable



Simpson Lawrence manual windlass

15kg anchor with 25yds 1.5in chain.




Horseshoe lifebuoy

MOB recovery sling

Fire blanket

Electric bilge pump

Manual bilge pump





Radio/cassette player

Cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils

All over cover

Pulpit in stainless steel


2 boarding ladders

6 fenders

mooring warps

Navigation lights at masthead

2 boathooks

Sprayhood in beige canvas

Mainsail cover in dark red canvas

All over cover in beige canvas: splits into three sections and rear part can be used as a bimini when moored.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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