Hillyard 6 ton Classic Yacht (1953) for sale in Largs, United Kingdom


The Hillyard 6 ton Classic Yacht offers the perfect blend of style, comfort and performance, and is a must-see for classic yacht fans. Built in 1953 with Honduran mahogany on oak frames, this adorable 8.33 x 2.36 metre vessel is safe and sound for UK and European waters. It has a low engine hours of use and is equipped with 3 heavy duty marine batteries, traditional wooden spoked wheel and a 25HP Beta Marine diesel engine. Its main and Genoa sails are very serviceable, and it also boasts a full-sized spinnaker with a pine spinnaker pole. Inside, it has ample seating in the centre cockpit, a bright saloon with full-length seating/berths, a toilet, and a twin berth aft cabin. Finally, it is currently located at the beautiful Port Bannatyne marina on the Isle of Bute, and is available for viewings by appointment.

General information
Hillyard 6 ton Classic Yacht
Used sail boat for sale
Length overall
8.33 metres
Length waterline
7.62 metres
2.36 metres
Largs, United Kingdom

About this Hillyard 6 ton Classic Yacht


Euroyachts presents this Hillyard classic boat full of character for sale at the affordable price of £9500. This classic yacht has been constantly maintained, lovingly restored, and very much admired, being the subject of several yachting publications. Built in 1953 by using the finest Honduran mahogany on oak frames she is both safe and sound for all British and European waters and has a good turn of speed under sail or power. She has a secure berth at the beautiful Port Bannatyne marina, Isle of Bute, Clyde and winters ashore under full covers.  

1. Accommodations


The centre cockpit is 100% varnished mahogany, with ample seating to starboard and port and also aft seating bench.

There are roomy lockers found under both starboard / port seating.

The deep centre cockpit offers great safety for family cruising ( especially children),and her full all round stanchions and guard wires (fitted 2020) provide extra security, and also the fully folding canopy / bimini allows fully sheltered sailing in all weathers.

A full single sliding mahogany door leads one down into the roomy bright saloon with full length seating/berths with fitted covers to both port and starboard ,with ample storage lockers below ,and shelving above.

To the port side of companion way step there is a marine Plastimo two ring gas hob with grill, basin sink (with 45 ltr. fresh water supply via hand pump).
Storage cupboards below the cooking unit and storage shelves above.

To starboard of companionway is located electric circuit control switches, depth sounder VHF. Radio with large storage lockers below.

A brass ships clock, barometer and classic ships oil lamp are found on the bulkhead.

More storage lockers are found to port and starboard of saloon seating.

TOILET (Heads)

Forward of the saloon is located the roomy toilet compartment with new Plastimo toilet and fully plumbed for sea water intake.
There is rope storage hangings port side and sail bin to starboard. etc.
It has both solid door or curtains for privacy and a deck hatch and there is a port light above ones head .
Ahead of the toilet is the anchor chain storage and shelf.


To the rear of the cockpit,one descends into the twin berth aft cabin with full length berths and storage below with original classic cabin light fitted.

2. Technical Equipment


Below the fully lifting cockpit floor is located the 25 HP. BETA MARINE diesel engine (3 cylinders), installed in 2008 and has a low engine hours of use.

The engine has been recently serviced by the marina staff who are the appointed agents for Beta Marine. 2022
The 2:1 hydraulic reduction gearbox is operated by Vetus Morse control found in the cockpit.

There are three heavy duty marine batteries on board.
1) for engine starting.
1) for auto bilge pump
1) for general services.


A traditional wooden spoked wheel is located on the cockpit bulkhead and is connected by stainless steel wires (recently renewed) to the steering rudder quadrant 


Both the mast and boom are in classic traditional varnished pine and all shrouds etc. were recently replaced and are sound.
The classic Hillyard chain plate fittings have been extended for extra strength.
A new furling Genoa forestay was fitted 2022.
A recent addition has been the bowsprit and forestay, which allows one to ‘hank-on’ an extra fore sail or storm sail. (clipper style).


Both the battened main sail and Genoa are very serviceable and there is also a spare ‘hank-on’ Genoa and Storm sail.
A full sized spinnaker is also carried with pine spinnaker pole.
Winches for the sail sheets are located to port and starboard of the cockpit.

A lazy-bag is fitted to the boom and is in a matching red colour to the cockpit canopy.(All manufactured by Owen sails).


The 1″ thick mahogany carvel hull planking is secured by copper rivets to the bent oak frames at 6″ centres. and is exceedingly strong and sound and during a recent full sanding to the bare wood (2021) fresh coats of yacht primer and top coats were applied to give a very smooth finish.

The decks have been replaced by the previous owner and a smooth strong glass fibre coating applied ,which was then coated in non-slip marine deck paint which ensured she was good and watertight.

3. Inventory

4 man Waypoint life raft.
4 life jackets with replaced gas cylinders.
2 safety harnesses.
2 horseshoe life rings and float cords.
Deck mounted anchor winch.
50+ mtrs. Anchor chain.
CQR. and Fisherman’s anchors.
Lowrance chart plotter./GPS.
Lowrance fish finder depth sounder.
VHF. radio.
Wind direction indicator.
2 packs coastal flares.
Nav lights.
3 fire extinguishers,
Automatic12V.bilge pump on float switch.
Non auto 12V. Bilge pump.
Heavy Duty manual Whale pump
ERIPB emergency beacon.
8 marine themed cushions.
6 fenders.
Numerous ropes and warps 

4. Restoration

Recent work  (carried out by present and most recent past owner.)

Keel bolts replaced
Deck replaced.
Mast replaced.
Engine, gearbox and exhaust system replaced (2008).
Stainless steel rigging replaced.
Fuel tank replaced
Flexible water tank replaced.
Toilet and system replaced.
Full stanchions, pulpit, pushpit, and guard wires installed 2020.

5. Additional Information

DUNVEGAN is  berthed in the beautiful marina of Port Bannatyne, Isle of Bute, (which is only a short ferry trip across the Clyde) and is perfectly located to quickly enjoy the wonderful cruising waters of the West of Scotland and beyond.( See marina Website)

The yacht spends the 6 summer months afloat at her reserved marina berth, then for next 6 months she is taken ashore at the marina and stored under her full clear tent awning,(which enables easy maintenance if required)

6. Euroyachts Disclaimer

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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Broker/Dealer Information

Euroyachts - Largs Showroom

Largs Yacht Haven
KA30 8EZ
United Kingdom
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