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Hillyard 12 Ton

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11.43m (37'6")


Wood carvel

Underwater profile
Long keel


1 x Diesel 50hp, Perkins (2010)



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Extra Details

Designer David Hillyard
Lying Fowey
Fuel capacity 120.0 ltr (26.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 225.0 ltr (49.5 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 50hp
Engine make and model Perkins (2010)
Engine Hours Engine1: 200
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
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The fully reconditioned (2010) Perkins engine is spotless, I have seen it running and it just purrs after starting within 1-2 seconds.


LOA 11.43m (37'6")
Beam 3.00m (9'10")
Draft Min 1.85m (6'1")
Draft Max 1.85m (6'1")
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage Ashore


Cutter rigged Believed to be original Wood spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2012)


Mainsail Unknown - Roller boom (unknown year)
Other sails Small jib (unknown year)
Staysail (unknown year)

She is a cutter rigged Bermudan sloop and modified with an additional small furling jib on a bowsprit. Her main genoa and staysail are both hanked. Mainsail reefing is by a roller reefing at the mast. As was common with older designed sailing vessels, she has adjustable running back stays.

In addition to the listed sails, she has a large selection of other older sails included a storm jib and storm mainsail. A genoa pole is also included.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power, 12v to 240v Invertor


Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

There is a holding tank is for shower grey water and there is an additional small tank for galley grey water.


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
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The exceptionally well equipped galley lies to port of the companionway with well considered storage, designed for practicality and function rather than looks. The dedicated self draining gas locker, which houses 2 bottles, is located on the cabin roof. Opposite the galley is the completely rebuilt spacious heads with a curved cabin door to further increase usable space, with Manual Jabsco WC, pressurized hot and cold shower via a hot and cold mixer unit and vanity area.

Forward of the heads is a decent sized hanging locker. The saloon has 2 single berths either side of the original double leafed table. Moving forward into the fore cabin, again you have two single berths, both with storage draws and cupboards under. The chain locker is forward of the berths.

The interior of the boat is very light and airy with small round opening port holes throughout and large overhead hatches. Headroom is excellent throughout.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Deck Gear

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2 halyard winches
6 sheet winches
Electric Maxwell windlass (with remote control)
3 anchors
(CQR, Danforth plus 1 other)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of warp
Aries windvane self-steering system
Tohatsu dinghy (2008)
2.6hp outboard, Darson, Short Shaft (2012)
Sheet winches comprise: 2 x Harken 2 speed 44 Self tailing. 2 x Lewmar 16 Self Tailing. 2 x Antel 16 Self Tailing

Safety Equipment

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3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The 1939 Hillyard 12 Tonner is a joy to behold. She has been completely rebuilt from the hull up. She is also unique in that the aft cabin has been removed, allowing the saloon companionway to be extended aft. It also creates a much larger aft cockpit and a voluminous lazerette locker. This houses some additional equipment and gives greater access to the aft section of the engine.
Stepping aboard this double ended classic, you instantly become aware of the sturdy construction and quality of the rebuild, all done by the current owner himself, a classic boat restorer.

Having seen the quality of workmanship above deck, your expectations for the interior are raised and as you descend into the saloon you are not disappointed. Again the high standard of workmanship is evident. All internal furniture, lockers and additional storage have been replaced. Too much to mention here, it needs to be seen to be appreciated.

This Hillyard 12 Tonner has been set up for long distance cruising, the level of equipment on board will put many modern cruisers to shame. The current owner is a long term live-aboard and sails her single handed most of the time, having cruised down the West Coast of France, to Spain and Gibraltar. For long term cruising under sail, she has a wind generator and a 30w solar panel which is more than enough to keep her onboard systems operational when sailing long distance. Furthermore, safety has been a major concern for the current owner, therefore every conceivable safety feature has been installed.

If you are looking for a classic wooden sailing boat with a strong pedigree and where all of the restoration work has been carried out, this Hillyard 12 tonner has to be a serious contender. It is fair to say that the hull does need a coat of paint, but once done she will be a real head turner.

This recent price reduction now presents an ideal opportunity to a true, lovingly restored classic, at a sensible price.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Hillyard 12 Ton has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Fuller of Boatshed Falmouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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