We have great pleasure in working in conjunction with Sandeman Yacht Company, a specialist classic yacht broker, to promote some of their classic boats that are for sale.

Please do contact us on 023 8040 3268 if you would like any further information on any of the yachts featured below.

SALUKI  Berthon 14 Ton Gauntlet 1946

The 12 ton Gauntlet was one of the first boats to be built to the RORC rating, and it delivered exactly what the originators of the Rule had in mind – fast and immensely seaworthy.  SALUKI, a 14 Tonner of this breed, has now been in the same ownership for over 52 years, and in that time looked after by the Elephant Boatyard. She remains in impressive and original condition, exhibiting a charming patina that is virtually impossible to replicate in a recently restored boat.

- African mahogany planking on English oak frames
– English elm keel
– Oak timbers
– Oak shelf stringers and clamp
– Galvanised steel floors and hanging knees
– Teak deck ¾ inch planking over ply sub deck new 2007
– Teak toe rail new
– Teak and mahogany superstructure

Price:   £110,000

SINBAD Buchanan 37ft Sloop 1961

In 1960 Alan Buchanan was persuaded to design a yacht very similar to his own. SINBAD was the result, and she proved to be even faster than his own. On her maiden voyage she entered the Round the Island Race and won. Subsequently from 1988 to 1992 during the ownership o Kathy Kilbey, SINBAD was actively campaigned in RORC Ocean Racing events, including the 1989 Fastnet Race, winning her class. SINBAD’s recent former owner, an experienced yachtsman, had her interior sympathetically and cleverly reworked. He replaced her sails and focused on all areas to make her a very usable family cruiser as well as a potent classic racer. Under her current ownership, SINBAD has wintered for the last 4 years here at the Elephant Boatyard, and had a new teak deck fitted in 2012.


– 7/8th inch afromosia and mahogany plank (recently stripped back to bare wood below waterline, repainted & repainted topsides) laid over Canadian rock elm bentwood frames
– Main keel, stem, stern post and horn timber of iroko
– Mahogany rudder
– Hardwood main deck beams and carlins
– Teak comings
– New laid teak decks
– Cast one pour lead keel
– Teak and holly cabin sole
– New trunk cabin

Price: £68,000

SWANILDA    C A Nicholson 42 ft Bermudian Sloop 1960 / 2012

SWANILDA is from the board of Charles Arthur Nicholson whose designs favoured full bows & fine run; a shape with comfortable seagoing characteristics – and this yacht is no exception. Built in 1960 for Horace Skeet Broom by Berthon, she was named after the central character in the ballet Coppelia, and was built for racing.

In her current ownership SWANILDA enjoyed a substantial refit at the Elephant Boatyard – a virtual rebuild with the original mahogany planking below the waterline replaced with iroko and a completely new interior.  Indeed following her 2010 reconstruction, her design and condition now should allow ocean passages as well as summer cruises and classic races. In 2012 she crossed the Atlantic both ways.


– The original mahogany planking above WL and new iroko planking below
– All on elm with laminated beams
– Copper clench fastenings
– Long keel displacement hull form and lead ballast keel secured with bronze bolts
– Stainless steel forestay/ stem head, chain plates, shroud anchorage, backstay and runner fittings
– Solid yacht laid teak deck

Price: £125,000