For Sale


Gwendolyn is a home build from the 80s, fully plastered by a team of professionals in a single day. We bought her five years ago doing duty as a houseboat and restored her to sailing condition. My partner and I have been cruising on her in the UK, Med and Atlantic for over a year and a half and she’s an extremely safe, comfortable, enjoyable bluewater cruiser. We lived on her in the UK for three years before that – she also makes a great live aboard. All of this, highs and lows, is described in this blog.

Built: 1982, Millbrook, UK
Materials: Ferro cement hull and deck, solid larch cabin top, solid douglas fir spars
Length: 37 ft (on deck, 51ft LOA)
Displacement: 17 tonnes
Beam: 12ft
Draft: 6ft

Interior: Permanent double cabin forwards + pilot berth in aft cabin + settee single and double berths in main salon, c-head composting loo, 450L fresh water tankage, 120L deisel, log burner, Taylors paraffin cooker with oven, LED lighting throughout (including masthead tricolour), 6ft 4inch headroom throughout, spacious feel due to flush decks.

Exterior: 200w solar panels, Aires windvane, 25kg Rockner Vulcan on 80m chain, 30kg Delta on 60m chain, 35kg fisherman anchor, manual Simpson-Laurence windlass, 4 man liferaft, fully retractable bowsprit.

Engine: Perkins 4107 – run 250 hours since rebuild.

Location: Antigua (by the time we sell her, currently en route)

Tech: depth sounder, VHF, AIS receiver, EPIRB, Windows based chart plotter, isat satphone

Plus: two sailing tenders stored neatly on deck, two one-year-old folding bicycles

All systems on the boat are simple and sturdy to suit low maintenance long term cruising. She’s in good condition though in need of the usual seasonal painting and varnishing. The hull was taken back to bare concrete and fully inspected three years ago – no rust bleeds or blisters at all. The sails are worn but serviceable (the main and the jib have a few repairs and some stains from our rigging juice).

We are selling due to work opportunities, otherwise we’d carry on cruising – she’s amazing and deserves to be sailed, lived in and loved.

Feel free to contact me on with questions and offers.