18ft Hamble One Design, Gaff Rig, Classic Racing

Reduced Asking Price


Price: £6,000 GBP
Location: nr. Maldon, Essex, GB
Year: 1913
Condition: In commission, refitted 2021
Category: Classic Sail
Class: Day sailers
Keel Type: Full Keel


Boat Name: Alert   A Hamble River One Design, 18ft, gaff rigged sloop, built 1913 by Luke & Co at Swanwick on the River Hamble. She is a true classic and an important piece of maritime history,

possibly one of just six built pre WWI.  She is built of Oregon pine on elm frames with a ply deck and cast iron keel. including a new mahogany transom, new keelson and several new planks.
This lovely boat needs which needs to go to someone who appreciates what she is and is prepared to commit their time and expertise in to her.

A head turning Classic day boat, an absolute pleasure to own and sail.


Nominal Length: 5.49m
Length Overall: 4.88m
Length At Water Line: 3.66m

Beam: 1.37m
Draft: 1.22m
Displacement: 1.75tonnes

Passenger Capacity: 3

Construction: Carvel planked of Oregon pine on elm frames with painted ply decks and cast iron keel.
A new mahogany transom, a new keelson and several new planks were works carried out in her previous ownership. 2021 now painted out, re-caulked,

a replacement plank and a paint job, all spars and internal fittings re varnished.

Bench seating,  Lead ingots for her blast.  Wooden rudder and tiller.
2021,  new fitted cockpit cover.
Wooden cradle for her to sit in when ashore.

Sails & Rig :

New laminated spruce mast, (keel stepped) and boom, the Gaff is original.  All spars re-varnished with 7 coats.

Gaff Rig with short bowsprit.  sails Main and foresail , in cream, bought new (unused).
Furling gear on the fore sail. slab reefing in the mainsail.
Tufnel blocks and tackle.   Rigging lines to be replaced with new.