22ft Dauntless, clinker Bermudan Cutter


Price Details

Price: £2,950 GBP REDUCED
Location: Walton on the Naze Essex  GB
Make: Dauntless
Year: 1966
Condition: Well maintained
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Lifting Keel


King Oliver is one of the last of the Dauntless 22’s to be built by Dauntless Boatyard on Canvey Island in 1966.

She is now on a Marina berth for the Winter, November 2018. She was lifted out for a wash off and returned.

She has a 2017 survey.  All work recommendations have been carried out.
Original Stuart Turner 8hp engine, quiet and reliable. Originally gunter rigged,  converted back in the 1970’s

to a Bermudan cutter rig and carries a bowsprit and a small bumpkin aft giving her an overall length of 27ft.
She has been well used for family holidays on home waters and aboard.  She has made many missions over to France, Belgium and Holland which  included taking her inland.
In 2005 her decks were re-sheathed with epoxy resin and painted non slip paint. Her centre plate and rudder plate were renewed in 2006.

It is noted that the keel bolts were drawn in mid 1980’s, holes lined with epoxy, prior to their re-bedding.
The hull planking of Mahogany on oak, copper fastened has had little attention, as not deemed necessary. Both main frames have been reinforced.
In 2003 her rig and sails received attention: the boom was extended by 2ft, a bumpkin was rigged aft. Slab reefing was added to a new battened main sail and a light fair weather reacher

was made for her by Steve Hall at North Sea Sails, this can be flown in place of the jib and stay sail (furled on her) bow. These alterations made a notable improvement to her sailing performance. It is also noted that she sails very well with the stay sail alone, convenient when sailing single handed.


Nominal Length: 6.71 m
Length Overall: 8.43 m
Length Of Deck: 6.81 m
Length At Water Line: 6.40 m


Beam: 2.44 m
Draft: 1.30 m
Air Draft: 9.45 : m
Max Draft: 1.30 m
Keel Up: 0.43 m
Keel Down: 1.30 m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 5 gallons
Water Tank Capacity: 8 gallons
Dry Weight: 1.75  metric tonnes
Displacement: 2.50 metric tonnes
Cruising Speed: 4-5 knots
Engine Power: 8HP
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 2 singles plus two small doubles
Cabins: 1
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: Dauntless Company
Designer: Dauntless Company
Boat Name: King Oliver


Hull Material: Wooden clinker planked open aft cockpit.
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 6: knots


Engine Model: P55
Fuel Type: unleaded petrol
Engine Description: The original Stuart Turner 8hp 1966, engine, inboard under the cockpit/ companionway, twin coil electric start, dynamo generator,

it requires no replacement parts such as impellers, belts or cartridge filters. It has just been so reliable and quiet ,that there has been no reason to make a change.

Shaft driven to a triple bladed propeller. Reverse/ Reduction gear box. Sea water cooled.  Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive



Clinker construction of African Mahogany on oak beams. oak keel. centreboard box of African mahogany. Decks epoxy sheathed and painted – blue.
Hard wood coach roof stained in light oak colour.
lead internal ballast ingots. Galvanised centreplate and rudder.


In the one cabin. she has two opposing full length berths with stowage under. The port side bunk can be made up to a small double. A drop leafed table over the

centreplate box. Storage lockers on both sides of the cabin. In the fore peak, the heads with fore hatch, possible 2 small bunks/ stowage.
Galley area in the companionway with a fold down stainless steel sink , cold water only manually pumped. A double burner gas cooker with grill.
Sitting headroom only below decks. Fabric berth cushions with backs and loose cushions, privacy curtaining.


Danforth Anchor
Boat hook
Deck Brush
Horse shoe life ring
Kedge anchor

Rig & Sails:

Varnished timber deck stepped mast in tabernacle and varnished wooden spars.
Bermudan rig with bumpkin and bowsprit.
Slab reefing in the battened main sail and Furling stay sail.
Stainless steel standing rigging
Running rigging of various materials.
2 x sheet winches

Sail wardrobe:
Main sail – 2005 , main sail cover, stay sail, Jib and a light weather reacher 2005, in good useable condition.

Navigation Equipment:

Navico tiller pilot TP100
Magellan Chart plotter
Seafarer 5 echo sounder
Kelvin Hughes Hunsun compact VHF marine radio

Recreation Facilities:  Kenwood cassette player

Safety Equipment:

Canary gas sniffer
Stainless steel pulpit.

Electric Bilge pump. Manual bilge pump

Disclaimer: No guarantee is given or implied with regards to specification but descriptions are given in good faith. All vessels sold without warranty or condition to fitness either expressed or implied by status or otherwise. We are relying on information supplied to us by a third party. M.J. Lewis advises that a qualified independent surveyor carries out a full out of water survey.