23ft Classic Cardnell Sloop, 1934

Price Details

Price: £8,995 GBP
Location:  Ashore, undercover:  Burnham on Crouch, Essex. GB
Make: Cardnell Sloop
Year: 1934
Condition: Good, requires commissioning and routine maintenance
Category:  Traditional Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


A charming Classic wooden Sloop with auxiliary inboard engine, She has  very similar lines to the Blackwater Sloop. Commissioned in 1934 for a Group Captain, built and designed by the highly regarded Shipwright G.E.Cardnell of Steeple (the father of the Cardnell Brothers of Maylandsea) Built to Lloyds A100 standard. There is a complete filed history of the vessel and her owners. Letters to and from the Boatbuilder and his Client who commissioned the build. Her original Rig the boom was overly long, over hanging the transom by approx 6ft, the mast also noted for being very tall. She was built as a pure sailing boat, an engine was not considered at the time.  In her present ownership  between 2012 -2016 she underwent an extensive restoration and refit inside and out. Last surveyed in 2016.
Viewing by Arrangement.Spars and Sails have not seen.



Length Of Deck: 7.32m
Length At Water Line:6.86m

Beam: 2.13m
Draft: 1.07m
Air Draft: 10.67m
Max Draft: 1.07m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 25ltrs
Water Tank Capacity: 25ltrs
Displacement: 2500kilograms
Cruising Speed: 4knots
Engine Power: 6hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: G.E.Cardnell, Cardnell Brothers, Maylandsea
Designer: GE Cardnell
Boat Name: Samphire


Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 5knots


Engine Model: Lister Petter AC1
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: A Lister Petter AC1 diesel engine 6hp. Inboard. installed on the Starboard aft quarter. Shaft driven to a single feathering propeller. Newly installed after a thorough overhaul.
Engine Transmission Description: Stern drive


Carvel planked Mahogany planking on Oak frames. 500kg iron ballast keel. Underwent a total refit 2012-2016.  The hull was completely stripped out, her interior, furniture and fittings restored & rebuilt.

The exterior hull was completely burnt off back to bare and re caulked. Decks are of Pitch Pine planked covered with marine ply, epoxy sheathed and painted with nonslip finish.
A generous open aft cockpit with surround bench seating and lockers.
All the interior woodwork has been sympathetically restored, whilst also being updated to create a surprisingly spacious interior. She has been kept under a cover and frame, ashore for the last 2 years.
The topsides require re-painting and antifouling, she would need time to take up again when going back in the water.

Her sails are stored at home and the mast and boom are stored at the Marina  not with the vessel.


The cabin has been likened to a Tardis, it has been beautifully reworked.  Mostly varnished mahogany with a new panelled deck head.
She now boasts Hot and Cold pressurised water system, new stainless steel water tank, an emersion heater, to a single wash basin in the galley area.
A single Origo single burner spirit stove. The cabin lighting has been converted to 12v LED lights. She has a 13amp ring main sockets shore power. 2kw inverter with change over switch.
In the fore cabin a new Jabsco sea toilet, (unused), cleverly hidden away under the starboard side berth. A privacy door between the cabin areas. 4 x single settee berths all of a generous length.

All new berth cushioning, in blue high quality velveteen upholstery professionally made by a coach works company.


Deck fittings mostly Gunmetal bronze.


Bermudan Sloop. Stainless steel backstay levers.
Spruce mast and Boom. el stepped ( unseen) with all new 2016 stainless steel fittings.
Long mast of 31ft . The Boom, to my knowledge has been shortened from her early engineless sailing days.
Sails- not Known (Unseen)

Navigation Equipment:

No Tiller seen.  Autohelm tiller pilot.

Above the engine box / doubles as a chart table and navigation station.
Navigation gauges mounted on a swing out board to be seen whilst on the helm.
Dataline speed and depth sounder
Dataline wind system ( mast head anemometer requires installation)
Lowrance Globalmap 3500GPS chart plotter.

Safety Equipment:

Fire extinguisher
Automatic electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump.


Disclaimer: Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.