27ft Classic Bermudan Sloop Hillyard 6T, 1955

Price Details

Price: £4,000 GBP
Location: Brighton, West Sussex GB
Make: Hillyard
Year: 1955
Condition: Well maintained
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


From the Hillyard Boatyard, Melina was built in 1955, Littlehampton in Sussex.
Full history of her ownership. Originally built for Brigadier Pickering CBE
Hillyards a family business established in the 1920’s. They made a name for themselves for producing traditional

well built family cruising boats at a reasonable price.

Melina as a six tonner model with the aft cockpit and canoe stern,  she offers a larger more roomy salon than the centre cockpit versions.
Carvel planked, long keel.
She is to be Sold with her full complement of gear and equipment.
Inboard Yanmar 20hp diesel engine. Just reduced to £4,000.
She is kept afloat in Brighton Marina.
Viewing by arrangement.


Length Overall: 8.33m
Length Of Deck: 7.85m
Length At Water Line: 7.62m


Beam: 2.36m
Draft: 1.30m
Max Draft: 1.3 m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 40litres
Displacement: 5.00tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 20hp
Number of Engines: 1


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


Designer: David Hillyard
Boat Name: Melina


Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 6: knots


Engine Model: Yanmar 2GM20
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: 20hp Yanmar inboard engine installed in 1996.
Last service 2016
Shaft driven, Triple bladed propeller
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Single wooden displacement hull, rigged as a Bermudian sloop. companionway set to the side of the accommodation coach roof.

Engine is sited in an engine box in the cabin sole.
Carvel planked mahogany hull, copper nails and roves fastened to steam bent oak timbers.

Sheathed marine-ply decks, mahogany brightwork. Spoon bow, canoe stern, round bilges and long ballast keel,

with additional internal trimming ballast. Recent new sails, roller reefing system, new fuel tank, new horn timber, new batteries.


Traditional below decks accommodation with varnish mahogany joinery throughout.
SALOON with upholstered settee/berths to port and starboard, hanging locker to starboard, shelves and bulkhead racks.
GALLEY to port quarter with Taylors cooker, pantry and crockery lockers.
HEADS COMPARTMENT to port with Sea toilet.
SAIL LOCKER to starboard.
FORE CABIN with berths to port and starboard converting to generous double berth.
AFT COCKPIT companionway to starboard, fore and aft locker seats with cave lockers under side decks. Stern lazarette, tiller steering.


fenders and warps
overall deck cover – mooring cover.
Cockpit cover.
Beaching legs
Main anchor and chain.


Varnished timber spars. Deck stepped hallow spruce mast.
Standing rigging was replaced new in 2008.
White mainsail , fore sail set on furling gear. Fixed bumpkin
Approx 300sqft sail area.
Sail locker to starboard aft of the fore peak.
Stack pack for the main sail.
Canvas main sail cover.

Navigation Equipment:

Tiller steering from open aft cockpit.
Navigation lights set on in wooden light boxes on the coach roof.

Safety Equipment:

Galvanised Pulpit and guard rail with stanchions on the side decks.
Horseshoe life ring.
Fire extinguishers.
Lifejackets and flares
Boarding ladder
2 x Bilge pumps