29ft Classic 4.5t Whisstocks Teak Bermudan Sloop, 1955

Price Details

Price: £3,500 GBP
Location: Newport NP18 2BZ Swansea Wales
Make: 29ft Whisstocks Bermudan Sloop
Year: 1955
Condition: Good, an internal project
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


During the 1950’s, Whisstock’s boats were being designed by Kim Holman, and this team including J Francis Jones who together with the West Mersea sail-maker Paddy Hare, they created some of the iconic racing and sailing yachts on the East Coast and further afield. Calloa is certainly very similar to Holman’s Elizabethan 29. She was built to Lloyds A100 standard. carvel Teak planked hull on steamed Oak frames. An external lead ballast keel.
She has undergone major restoration works which have included the replacement of the stem post and decks (painted, epoxy coated marine ply), works carried out at the IBTC, 2012. Hull was stripped back to bare, 3 years ago, re-caulked where necessary and repainted. 2 years ago a reconditioned Yanmar GM10 engine was installed. Standing rigging replaced just two years ago. The accommodation is where works are required.


Length Overall: 8.99m
Length Of Deck: 8.99m
Length At Water Line: 7.62m

Beam: 2.29m
Max Draft: 1.37 meter


Fuel Tank Capacity: 5 gallons
Water Tank Capacity: 4 gallons
Dry Weight: 4 tons

Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 10hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 3 plus pipecot
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: Whisstock’s of Woodbridge, Suffolk
Designer:  Francis Jones
Boat Name: Calloa


Hull Material: Teak with Oak
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 7: knots


Engine Model: Yanmar 1GM10
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: A re -conditioned Yanmar 1GM10, 9.9hp single cylinder diesel engine, installed 2 years ago, found to start first time and very reliable.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Carvel Teak planking on steamed oak frames. External lead ballast keel. Hull stripped bare 3 years ago and 2 part Epoxy paint applied.
The decks were re worked, approx 12 years ago, marine ply decks epoxied and painted.
Deep open aft cockpit.
She has a beautiful bronze strapped solid teak rudder, 1955 vintage
Parts of the cockpit have been replaced: locker lids, stowage shelving and seating, there is some Cedar planking available for its completion.


The accommodation requires painting and reupholstering.
Baby Blake fitted in the forepeak .
Dorade ventilation. Toughened glass and deck fore hatch.
Cabin doors need rehanging. Originally there was space for sail stowage and a pipe cot in the forcastle. ( this requires re webbing if it was to be re used.)
In the saloon there are two opposing settee berths with stowage beneath and shelving behind, foam cut but requires covering.
A quarter berth to starboard of the companionway with the chart table fitted above it. To port there is a sink with a Whale water pump fitted. A bladder water tank in the bilge (which could be replaced.)


Main anchor
calibrated chain, manual anchor windlass
An overall Winter cover new 2019
PVC Boom Tent with clear windows, worn whilst she sits afloat on her swinging mooring.
4 man life raft in valise casing (requires servicing)
a Yard cradle (if required)


Aluminium mast with steps.
Wooden boom with roller reefing.
Hollow wooden spinnaker pole
2 x Main sails. Current suit of sails were last valeted 2 years ago.
4 x foresails
1 x spinnaker
Halyard winch on the mast
4 x sheet winches

Navigation Equipment:

Tiller steering, new rudder blade made for 2020 season.
Gimballed compass, a boxed Walker log
A Nasa speed and depth gauge this needs a new paddle and reconnection.