30ft Classic Dickie of Tarberts Yacht Frederick Shepherd design

Price Details

Offers in the Region of £25, 000 GBP
Location: Gt Bentley, Nr Colchester, Essex GB
Design: Frederick Shepherd
Year: 1927
Condition: An almost complete restoration
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


Crystal I,I a Fred Shepherd design, built in 1927 at the yard of A.M.Dickie of Tarbert, Scotland. The original Crystal was designed as a Gaff Yawl but it is thought that Crystal II was actually rigged as a Bermudan from new.
She is stood on her own cradle in a light dry workshop, 2 minutes from the nearest rail station…Viewing no problem.
She has a carvel teak constructed hull, all copper fastened to Rock Elm steamed frames and silicon bronze fastened into grown oak timbers. Deadwood of oak and an elm keelson, cast iron ballast keel.
Open Aft Cockpit. Headroom below of 6ft plus, the interior is nearly all original with the exception of the the lead lined galley  having been updated and replaced with H& C water system and a new gas hob & cooker both cleverly disguised when not in use. Opposite is a full size chart table cabinet, Chest of drawers.
In the fore peak there is a large stainless steel stowage bin for the anchor chain  and a new  marine toilet.  Crystal II  offers two long wide berths in her saloon.
She is a near completed project, her owner is no longer with us to see the culmination of all his hard work and hours of love put into Crystal II.
She and all her inventory, are stored in a clean bright light workshop, she will come to no harm but so desperately needs finishing and putting back in to the water.


Nominal Length: 9.30m
Length Overall: 10.97m
Length Of Deck: 9.14m
Length At Water Line:6.60 m

Beam: 2.59 m
Draft: 1.37 m
Max Draft: 1.37m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 50 liters
Water Tank Capacity: 50 liters
Displacement: 3628.80 kilograms
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Engine Power: 16hp  New and unused engine.
Number of Engines: 1


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


Builder: Dickie of Tarbert, Argyle, Scotland
Designer: Frederick Shepherd
Boat Name: Crystal II


Hull Material: Wood hard wood teak like..
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 6: knots


Engine Description: New installed Beta Marine 16 engine, unused.
sited under the companionway.
16hp shaft driven, individually commissioned feather stream propeller with associated anodes. All new exhaust system & sea cocks.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive. A totally new installation.

Yanmar GM10 was removed.

Additional Description


She has a carvel teak planked constructed hull all copper fastened to massive Rock Elm steamed frames. Silicon bronze fastened closely spaced timbers, and floors of grown oak . Deadwood of oak and an elm keelson, cast iron ballast keel. A raked stem and a beautiful counter stern.
The cockpit is fitted out in various hardwoods, teak grating,cockpit drain into the main bilge.
Decks of marine ply supported by sawn closely spaced hardwood deck beams,
sheathed and painted.
Accommodation: An open deep aft open cockpit with fixed stowage seating , optional bolt on corner perches for the helms man. Tiller steering. A large lazerette locker with Stainless gas locker.
engine controls are hidden under the starboard bench. Navigation gauges are visible on the bulkhead for the helm. Double stable door entrance into the cabin. The accommodation coachroof has a steep camber which in turns creates a saloon with headroom of 6ft plus. Engine is installed under the companionway and cockpit. Steps in to the saloon to port is the newly fitted out galley.
It has a stainless steel sink, hot and Cold pressurised system a brand new cooker with a double gas hob and oven. The appliances are cleverly disguised when not in use.
Opposite the galley is a full sized chart table with a set of 6 drawers. An observation light out to the helm. Forward two full length opposing settee berths with lifting backs to enable a full width of berth when used for sleeping. Berth cushions all new textile covered All as yet unused. Stowage cupboards and open shelving on both sides of the saloon.  A drop leaf dining table presently not on board.
full length wet locker built into the forward bulkhead. Full length doorway through into the forepeak, new sea toilet installed and a large stainless steel anchor chain locker and hawse pipe.
A lovely round fore hatch to the fore deck with glass sky light lens.
Restoration of the whole interior is very near completion.

Equipment: Anchor and new chain , stainless chain locker.
Sails: N.B: All Rig & Spars are unchecked
A Nobles made main mast of hollow wooden construction with massive stainless steel fittings. The vessel has not been rigged since being taken out of the water in 2009.
5 sails were found All Bermudan: a Wykeham Martin furling drum on a jib, 2 Genoa ‘s, a main sail and what could be a small mizzen sail. A mizzen mast.

Navigation Equipment:

Bulkhead mounted Compass

Safety Equipment:

Whale gusher 30 pump new and unused.
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