35ft Classic Maurice Griffiths Bermudan Cutter

Price Details

Price: £27,500 GBP
Location: Faversham, Kent  GB
Make: Maurice Griffiths
Year: 1936
Condition: very good, well maintained
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


She is one of just two yachts built to this a typical Maurice Griffiths design; the first one was his own (Wild Lone II, now Wild Goose, launched in 1935) who was so admired by a former High Sheriff of Essex that he bought a set of her plans and commissioned the Leslie Harris yard at Burnham on Crouch to build him a similar yacht. That yacht was Jorrocks II; she was completed in 1936 and was the last to be built at the Harris yard. She is truly a classic.
Jorrocks’ overall length is 35’7″, beam 9’3″ and draft 4’7″. She is a Bermudan cutter, her hull planked in pitch pine below the waterline and mainly mahogany above. The mast is spruce, keel steeped (stripped back, refinished and currently in storage, as she is laid up, unrigged in a mud berth. boom is spruce, the spinnaker pole is Douglas fir and the bowsprit is pine.
Internally, she has teak joinery and oak beams. The tiller is of varnished teak as is the cockpit (stripped and re-varnished this summer 2016). There are 2 anchors; a main 35lb CQR and a 15lb CQR. She comes with a wooden dinghy that stows on the coach roof between the doghouse and the mast.
Survey from 2007, Articles about her and her sister, Wild Lone II, Maurice Griffiths own boat are available . She has also appeared in Classic Boat magazine.


Nominal Length: 10.67 m
Length Overall: 13.28 m
Length Of Deck: 10.67 m
Length At Water Line: 8.53 m

Beam: 2.82 m
Draft: 1.40 m
Max Draft: 1.40 m


Berths: 5
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: Leslie Harris of Burnham on Crouch
Designer: Maurice Griffiths
Boat Name: Jorrocks II


Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 8: knots


Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Engine Model: Volvo Penta MD2030-C BT , 1999
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Single 28hp diesel engine installed new in 1999, it has done very little hours…
It was last serviced 4 years ago…. Yacht not sailed since 2007, but the engine has been regularly run up approx every 2 weeks.
triple bronze propeller.
Shaft drive

Additional Description


Carvel planked pitch pine and mahogany hull beautiful counter stern. She is not as one thinks of a standard Maurice Griffiths design. She has a very elegant sheer line.
Long iron ballast keel with internal lead pig ballast.
Open aft cockpit constructed of teak with teak seating.
Original tongue and groove pine deck on oak sawn deck beams, covered with marine ply which has then been sheathed and painted. Cream in colour


Step down the companionway steps into the saloon.
to port is a large bosun’s locker to starboard a full length pilot berth.
steps under a doghouse giving a headroom of 6ft 2ins. Rest of accommodation 5ft 11ins.
Saloon with full length door to shut off forward cabin. Saloon has two full length opposing settee berths, a solid wooden drop leaf table. on the forward bulkhead is a little multi-fuel stove… Heads to port with Baby Blake toilet and a hand basin..opposite the galley,amid ships, Taylor’s paraffin stove and single sink…… forward master cabin with two large single berths.with an infill section. Storage beneath and behind all the berths.
Manually pumped water system to the heads and the galley.

35lbs CQR anchor & 15lbs Anchor….


She is a Bermudan cutter, her hull planked in pitch pine below the waterline and mainly mahogany above. The mast is spruce, keel steeped (stripped back, refinished and currently in storage, as she is laid up.
Standing rigging- galvanised wire.
3 bronze winches, 2 bronze back stays..
Manual Simpson and Lawrence anchor windlass.
Main sail, genoa and stay sail all white
Spinnaker Egyptian cotton various older sails
Working jib and storm jib both tan terylene.
Roller reefing on the main sail Wykeham Martin furling drums on the foresails.

Navigation Equipment:

Compass (mounted on the doghouse), Garmin GPS 50.