40ft Bermudan Cutter Burgess design USA,1934

Price Details

Price: £65,000 GBP
Location: Gloucestershire  GB
Year: 1934
Condition: Professionally rebuilt
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel

Builder: Julius Petersen
Designer: Wm Starling Burgess USA
Boat Name: Binker


A one off Classic Bermudan Cutter built in 1934.  An American design, along the lines of the working sailing craft of her day. Built for pleasure.
Binker was sailed in the US till the early 1980’s. She then sailed over to the UK and was sold on, It was discovered that she needed major works, she then languished out of the water for a number of years.
She was bought as a restoration project by a professional shipwright and engineer.  Her renovation was carried out in Scotland over several years, finally re-launched in 2015.
Renovation included new floors, keel bolts and frame bottoms. New stem and stern. New deck beams. New deck and bulwarks. New accommodation throughout. Renovation and update of spars.

New standing and running rigging. New sails.
She has cruised extensively in the UK from Orkney to the South Coast. She has an impressive racing history and won the Falmouth Classics regatta in 2019

Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 7: knots


Nominal Length: 12.19m
Length Overall: 14.63m
Length Of Deck: 12.19m
Length At Water Line: 9.14m


Beam: 3.05m
Draft: 2.21m
Air Draft: 15.24m
Max Draft: 2.21m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 200litres
Water Tank Capacity: 250litres
Displacement: 11.00tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5knots
Engine Power: 20hp
Number of Engines: 1


Engine Model: Beta 20hp
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Beta Marine 20hp, 3 cylinder, diesel engine. Indirectly cooled.
Last serviced November 2020. just 400 engine hours of use.
Lever controls from the cockpit with a range of 400nm
Tiller steering
Darglow feathering propeller. ZF 3:1 gearbox.
Sited under companionway/ cockpit
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive

Construction: Displacement hull, Carvel planked. Larch on seamed Oak. External lead ballast keel. Topsides paint finished in Blue.
Deep open aft cockpit. Deck is laid Afromosia on marine ply. Naturally scrubbed finish.

AccommodationBerths: 4
Cabins: 1
Heads: 1

Headroom of 6ft below decks, Berth lengths 6ft.
Layout below: 2 x Quarter berths either side of the companionway/cockpit.
Opens into the saloon, galley starboard .chart table opposite. Two opposing settee berths, a folding dropleaf dining table.

Heads forward to port with manual sea toilet and wash basin, passageway to starboard into fos’cle: used for sail stowage and chain locker. Fore hatch over to the foredeck.
Pressurised water system to to taps in the galley and the “heads”

Equipment: 40lb CQR with 60m 10mm chain.
Boom crutch
Rig & Sails: Hollow timber spars. a keel stepped mast, Spinnaker pole ( hollow)
Rigged as a Bermudan cutter, staysail has a boom. Mainsail slab reefing 3 reefing lines, the staysail has 1 reefing line.
Stainless steel standing rigging
Running rigging of braided polyester and Dyneema.
3 x Halyard winches self tailing Lewmar
4 x self tailing Lewmar sheet winches.

Sail wardrobe:

All made by Owen Sails made of Vectran fabric in excellent/ good condition. : Main sail stay sail Genoa Nos 1 & 2 Jibs
Asymmetric spinnaker is of Ripstop nylon and is in As New condition.


Navigation Equipment:

 Icom DSC VHF, Garmin 5inch chart plotterRaymarine ST40 depth sounder with repeater.

Safety Equipment:

Life raft
4 x lifejackets
offshore flare pack
first aid kit
MOB throwing line.