49ft Alfred Mylne Classic Bermudian Yawl, 1921

Price Details

Location: Levington Marina, Ipswich Suffolk GB
Make: Alfred Mylne designed Bermudian Yawl.
Year: 1920
Condition: Fair, requires refitting
Category: Classic Sailing
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


Gudgeon, a Classic from 1920, was lengthened by 5ft adding a counter stern to her in 2011.

This lovely yacht is to be sold, her owner needs a quick sale. She represents a rare opportunity to acquire a classic yacht at a ridiculously low asking price.

She does require a serious refit and cosmetic overhaul. Much time and money has been put into her but the continuous maintenance has been neglected,

she has not even been under cover for the Winter…. She has been unused and neglected for a considerable length of time.

Designed by Alfred Mylne and built by the Wessex Motor and Sailing Boat Co. of Hamworthy, Poole in 1920. Originally designed with small doghouse and a transom stern, she underwent a major refit in present ownership between 2009 – 2011.


Nominal Length: 14.94m
Length Overall: 17.37m
Length Of Deck: 14.94m
Length At Water Line: 10.69m


Beam: 3.35m
Draft: 1.68m
Air Draft: 10.67m
Max Draft: 1.68m


Dry Weight: 10metric tonnes
Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Engine Power: 40hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 5
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 6


Builder: Wessex Motor & Sailing Boat Company, Hamworthy, Poole Dorset.
Designer: Alfred Mylne
Boat Name: Gudgeon  ex La Belle Poule


Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 9: knots


Engine Model: Volvo Penta D2-40F
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Volvo Penta D2-40 air cooled, 40hp diesel engine, as new condition, installed 2011. Centreline installation under the companionway steps. Stainless shaft and a Darglow 16″ triple blade feathering propeller.
Single Stainless fuel tank in port cockpit locker
300ltr plastic water tank
Black tank in the foc’sle.
Batteries 4 x 12 volt heavy duty batteries in 2 separate banks.
Charged from engine alternator with an Adverc charge regulating system.
240v charger when connected to shore power.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Hull Planked in mahogany below the waterline, larch above on sawn oak frames with steamed elm intermediate timbers. Bronze screw fastened into oak frames and copper nails with roves in the steamed timbers. Grown oak floors all bronze fastened with iron straps in the midships section, fastened with stainless bolts. Oak centreline with external cast iron ballast keel and bronze keel bolts. Decks and cockpit Yacht laid teak deck screwed and glued over a marine plywood sub deck on laminated mahogany deck beams. The aft deck is new in way of the counter and has been feathered into the old deck. Teak is joggled to a king plank with varnished cover boards and toe rails. Deep self draining cockpit with laid teak thwarts and bridge deck. Scrubbed teak gratings. Water tight hatch in the sole for access to aft bilge. Superstructure Coach roof with varnished mahogany coamings and bronze portholes. Laid teak coach roof deck over a ply sub deck with scrubbed teak handrails either side. Pair of varnished skylights on the coac roof deck.
Between 2009 – 2011 her stern was extended to form a counter stern, a new mizzen mast was added to increase her overall sail area. This work was carried out by Suffolk Harbour professionals to a high standard, all overseen by a surveyor
The interior was refitted and all new electrical and plumbing systems were installed As well as a complete cosmetic refit. 2011 survey available.
There is evidence of her coming out of the water again in 2013. Then
she was stripped back and had the topsides and all the exterior varnish work all re-done.
She is now to be found in a very neglected state afloat on her marina mooring. She is requiring bucket loads of TLC. All the varnish and the decks need re -doing again. Inside there are serious signs of fresh water ingress. The environment is all rather wet , mouldy and rusty!…..Huge sums of time and money have been spent on her but sadly not in recent times.
Her engine however does actually look unscathed.
Hence the ridiculously low asking price for such a Classic Old Lady.


The interior had a refit in 2000, good quality joinery and was finished to a high standard. It is presently requiring a good clean up and dry out.
There are 5 berths a Pilot’s quarter berth, 2 full length settee berths and a large double berth in the forepeak.
2 x sets of steps down over the engine box into the open saloon cabin with the galley to port, with aPlastimo 3 burner gas stove with oven and grill. A Stainless sink drains directly overboard pressurised hot and cold water. A Top loading fridge built into in the work surface. Custom built storage for crockery and galley equipment. The chart desk, faces aft is to starboard, the quarter berth is aft of Nav station. In the saloon the opposing settee berths have deep velour covered cushions, stowage shelving behind and below. A centre line drop leaf table. Varnished mahogany joinery with the cabin furniture and stowage,lockers and shelving.
Solid fuel cabin heater mounted against the forward bulkhead.
A doorway offset to port, going forward through a heads compartment: to starboard
shower head and wash basin to port, pressurised hot and cold water. . Teak grating on the cabin sole to Port. The toilet has a drop down teak lid to form a seat. Black tank under cabin sole.
In the forepeak a large double berth with deep velour berth cushioning. A full length wardrobe/ sail stowage.


Ground tackle CQR anchor 50m chain
Warps and Fenders with covers.
Sails: Rig – Bermudan yawl rig, cutter head sails on laminated and varnished spruce bowsprit. Stainless standing rigging. Main mast deck stepped in a stainlesssteel heel fitting, with compression posts below. Varnished slab reefing boom with lazy jacks. Twin spreaders with stainless jumper struts. Twin lower shrouds, single intermediate and single cap shroud. Inner forestay to the stem head and outer forestay to the bowsprit end. Single line roller furlers on both stay sail and jib for ease of handling. New, 2011, a larger mizzen mast by Collars, is stepped onto the stern post with single spreaders, twin lower shrouds and a single cap shroud. Varnished mizzen boom has a stack pack system for ease of handling.


Standing and Running rigging replaced during her last refits 2011 & 2013.
Main, Mizzen, Stay sail, Jib. Sail covers and sail bags below.

Navigation Equipment:

Navigation desk. Tiller steering,Steering compass, Log, Sounder, DSC & VHF radios , speakers in the cockpit. Raymarine Radar, Raymarine chart plotter,
Autopilot .