60ft Schooner, Husks of Wivenhoe, 1882

Price Details

Price: OIRO £185,000 GBP
Location:Walton on the Naze, N. Essex  GB
Builders: Husks of Wivenhoe,  River Colne
Year: 1882
Condition: Rebuilt and well maintained
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


A beautiful Classic ship, a 60ft wooden schooner. twin masted with Gardner diesel engine. She has always been in private ownership used as a pleasure vessel.
Built by James Husk ‘s of Wivenhoe on the river Colne, Essex
Present ownership is over 30 years, in that time they have re decked her twice and totally reworked in the accommodation. She is very roomy inside with excellent headroom throughout. A few surviving original features. Last in dry dock in September 2017 to have a couple of planks replaced on the waterline.

Historic records and letters  kept from Lloyd’s to verify her long history.


Nominal Length: 18.29 m
Length Overall: 24.38 m
Length Of Deck: 17.68 m
Length At Water Line: 16.46 m

Beam: 3.81 m
Draft: 2.29 m
Max Draft: 2.29 m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 120 gallons
Water Tank Capacity: 80ltrs
Displacement: 27 tonnes
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Engine Power: 127 hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 8
Cabins: 4
Heads: 2
Passenger Capacity: 12


Builder: James Husk of Wivenhoe
Designer: James Husk
Boat Name: Comus


Hull Material: Wood, carvel planked
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 8: knots


Engine Model: Gardner 6LXB
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Gardner 6 LXB six cylinder. from new approx 20years old . Very little work.
Sited amidships under the companionway ladder.
Electric start. Gauges and controls under the central skylight on the forward bulkhead.
Tiller steering aft.
Auto Velvet drive gear box. Indirect cooling system
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive

Additional Description

Construction: Elm Keel
Cast Iron and concrete as ballast. She draws 8ft and has the under water shape similar too the Cutty Sark. Her sizable frames are in the most part doubled up some strengthened with iron belts.
Present deck in very good order is double skinned marine ply which is sheathed and painted.
2 keel stepped solid wooden varnished/oiled masts.
Accommodation: Over 6ft 2ins headroom
Berth Lengths 6ft 6ins
Gas stove
Domestic fridge 240
Upholstery made to measure
All utensils and equipment included
Navigation Equipment: Tiller steering
Echo sounder
Radar Reflector
Navigation lights
Anchor light
Safety Equipment: Lifebuoy/belt
Life jackets
Gas Detector
Fire extinguishers
Smoke detector