9.75m Hillyard 9 tonner, wooden Bermudan Sloop, 1967

Price Details

Location: Walton on the Naze, Essex. GB
Make: Hillyard
Year: 1967
Condition: Good, continually maintained
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


A Hillyard 9 Ton, a super example of these popular cruising boats from the Hillyard fleet. Built in 1967, carvel wooden construction with long keel,  Canoe stern, believed to be Mahogany planks above topsides above the waterline and Iroko planks below waterline on steam bent Oak timbers. Open aft cockpit and a simple Bermudan sloop rig. Wheel steering.
“Vizanya” is a lovely cruising yacht, solid and seaworthy with a good engine and lots of cruising gear!
A significant amount of recent works on her, includes replacing of port side rubbing strake & toe rail, 2 planks renewed, part of deck renewed & epoxied – all carried out by professional shipwrights.


Nominal Length:9m
Length Overall: 9.75m
Length Of Deck: 9.75m
Length At Water Line: 8.84m

Beam: 2.67m
Draft: 1.27m
Air Draft: 12.00m
Max Draft: 1.27m


Cruising Speed: 5: knots
Engine Power: 35hp
Number of Engines: 1


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


Builder: David Hillyard
Designer: David Hillyard
Boat Name: Vizanya


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


Engine Description: Perkins 4.107, 35hp, fresh water cooled, 4 cylinder, diesel engine
Latest engine service October 2022
1 x 75litres galvanised steel diesel fuel tank
TMP hydraulic, reversing reduction gearbox
Shaft driven, 3 bladed bronze propeller
Original Perkins ignition panel, with new ignition light
Single lever Morse engine control (replaced 2020)
Engine wiring inspected and modernised as required (2020)
Engine hoses/belts etc replaced (2020)
Shaft bearings replaced 2020


4 berths with good standing headroom
2 x settee berths in saloon
2 x pilot berths forward of saloon
Heads compartment forward with a re-plumbed sea toilet.
Varnished mahogany internal joinery, a fixed central saloon table with folding leaves
Storage lockers at aft end of saloon
2 burner hob + grill,  240v oven(2022), 12v portable fridge
Sink with pressurised water supply.

Interior 12v lights
2 x opening ports
2 x Tannoy vents

Equipment: SL manual anchor windlass – not used by current owner
35lb CQR anchor and chain
Full cockpit canopy – Stormforce (2022) + separate tent (2022) – (£1800)
Beige over boom cockpit cover by OneSails (2019)
Various mooring warps and fenders
1 x boat hook
1 x pine board ladder
Twin bow rollers
Bow mooring cleats
Stern Sampson post


2 x Lewmar 40 sheet winches on cockpit coamings
Mainsail – roller boom reefing
Furling genoa
White PVC mainsail cover
Sails serviced and cleaned by Jeckells
Hollow pine single spreader mast
Solid pine roller boom and whisker pole
Pine mast lowering tabernacle (new tabernacle 2022)
Selden 204 roller furling headsail system (new 2017)
New stainless steel chain plates 2022
Forestay fore and aft lowers replaced 2017
Pine boom crutch

Navigation Equipment:

Hydraulic wheel steering + tiller on aft deck (hydraulic motor overhauled)
Garmin plotter 555s, NASA Target 2 depth sounder
Lowrance LVR 250 DSC VHF radio, VHF aerial (recently replaced).
Navigation lights including bow, stern steaming and deck lights

Clock and barometer

Safety Equipment:

3 x manual dry powder fire extinguishers
Henderson manual bilge pump
Auto electric bilge pump
Stainless steel pulpit
Stainless steel stanchions and PVC covered wire guard wires