23ft Cheverton Caravelle, Bermudian Sloop


Price: £1,750 GBP
Location: Walton on the Naze. CO14 8PF Essex GB
Make: Cheverton
Year: 1959
Condition: Good overall condition
Category: Sail
Class: Cruisers
Keel Type: Full Keel


The Cheverton Caravelle with its distinctive, and almost iconic coach roof and traditional hull profile, depicts a classic boat design and building period. Cheetah of Barton was built in 1959 to last! She’s constructed of mahogany planking on oak and with mahogany ply decks She was maintained diligently by her previous owners and by a professional boat yard, Frank Halls & Son, in Walton on the Naze, during her 40 years of ownership.

She had then been laid up ashore for several years but kept water tight and well covered up. A new owner in 2010, assisted here and there by the boatyard, gave her a thorough face lift, overhauled the engine and restored the good condition in which she is now presented for sale. As a testament to her build quality, the timbers are still sound and well connected.

Cheetah is a capable sea-going yacht, and fit for many more years of coastal cruising, and with her shallow draft, ideal for exploring coastal inlets and rivers too. The current owner has reluctantly decided to sell Cheetah and down-size. With an attractive price tag of just £2,750, this is a good bargain opportunity to acquire a traditional timber yacht with little else to do to it, other than go sailing. She now has a July 2018 condition survey, available to view.


Length Overall: 7.01 metre

Beam: 2.21 m
Draft: 1.27 m
Max Draft: 1.27 m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 1 gallon
Dry Weight: 4 : metric tonnes
Displacement: 3tonnes
Engine Power: 6hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 3
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: Cheverton and Partners, Cowes, IOW
Designer: David Cheverton
Boat Name: Cheetah

Hull Design: Displacement


Engine Model: BMW
Fuel Type: diesel


Hull Material: African mahogany planking on an Oak frames.  Deck Material: Mahogany ply
Superstructure Material: Mahogany on an oak frame.  Keel Configuration: Long keel
Hull Shape: Displacement.   Steering:Tiller
Rudder Configuration: Transom hung rudder.  Treatments: antifouled  under water line.

Condition report conducted July 2018

Single Berths: 3/4    Cabins:2  Heads:1

All berths cushions have been kept in store and are in good order.

Manual Bilge Pump
Stainless steel galley stove by Plastimo, twin hob and grill. Inlet and outlet pipes replaced to Blakes sea toilet in 2015

Anchor with chain and warp,  Mainsail Cover,  Cockpit Cover
Cheetah has a substantial all-over canvas winter cover.

Battened Main sail, Genoa, Storm Jib
The sails have been kept well and are in good condition for their age.

Mast Head Bermudian Sloop
Material of Spars: Spruce

Tiller steering
New mast tabernacle in 2014.

Kept ashore   Walton on the Naze, North Essex


Disclaimer: No guarantee is given or implied with regards to specification but descriptions are given in good faith. All vessels sold without warranty or condition to fitness either expressed or implied by status or otherwise. We are relying on information supplied to us by a third party. M.J. Lewis advises that a qualified independent surveyor carries out a full out of water survey.