3 Berth Wood Class
3 Berth Wood Class Cabin Yacht
Sleeps 3 or 4
The bright-varnished mahogany gaff sloops are comfortably fitted for a party of three in two separate cabins. Sailing experience is required for this craft.
Each berth is fitted with a mattress and has drawers underneath. The fore cabin contains the toilet compartment. Cooking is by gas in a fitted locker in the well.
5 yachts are available:
Wood Anemone – 1947
Wood Avens – 1949
Wood Rose – 1935
Wood Sorrel – 1933
Wood Violet – 1934
For Latest Availability
Please contact us on 01692 678263 during office hours, or email usMake a Reservation
Wood Class Specifications
Berths: 3 single bunks with an optional 1 extra person
Extra Gear: Bedding and mattresses on the floor between the bunks (additional charge*)
Bedding: Mattress protector, fitted sheet, duvet in a duvet cover and pillow in a pillowcase (NB Youth groups and schools have blankets and pillow in a pillowcase)
Life Jackets: 3 Self activating jackets are allocated to the boat (crewsaver style also available)
Rig: Gaff Sloop with self-tacking Jib
Mast lowing: Counter weight
Length: LOA 24ft – (7.3m)
Beam: 7ft 6 in – (2.3m)
Draught: 2ft 6in – (0.76m)
Keel: Fixed Ballasted
Bridge clearance: Minimum 5ft 11in – (1.8m)
Headroom: 5ft 9in with cabin top raised (aft end) – (1.75m)
Cooking: Propane gas with 2 rings and a grill
Utensils: Crockery, Cutlery and Cooking utensils
Water: 2 x 10ltr containers (kept in the aft locker)
Lighting: Gimbal paraffin lamp
Engine: No engine – just a Quant
Sail Area: Main sail 268 sq ft – Jib 34 sq ft
All yachts are supplied with over boom awnings that cover both Cabin and Well areas
Bunk sizes are normally approx. 6’ 2” with the front bunk approximately 6′
Find below some more information about our Wood Class yachts you may find interesting
All of the Wood Class
All of the Wood Class Yachts were designed by Percy Hunter and built by him and his sons, Stanley and Cyril, at the yard in Ludham.
Sorrel was the first of the Wood Class boats to be built by the Hunter Family. She has been hired out every season from 1933 except during the war years from August 1939 to 1942. So about 4,000 people have enjoyed holidays in her
Anemone is the first of two of the Hunter boats to be built after the war in 1947. She is the only boat for which building costs are available – £313.1s.5d. She has been hired out every season from 1947 – so about 3,400 have enjoyed holidays in her.
Avens is the second of the two Hunter boars to be built after the war in 1949. The third bunk in the forward cabin of all Wood class boats is only 6ft compared to those in the main cabin at 6ft 2in. She has been hired out every season from 1949 – so about 3,300 people have enjoyed holidays in her
Rose was sailed by Griff Rhys Jones during the filming of the BBC programme “Rivers” in 2008 She has been hired out every season from 1935 except during the war years from Aug 1939 – 1943 – so over 3,800 have enjoyed holidays in her.
Sails and Awnings
|Anemone||Jul 2006||Apr 2013|
|Avens||Mar 2012||Apr 2014|
|Rose||Apr 2011||Apr 2014|
|Sorrel||Jun 2006||Mar 2012|
|Violet||Apr 2006||May 2013|
As a rule of thumb we try to change our sails and awnings every 4 years. This period may vary to longer or shorter depending on the boats usage.