Gunter Rigged Sloops (Dayboats) at Hunters Yard

Traditional, Wooden, Gunter Rigged, Sloop Half-Deckers

Our Gaff Sloops are built of bright-varnished mahogany, designed to give a performance to satisfy the enthusiast yachtsman.  Sailing experience is required for this craft.

4 yachts are available:
Buff Tip (34) – White Boat – 1927
Sundew (W18) – Waveney One Design – 1956
Rebel Reveller (R9) – 1956
Valiant Rebel (R10) – 1961


For Latest Availability

Please contact us on 01692 678263 during office hours, or email us

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Sloop Half Decker Specifications

BUFF TIP – (34)

A Yare & Bure One Design also known as a White Boat.

• Gunter Rig
• Main Sail & Jib – Sail Area: 279 sq ft
• LOA 20’
• Fixed Ballasted Keel
• Seats up to 4 people
• Oars & Camping Awning


SUNDEW – (W18)

As a Waveney One Design – she is a beautiful example of this ever popular sailing craft.

• Gunter Rig
• Main Sail & Jib – Sail Area: 290 sq ft
• LOA 20’
• Fixed Ballasted Keel
• Seats up to 4 people
• Oars & Camping Awning


VALIANT REBEL – (R10)

If you are an experienced Half-Decker sailor then sailing her would be a real treat. She is a very special favourite for high performance sailing. Experienced skippers only please.

• Gunter Rig
• Main Sail & Jib – Original Sail Area: 358 sq ft
• LOA 22’9”
• Fixed Ballasted Keel• Seats up to 5 people
• Paddles & Camping Awning


REBEL REVELLER – (R9)

If you are an experienced Half-Decker sailor then sailing her would be a real treat. She is a very special favourite for high performance sailing. Experienced skippers only please.

• Gunter Rig
• Main Sail & Jib – Original Sail Area: 358 sq ft
• LOA 22’9”
• Fixed Ballasted Keel
• Seats up to 5 people
• Paddles & Camping Awning

All yachts are supplied with awnings making them suitable for Yamping! Buoyancy aids provided



Did you know?

Buff Tip was built by Ernest Woods in 1927 at Horning, the first of the class to be built after he moved his boatyard from Cantley. Donated to Hunter’s Yard in 2003.

130 of these boats have been built and 120 are still sailing – a very popular Broads racing and day boat.

Originally built with soft wood hulls but No 94 (1981) was the first with a glassfibre (GRP) hull.

All the Yare & Bure One Designs were named after butterflies but when the names ran out the Class was allowed to use moth names. So is our girl a moth or a butterfly?

Did you know?

Rebel Reveller (R9) was built by R Moore & Sons in 1956 at Horning but was designed by Alan Buchanan and originally named Rebel Hood.

She was renamed in 1966, bought by Hunter’s Yard in 1997 and relaunched in 1999 after a major refit.

Only 13 of these boats were built with wooden hulls up to 1962 but a mould was taken in 2004 and two glassfibre (GRP) hulls were launched in 2008.

The Rebel class is a very lively Broads racing and day boat although this boat is fitted with smaller sails for hiring

Did you know?

Sundew was built by Jack Fowler in 1951 at Lowestoft but designed by W.J. Parker and donated to Hunter’s Yard in 1973.

26 wooden boats were built between 1922 and 1955; there are also 8 with glassfibre (GRP) hulls.

All are named after plants or wild flowers found in the marshes.