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 – With ‘Electric Quant’ (from April 2021 – use is optional)
Wood Rose – 1935
Wood Sorrel – 1933
Wood Violet – 1934 – With ‘Electric Quant’ (from May 2020 – use is optional)

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

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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:  12v LED battery lights
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′

**The Trust is please to announce the addition of a Torqeedo Cruise 2.0FP 5HP electric engine to Woods Violet (May 2020) and Avens (April 2021).

** Electric Engine: Torqeedo Cruise 2.0FP 5HP, folding propeller electric engine with side mounted throttle. The folding propeller is fitted closely behind the keel, so as not to affect sailing.  You do not have to use the electric engine; this is an optional extra with an applicable charge of £10 per day or £50 per week for the key.  Please select the boat name with an E when making your boat selection.

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 boats 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

AnemoneMar 2019Apr 2017
AvensMar 2012Apr 2018
RoseApr 2021Apr 2017
SorrelJun 2015Aug 2019
VioletMar 2019May 2017

As a rule of thumb we try to change our sails and awnings every 4 seasons. This period may vary to longer or shorter depending on the boats usage.