Classic Cutter Tahitiana Double Ended Bermudian Cutter

  • Boat REF#  ·  305562
  • Length  ·  10.97m
  • Year  ·  1983
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 38hp, BMC 1.5 (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  River Orwell
Boatshed Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
Ben Farnell

Extra Details

Designer Not Known
Builder David Lund Bristol, fitted out by owner
Lying River Orwell
Fuel capacity 454.6 ltr (100.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 454.5 ltr (100.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 38hp
Engine make and model BMC 1.5 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Bronze 3 bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Generator output 780KVA
Engine spares

Engine refurbished with new head gasket. The engine has has had a recent oil and filter change. She is keel cooled with new anti freeze ahead of the winter season.

The owner claims that the engine starts first time every time, she started first time no issues when I viewed her!


Length 10.97m
LWL 8.23m
Beam 2.59m
Draft Min 1.42m
Draft Max 1.42m
Displacement 9,500kg (20,947.5lbs)


Cutter rigged To be advised Aluminium spars (2010) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2010)


Reefing mainsail Unknown - Slab (unknown year) Fully Battened, 3 Reefs
Headsail Unknown - Hank On (unknown year)
Other sails Staysail 1 (2003)
Genoa (unknown year)

All sails are in dry storage.

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

All new bolt-on anodes


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Porta Potti)

1 burner propane Stove


Manual water system

1 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
3 anchors
(Plough Danforth Fishermans)
100.00m of chain
100.00m of rode
Unknown dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This vessel is a good-looking, long-haul cruising machine and a real choice for anyone that wishes to go cruising internationally.

She is a steel-hulled, double-ended, Bermudian rigged cutter, Tahitiana design, built by David Lund of Bristol, in 1983, and was home finished to a good standard. She has been lying ashore for a few years and has been partially renovated for a return to the water

This yacht seems lightly used and was built for the original owner whose intention was to go long international cruising. Now based on the River Orwell, and with a recent mast and re-rig, the yacht has been a liveaboard and only locally sailed within East Anglia.

The current owner's plans have changed mid refurbishment and with a few weekends of work, she could be ready for next season This potential classic is now being offered at a realistic price that reflects this.

The owner states that the hull has been thickness checked and is 5-6mm thick steel. The original hull paintwork is rubberised paint and has a few areas that need rubbing down and repainting. This is a solid go anywhere sailing boat with a reliable and well looked after BMC engine. The owner will be happy to run buyers through the whole boat in an honest fashion ensuring that everything is covered and explained.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Classic Cutter Tahitiana Double Ended Bermudian Cutter has been personally photographed and viewed by Ben Farnell of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

2 years

Why are you selling her?

Change of long term plans

Where have you sailed her?

N/A as refurbished ashore

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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