Warner 33 - 1954 Refit in 2000/2001 - £49,000. Tara is a stunning yacht. Although her hull length is 33 ft the accommodation is that of most 40ft classic sailing yachts. Tara is steeped in history and pedigree, designed by Winthrop “Wink” Warner on the North East seaboard of America and constructed by Graves Yacht Yard in Marblehead.
The boat has been in the current ownership since 1996 and was subject to a major refit in 1996 and a further refit in 2000/2002. Tara is now presented for sale in excellent condition, with all mod cons and is ready to sail, Tara is available for viewing from our office in Sutton Harbour Marina, Plymouth.
Please contact Edd Jones on 01752 228855 or email us.
Please contact Edd Jones at +44 (0)1752 228855
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 37 ft 0 in
Beam: 10 ft 4 in
LWL: 31 ft 6 in
Length on Deck: 33 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 10 in
Volvo MD2040 40hp diesel engine - replaced in 2002 Stainless steel shaft (new in 2003) to a three bladed bronze propellor with rope cutter. Morse single lever engine control
Tankage: 2 x 40 gallon fuel tanks 2 x 40 gallon water tanks All tanks are of Monel. Monel metal gives clean, taint-free water.
2 x 12 volt domestic batteries 1 x 12 volt engine start battery Balmar 150 amp high output engine driven alternator, Sterling split charge diode, All batteries renewed in 2009 with Lifeline AGM batteries, charged by alternator with Balmar battery management system (2009) Shore power system. Water heated by calorifier and immersion heater
Sails & Spars
Bermudan cutter rig with varnished rectangular mast and bronze fittings Rectangular, varnished boom, new in 2001, with bronze fittings and boom gallows Short bowsprit Furling headsail (2002) Stainless steel standing rigging renewed in 2010 Slab reefing mainsail Jib on Facnor roller furling gear (new in 2002) Varnished Spruce booming out pole
Raymarine radar, GPS/chart plotter Raymarine Bi-data log/echo sounder (2011) Raymarine ST5 autopilot (2009) Binnacle with steering compass Silva DSC VHF radio Navtex Clipper Weatherman digital barometer Plastimo windvane steering Electronics interfaced through course computer (2011)
Sprayhood and cockpit tent - New 2010 Wheel steering, polished copper binnacle. Guardwires on bronze stanchions 35kg plough anchor Danforth anchor 100ft chain and warp Lofrans Tiger manual anchor windlass Bronze fairleads 2 x Anderson 40 self-tailing bronze sheet winches Hot & Cold Cockpit shower Beaching legs
Bronze navigation lights 2 x horseshoe lifebuoys 2 x manual fire extinguishers Fire blanket Flares Bosuns chair
Five berths in two cabins with locker space and bookshelves, varnished beams. Saloon with port and starboard settee berths, the port side berth converts to make a large single or "Cosy" double berth, folding saloon table, locker space. Galley with two burner Flavel gas cooker with grill and oven, sink with hot and cold mixer tap, fridge, varnished work surface. Navigation station opposite galley. Forward cabin with vee berth and infill to make a double berth, lockers under, large hanging lockers, opening port holes and forehatch. Heads to port with Jabsco sea toilet, wash basin, hot and cold pressurised water system ( the original bronze sea toilet is available if required). Webasto DL2000 cabin heating system with two outlets 12 volt lighting and brass oil lamps Large cockpit with table and teak seating.
History & Construction
The hull is of planked mahogany, on oak frames, with an external ballast keel, transom hung rudder, and bronze fittings and screws. There is a large teak laid cockpit with teak seating and varnished mahogany coamings
The deck was replaced in 1997/8, and the whole deck structure and coachroof has been rebuilt in mahogany. In 2002 the cockpit was rebuilt and the engine and boom were replaced. In 2010 the mast was stripped and re-varnished and the standing rigging was replaced. 'Tara' has been carefully maintained to a high standard.
Tara ex Lara was designed as the Warner 33 by Winthrop Warner and built by James Graves, Marblehead Mass. in 1954.
She is one of 12 believed to have been built to this design by the Graves Yacht Yard.
A plug of the hull was subsequently made for a production GRP yacht to the same design.
Tara is an exceptional yacht. Her dimensions belie her size, her materials and construction are first class, her design is unusual on this side of the Atlantic. Beautiful underwater lines ensure that her performance is rewarding and her sea-worthiness is proven by her years of off-shore sailing.
In present ownership she had a major refit in 1996/7, the major items of work detailled in the specifiation below, to produce a 100% sound yacht in exceptionally nice condition ensuring that the next owner will have one of the best and most notable yachts of her size in UK.
Winthrop ‘Wink’ Warner (1900- 1987) worked as naval architect in Conneticut and New Jersey producing over 200 designs as well as working as a draftsman for John Alden – he married his daughter – and William H Hand. Although little known in Europe, his is a respected name in US yachting circles.
His papers and drawings are archived with the American Maritime Museum, Mystic Seaport, Maine and were called upon during the refit.
Marblehead is celebrated as one of the great yachting centres on the US east coast and the Graves Yacht Yard is one of Marblehead’s best known yards building many great American yachts over the years.
After 8 years in first ownership she was purchased by Sir Kenelm Guiness of the brewing family, a merchant banker in Washington.
Tara remained with the Guiness family for some 30 years and in this time cruised the Eastern Seaboard from the Windward Islands up to Nova Scotia.
The present owner has a hand written letter from Sir Kenelm who writes warmly of his memories of the old boat.
She was sold in 1992 to Englishman Mike Booth who sailed her across the Atlantic and cruised from N Spain to Ireland and the UK.
She was imported to UK VAT exempt under the Transfer of Residence Relief.
In 1996 she was sold for Mike Booth by The Barbican Yacht Agency to the present owners and underwent a major refit at Traditional Sail in Salcombe, Devon.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.