Tregella is a very fine example of a late-1960's style
gentleman's motor-sailer yacht. Built in Appledore, North Devon in
1967 at the yard of J. Hinks & Son (perhaps most famous for the
replica Golden Hinde, completed soon after), she displays the
quality of which is now, sadly, a bygone era. From the board of the
much-respected Walter F. Rayner, best known for the Atlantic
and Pacific ketches.
Mahogany-planked on close-spaced oak frames, the hull is very fair
(most likely splined, TBC) with fine deep-blue topsides. The
underwater area of the hull is also smooth and fair, ensuring she
Inside she retains the traditional charms of the era, with mahogany
slatted 'ceilings' in the cabins (rather than full linings), making
the hull structure visible and allowing everything to breathe as it
should in a timber hull. She is a handsome craft, but at her size her
fine lines do not mean reduced interior space and the saloon in
particular is pleasantly large with very good all-round visibility.
Power is provided by a fresh-looking Perkins 6-354, naturally
aspirated, giving around 100hp. The engine has only logged 1000 hours
and no expense has been spared on maintenance. Tregella also has the
distinct advantage of being fitted with a 6KW diesel
generator in the lazarette, allowing such luxuries as a
microwave (fitted), hair dryer (don't underestimate!), hot water when
at anchor or the possibility to fit air-conditioning for warmer climes.
Although predominantly a motor-boat, her ketch-rig with modern
roller-furling headsail also gives good stability, fuel saving and the
opportunity to make passage under sail alone when conditions are right.
Tregella is a much-loved boat in the same ownership for many
years, and is a well-known sight around Crinan and the Clyde cruising
area. All will attest that she is never seen looking anything less
than her best, and she is a credit to the owner's dedication over the
years. The time has now come when she must go though, so all
interested parties are invited to make contact. Currently afloat in
Crinan basin, she is available for any inspection.
Price now further reduced making her highly competitive compared with
other wooden motor-sailers on the market.