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Lord Helmsman 31 Sailing Yacht

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Lord Helmsman 31 Sailing Yacht

Final Bid
  • Boat REF#  ·  321543
  • Length  ·  9.55m
  • Year  ·  1980
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Bata Marine (2006)
  • Lying  ·  Falmouth, UK
Boatshed Cornwall
Boatshed Cornwall
David Coumbe

Extra Details

Designer Hakan Sodergren
Builder Midocean Marine
Lying Falmouth, UK
Fuel capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 230.0 ltr (50.6 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 15/07/2016


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Bata Marine (2006)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Three blade Max prop (self feathering)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


Length 9.55m
LWL 7.70m
Beam 2.98m
Draft Max 1.50m
Displacement 4,900kg (10,804.5lbs)
Headroom 1.80m
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 3 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

2 burner paraffin Stove


Manual water system
Pressurised water system

2 burner paraffin Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Beaching legs
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Delta - Danforth)
20.00m of chain
30.00m of rode
Sailomat 801 windvane self-steering system

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Fish Finder
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

This yacht neatly stored in a field, derigged and winterised. The rig was neatly stored alongside the yacht. This is a tidy yacht with a clean topsides and outer bottom.

Listening to the vendor it soon became clear much had been invested in this yacht during the current period of ownership. Recent upgrades include:
Mainsail renewed 2018
Headsail renewed 2009
Running backstays 2023
Sailomat windvane
Airmarine Wind generator
Main engine renewed 2006
Outer bottom cleaned and prepared including primer ready for antifouling 2023

Having spent a good period of time onboard my overall impression is that this is a cared-for and maintained yacht, albeit a yacht of some forty years old. Thanks to its clever design and mindful owner it still looks contemporary for its age.

Overall, this is a well presented yacht which appears to be clean and tidy throughout and in some way may indicate the care it has received over the years. It has done, by all accounts, numerous trips to Ireland from Cornwall and back. I would recommend a good look at the details etc. found on the Boatshed Cornwall website if you are looking for something capable at the thirty footer range.

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

This Lord Helmsman 31 Sailing Yacht has been personally photographed and viewed by David of Boatshed Cornwall. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

About thirteen (13) years

Why are you selling her?

To upgrade

Where have you sailed her?

English channel/Ireland

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