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Blyth Classic Yachts


Lying: Dartmouth Gross Tonnage: 6.97 British Registered (Part 1) –
300008 Teignmouth

Price £SOLD
Draught: 1.84 metres Beam: 2.66 metres Length Overall: 10.45 metres
Length Waterline: 8.40 metres (approx)

Please contact Crispin Blyth for further details


Shown ashore and in new colours



Tilly III is a famous 1950s offshore racer; she was custom designed and built, to order, by Morgan Giles in Teignmouth and was state of the art in her day. She has been fully restored by her present owner, a former boatbuilder, for himself. She has cruised over 8,000 miles since her re-launch in 2004, mostly two-handed.

She is carvel-built of mahogany planks on oak ribs, with copper fastenings. She has a lead keel with bronze bolts, which were X-rayed in 1990 by her previous owner. She is sloop rigged with a deck-stepped mast, leaving more room below. She has full standing headroom throughout below. She sails beautifully when most classics of that era need the engine. Post-restoration and recent surveys are available to seriously interested parties. The survey concludes that “she is in better than new condition”. There are very few opportunities to buy a Classic yacht of this size, restored to this condition.


Since many of the photographs shown were taken, Tilly III has had a new teak deck laid, while the topsides have been repainted in Awlgrip Stars and Stripes Blue. She has also had a new Lofrans electric anchor windlass installed.



  • New teak deck
  • New planks as required, in particular in way of every old skinfitting.
  • New ribs as required
  • Complete hull Epoxy splined
  • Complete hull Epoxy primed
  • Keel sandblasted
  • All new bronze skinfittings
  • Chainplates, forestay and backstay points re bolted in stainless
  • Teak and bronze deck cleats refastened
  • All deck gear renewed or refastened
  • All chrome work re-chromed
  • All varnishwork repaired and refinished
  • New self-draining cockpit rebuilt in old-style
  • Rudder removed, Epoxied and re-hung


  • Inside removed except for three main bulkheads
  • Complete inside hull stripped and repainted
  • All interior varnishwork stripped and refinished
  • All hanging knees, floors and bulkhead supports regalvanised and powder coated
  • New stainless bilge floors
  • Fittings and furniture re-fitted or renewed in old-style
  • New galley and chart area
  • New teak floorboards and bearers
  • All new electrics and plumbing
  • All new engine systems
  • New oak engine beds
  • All new foam and upholstery
  • All portholes re-sealed
  • Windows renewed and refitted


  • Proctor deck stepped alloy mast

  • Profurl genoa roller

  • Kemp alloy boom

  • Proctor spinnaker pole

  • Tufnel mast winch for spinnaker

  • Lewmar self-tailer mast winch for main

  • Reef lines and other controls led aft

  • 2 x Lewmar 30 deck winches for above

  • 6 x Spinlock jammers for above

  • 2 x Lewmar 44 self-tailing genoa winches

  • 2 x Lewmar 40 spinnaker/furler winches

  • Stainless steel standing rigging

  • Mostly new running rigging

  • Slab reefing


  • McWilliam Genoa – foam luff, UV strip, tri-radial cut taffeta mylar

  • McWilliam Main – three slab reefs

  • McWilliam Storm Jib – never used

  • Trisail – looks never used

  • North Spinnaker

  • Spare Genoa

  • Spare Main

A detailed view of the well-equipped chart station

  • Complete new wiring throughout
  • 1 x 108 ah engine battery – Vetus
  • 2 x 108 ah domestic battery – Vetus
  • Battery charger and shore power connection with RCD
    Galvanic isolator
  • Main switch with auto sensing relay
  • 2 x switch panels with circuit breakers - Vetus
  • 2 x solar panels to domestic batteries
  • 2 x 12 volt charger sockets


  • Starboard side, forward facing, sit-in chart table

  • Navman DSC radio

  • Garmin GPS 128, with cockpit repeater

  • Navman Wind, with repeater

  • Navman Log, bronze transducer, and repeater

  • Navman Depth, bronze transducer, and repeater

  • Clipper Navtex

  • Clipper Weatherman

  • Simrad TP32 tiller-pilot

  • 2 x Navman compasses



  • Volvo 2030 29hp

  • Darglow 3-blade feathering prop, spare 3-blade prop

  • 2 x 60lt Diesel tanks – Vetus

  • New sterntube (water lube), prop shaft, exhaust system – Vetus

  • All new skin-fittings

  • Single-lever control and new cables – Vetus

  • De-luxe instrument panel

Galley, looking aft

  • Portside galley, worktop with round s/s sink
  • Taylor stove and oven
  • Hot and cold pressurized mixer-tap
  • Manual cold water pump and tap
  • Hot water calorifier, ex engine or AC
  • Coolmatic fridge/freezer built in, auto sensing
  • Crockery, glasses, cutlery and cooking utensils



  • New s/s tank with baffles, approx 140lt electric level indicator, inspection hatch
  • Electric pressurized water pump and accumulator
  • Changeable in-line water filter




  • Main cover and sprayhood
  • Named dodgers
  • 4 x cockpit cushions
  • 2 x solarvents, main cabin and heads
  • 35 lb CQR with 60mt 10mm chain
  • Lofrans Project 1000 electric windlass
  • Fisherman’s anchor with rope chain mix
  • Mooring warps, fenders, boat hook
  • Flagstaff
  • Fixing points for Aries self-steering gear (gear not present)


  • Crittenden WC to starboard side

  • S/s wash basin to port side

  • Storage behind each

  • Flexible shower to mixer tap


  • Settee berths each side
  • Fold-down mahogany table
  • Storage under berths and behind seat-backs
  • Corner lockers and fiddled bookshelves
  • Stereo with mini-disk


  • Double berth
  • Locker space under
  • Lewmar hatch
  • Plastimo 4-man valise liferaft (service required)
  • Horseshoe Lifebelt with strobe light
  • Auto bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump (cockpit operated)
  • Webbing removable safety lines
  • Fixed radar-reflector to mast
  • 3 x fire extinguishers




Contact Information

Crispin Blyth can be contacted by:

01262 470252
International: +44 (0) 1262 470252

Postal address
Church View Cottage, Fordon Road, Burton Fleming, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25 3PS, United Kingdom.
Electronic mail
General Information: crispin@blyth-co.uk
Sales: crispin@blyth-co.uk


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