Rossiters Purbrook Heron

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£2,995.00 Reduced

6.78m (22'3")


Wood carvel

Underwater profile
Lifting keel


1 x Diesel 8.5hp, Lister 2 Cylinder (1960)

Isle of Wight

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Extra Details

Designer Chas A Purbrook
Builder Purbrook Yachts (now Rossiters Yachts Ltd)
Lying Isle of Wight
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/06/2012


Engine 1 x Diesel 8.5hp
Engine make and model Lister 2 Cylinder (1960)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Air cooled
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

See engine start video


LOA 6.78m (22'3")
LWL 5.94m (19'6")
Beam 2.29m (7'6")
Draft Min 0.91m (3'0")
Draft Max 1.63m (5'4")
Displacement 1,400kg (3,087.0lbs)
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Mainsail Suffolk Sails - Roller boom (unknown year)
Headsail Suffolk Sails - Hank on (unknown year)

Anodised aluminium mast with Spruce roller boom
Sails are tan dacron and believed to be in working condition

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Finish Paint finish

Mahogany on Oak with cast iron keel and lead ballast. Hull stripped right back June 2017 (see exterior photos)


Total # of berths 3
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Manual water system tick

3 single berths although really she'd be comfortable for 2 adults as forepeak utilised for head and basin as well.
Gimballed meths stove for cooking
Fantastic Simpson Lawrence manual head (not fitted at present)
1 oil lamp and 4 electric interior lights

2 burner spirit cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
Autopilot tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Target wind, speed and depth instruments
VHF radio

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR 30lbs)
10.00m (32'10") of chain

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Chas A Purbrook Boatbuilders Ltd of Christchurch built the first Purbrook Heron in 1952, a big boat for them having been mainly built dinghies and day boats before. They did a good job, lots of them are still sailing including the first one and this fine lady, a slightly later build although she needs some varnish now is still in lovely condition for her age.

The Lister aircooled engine starts and runs beautifully and she has enough electronics to safely navigate the creeks only a centreboard yacht can truly enjoy. Down below she is comfortable for 2 with berths for 3 if required, has heads and cooking facilities and has so much character. She is pretty even out of the water and will turn heads wherever she sails

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

This Rossiters Purbrook Heron has been personally photographed and viewed by Corinne Gillard of Boatshed IOW. Click here for contact details.
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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