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Peter Duck 29'

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9.91m (32'6")


Wood carvel

Underwater profile
Long keel


1 x Diesel 29hp, BMC Captain (unknown year)

Essex, UK (By Appointment Only)


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Extra Details

Designer Laurent Giles
Builder Porter and Haylett
Lying Essex, UK (By Appointment Only)
Fuel capacity 113.6 ltr (25.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 113.6 ltr (25.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 14/03/2016


Engine 1 x Diesel 29hp
Engine make and model BMC Captain (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

Engine removed and completely overhauled in 2013.
Hydraulic PRM Gearbox.
Stern tube ends and cutlass bearing replaced 2013.
Professionally installed shore power system.
105 Ah Batteries.


LOA 9.91m (32'6")
LOD 8.84m (29'0")
LWL 7.62m (25'0")
Beam 2.74m (9'0")
Draft Min 1.14m (3'9")
Draft Max 1.14m (3'9")
Displacement 5,842kg (12,882.2lbs)
Headroom 1.98m (6'6")
Storage Ashore


Cutter rigged Wood spars (2005) with stainless steel standing rigging (2005)


Mainsail Gowen - Slab (2005) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail Jeckells - Furling (2012)
Other sails Staysail (Gowen) (2005)
Cruising Chute (unknown year)

Laminated Tapered Spruce Mast - New 2005.
Twin Ash Spreaders - New 2005.
Tabernacle Stepped.
This yacht was converted from the standard Ketch rig to a Bermudan cutter rig with a taller mast and lifting bowsprit. This made a significant improvement to performance and handling. The Main is slab reefing with lines led aft and the Foresail (Yankee) has a Sailspar furling system (also new 2005).

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Iroko on Oak Hull.
Teak Decks fitted over plywood on oak timbers (Decks Replaced in 1998).
Sheathed below the water line from new with Cascover this was the standard construction for this design).
Splined above the waterline for a smooth finish.
Hull work in 1998 included refastening planks where required. The keel bolts were also drawn and checked in 1998. Floors were overhauled and refurbished 1998.

Note: There is a 2016 survey for this vessel.


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Manual water system tick

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Sestrel Steering Compass.
Pelorus Compass.
Raychart 320 Chart Plotter
Raymarine ST60 Tridata ( Speed/Log & Depth).
Raymarine ST60 Multi.
Standard Horizon VHF DSC Radio.
Simrad TP32 Autopliot.
Garmin GPS 128 linked to Yeoman Plotter.
Deck Light fitted to mast.
Windex Vane.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Cockpit cover tick
All-over cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual Lofran Royale windlass
2 anchors
(35lb CQR & 25lb Kedge)
59.44m (195'0") of chain
New Beaching Legs fitted in 2016.
Winter Cover with Frame.

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Teak Boarding Ladder.
Fire Extinguishers.

Broker's Comments

The Peter Duck designed by Laurent Giles originally for Arthur Ransome is one of the classic yachts that most of us have heard of and possibly dreamt of owning. Porter and Haylett of Wroham built 38 in total.
This one is very well equipped and has been refurbished and also very well maintained. In 2005 she was converted to Cutter Rig which improved performance and also handling - see more details in the specification above.
In 1998 a lot of work was done to the decks and some to the hull. A recent survey in March 2016 found her to be in very good order.
Her more recent owners bought this boat to use in a television series coming out on Channel 4 in the near future called Electric Dreams. So they needed a good order yacht safe to sail and use but wanted it to look old for the series. So they gave her a cosmetic make over to do this and it worked! At present she has a removable coat of greyish water-based wash on her coachroof (it scrubs off) and a PVA type coating in place on the stained woodwork to make that look old too - again it will rub off. So please don’t be fooled by the photos this is a lovely yacht .

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

This Peter Duck 29' has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. 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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