1983 Farrington 25 River Cruiser

Norfolk Broads
Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

Broads One Design #25 (BOD, Brown Boat) & Trailer
Price Reduced
1935 Chumley & Hawke Reverie Class
For Sale
Price: £4,000 (All reasonable offers considered!)
1994 Drascombe Dabber & Trailer
For Sale

General Specification

Designer :
Andrew Wolstenholme
8.53m  (28ft 0in)
7.62m  (25ft 0in)
Beam :
2.44m  (8ft 0in)
Draft min:
0.91m (3ft 0in)
Keel :


  • GRP hull
  • Wood superstructure
  • Lifting cabin roof
  • Port side deck replaced with epoxy and plywood and framing round fore hatch opening rebuilt 2014 approximately
  • Old set of hatch lids all stripped, epoxied, repainted and finished in non-slip deck paint, for winter use
  • Recent new second set of hatch lids in marine ply and mahogany, epoxied (with glass cloth on upper surfaces) and finished in yacht enamel and non-slip paint, with oiled teak trims, for ‘good’ summer use
  • Spars and exposed varnished areas re-varnished approximately every two years under current ownership
  • Wintered ashore annually
  • No known signs of osmosis
  • Last surveyed April 2014 (copy of report available)

Mechanical & Electrical

  • 7hp Farymann K34 longshaft inboard diesel engine (professionally serviced and winterised annually)
  • New engine/shaft flexible coupling 2014 approximately
  • Folding propeller
  • 2 x 12V batteries
  • Shore power
  • Battery charger

Rigging & Sails

  • Gunter rig
  • Wood mast/spars
  • Counterbalanced mast stepped in tabernacle for lowering/raising
  • Top ~30cm of mast replaced together with new button 2014 approximately
  • Repair to tabernacle 2014 approximately
  • 2 x sheet winches
  • Recent new headsail and main sheets, plus number of recent new tufnol blocks in standing and running rigging
  • White mainsail (good condition)
  • White furling jib (good condition, recent new UV strip)
  • Blue sail cover


  • 3+1 berths in 1 cabin
  • 2 x single settee berths (converts to double or triple berth)
  • 1 x quarter berth
  • Berth cushions for all berths
  • Galley with gas stove (2 burners & grill) and sink (manual cold supply via Whale Flipper)
  • Pair of oak and mahogany boards which fit over sink and cooker to provide work surface
  • Separate heads compartment with Jabsco sea toilet (2017 approximately, no holding tank) and fold-down wash basin (manual cold supply via Whale pump)
  • Freshwater tank under aft deck
  • Cabin table
  • 12V cabin lights (all new in last 6 years)
  • Chrome opening portlights (Classic Marine) at front of cabin
  • Lifting cabin roof providing 1.83m (6ft) headroom at aft end
  • Webasto cabin heating system (not recently used/tested by vendor)


  • Boat Safety Scheme certificate (expires 2021)
  • Fire extinguisher (not guaranteed in date)
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Full length 2 piece overall cover (Jeckells, approximately 2010)
  • Quant pole (piece of Douglas Fir scarfed on end to replace rotten section together with recent new teak blade and bottom button)
  • High and low boom crutches
  • Navigation lights
  • Clock
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Various warps
  • Various fenders


The sails, sheets and jib furler, summer fore hatch, berth mattresses and infill board, and one cockpit cushion are all at present in storage at vendor’s home.


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