2001 GRP Broads One Design (BOD, Brown Boat) & Trailer

Norfolk Broads
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2001 GRP Broads One Design (BOD, Brown Boat) & Trailer

General Specification

Designer :
Linton Hope (1900)
Builder :
Kingsley Farrington
7.32m  (24ft 0in)
5.03m (16ft 6in)
Beam :
1.55m  (5ft 1in)
Draft min:
0.91m (3ft 0in)
Keel :


  • GRP construction
  • Original white gelcoat finish
  • Woodwork re-varnished 2021
  • Last afloat 2022
  • Annually maintained
  • Winter storage undercover

Mechanical & Electrical

  • No engine

Rigging & Sails

  • Gaff rig
  • Wooden mast & spars
  • Sail area : 24.3 sqm (262 sqft)
  • 2 x sets of Lonton & Gray sails
  • Storm jib
  • All sails in a serviceable condition


  • Single axle Kingsley Farrington road trailer
  • Cockpit cover
  • Sail cover
  • Sea anchor
  • Paddle
  • Various mooring warps
  • Various fenders
  • Electric pump & hand pumps


This Broads One Design (aka BOD or ‘Brown Boat’) is understood to be in good order throughout, she was regularly raced until last season and is now for sale owing to a change in family circumstances.
She comes complete with a road trailer and is all ready to sail/race immediately.

CLASS NOTES: Linton Hope, naval architect to the King of Belgium, designed the Broads One Design at the request of members of the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club in 1900 with the aim of creating a yacht that was both capable of sailing inshore off Lowestoft and also suited to sailing on the Broads, and the first class race is recorded as having been held on Whit Monday 1901 at Oulton Broad. 31 boats were built in wood over a period of 38 years, with more being to added to the class since 1987 constructed in GRP. The class now numbers 80 in total and remains very active today, with the design having proven itself to be both very safe and capable at sea, and very competitive when raced against other Broads classes.



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