Heron is a traditional design gaff rigged sloop. With over 140 built and now a proven classic in their own right being beautifully constructed by Salterns Boat Builders to a design by Tony Robinson which took inspiration from the Brightlingsea fishing smacks with open layout, shoal draft and centreplate.
These are safe, easily handled boats with a fast turn of speed achieving some great results in Old Gaffers Association events.
The quality of build is apparent with Oregan pine spars, solid mahogany cockpit seats, rubbing bands and coamings with a cockpit sole of straight grained fir. Being true to the original concept but combining the best of modern and traditional craftsmanship and materials.
To the fore is the sliding hatch to the two full sized berths under the forward flush deck which provides the opportunity for overnighting and it comes with a canvas boom cover/cockpit tent
This one was purchased new by the current owner and has been maintained to a very high standard and comes with a road trailer.
If you would like to view this boat we can meet you from the Southampton to Cowes 'Red Jet' or Southampton to East Cowes ferry to save the expense of bringing a car across to the Island
East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6TA