The large London Stores of the 1920's and 30's sold a great many of the Pond yachts of that era.
This yacht would have been sold by one of them probably in the early 1930's.
The hull was carved from solid, hollowed with a separate hardwood deck. The hull has a wonderful "wineglass" shape with a long keel and lead ballast. The hull has been painted in black and salmon a colour scheme made famous by Suggs amongst others. There is some paint loss on the bottom of the ballast otherwise it is in really good order.
The deck has a lovely colour, is original, with plank lines drawn on it.
Although it appears that this yacht has been restored it is unlikely to have been recently.
Although not new, apart from one stain on the inner staysail, the sails are in very good condition indeed. The spars may have been replaced but all the fittings are original. Some of these, including the end of bowsprit fitting and those on the mainmast, are of exceptional 1930's quality. The braine steering is also brass and of the same era.
The hooks and bowsies are also original but the rigging has been renewed.
Please have a good look at the photos as this very pretty yacht is in lovely condition.
The stand is not original but is included in the sale if required.
Restored 1930's Gaff Rigged Pond Yacht -Sold
Length: 46cm (18") plus bowsprit 57cms overall Beam: 11.5cm (4.5") Overall height: 61cm (24")