1961 Cheverton Caravel

Cheverton Caravel - Description

1961 Cheverton Caravel Mk II, built of strip-planked African mahogany and with 1989 Vetus 10hp inboard diesel engine. 'Wanda' is a charming classic vessel, with her unique sloping coachroof from a raised doghouse. She is a faithful family cruiser, offering an affordable way for a family to enjoy boat ownership and can be easily maintained with a bit of time and practical know-how. Wanda enjoys relaxed sailing and pottering, watching the sunsets with a glass of wine, but she's also game for longer trips, and has been sailed from Suffolk to Brighton, and then Brighton to the Solent in her current ownership. Engine regularly serviced, prop shaft and prop replaced in the last 4 years and plenty of other maintenance already carried out in 2022. Available to view by appointment at Birdham Pool Marina.

Hull and deck

  • Built using the strip plank edge-on-edge method. Kiln dried African mahogany was used with a maximum moisture content of 13%. The planks were glued and edge nailed through two and into the third with galvanised nails. Frames were laminated African mahogany, again glued with Resorcinol glue - the best available at the time. After fairing up the hulls were coated with Epoxy paint inside and out, to preserve the watertight integrity, before final painting (source: cheverton.org.uk)
  • Deck is hardwood sheaved with non-slip painted layer. 
  • Topsides, deck and roof painted Spring 2022
  • Cockpit benches stripped and revarnished spring 2022
  • Cabin roof sides stripped and revarnished spring 2022
  • Long keel
  • Tiller steering
  • Two anchors
  • Guardwires and stanchions
  • Front hatch
  • Four cockpit lockers
  • Four warps
  • Six fenders
  • Epoxied during a hull 'service' in August 2021
  • Antifouled June 2022

Engine and electrical

  • 1989 Vetus M2.05. 10hp diesel engine on shaft drive
  • 10L fuel tank
  • 1.0 l/hr fuel consumption
  • 3 bladed propeller, new 2018
  • New prof shaft 2021
  • Two batteries, new 2018
  • Engine charging system


  • Four berths in two cabins, forward and saloon
  • 1.78m max headroom
  • Lee cloths
  • Red cushions
  • Curtains
  • Wood flooring
  • Saloon table
  • Chart table
  • Galley with oven/grill and 2 burner hob
  • Manual marine toilet

Sails, spars and canvas

  • Mainsail with slab reefing - sail re-stitched 2019
  • Furling genoa
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Backstay
  • Main halyard and topping lift led aft
  • 3 winches
  • Sail cover
  • Cockpit and cabin roof  tent style cover, new 2015

Navigation equipment

  • Garmin GPS 65 plotter is installed but needs GPS signal and charts to function
  • Log/speed installed, but showing zero speed so wiring issue is suspected
  • Depth sounder
  • VHF radio
  • Radio/tape player
  • Compass
  • Nav lights


  • Radar reflector
  • Jackstays
  • Manual bilge pump

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.



Overall length: 7.5m
Hull beam: 2.44m
Max. displacement: 3051kg
Fuel capacity: 10 litres
Engine: 1 x Vetus M2.05
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