1948 Custom Wallasea Bay Ocean Class

Custom Wallasea Bay Ocean Class - Description

1948 Wallasea Bay 35' Ketch. PRICE REDUCED FOR SALE THIS SEASON - offers invited. Originally built as a sloop, 'Ocean Dundas' was converted to a ketch in the 1960's. A really charming boat, Ocean Dundas was one of a number of vessels built at the Wallasea Bay Yacht Station in the post war years. A super pretty boat with her canoe stern and sloping coachroof, 'Ocean Dundas' has been used for local Solent sailing since the current owners purchased the boat from the Essex coast in 2016. Maintained as necessary by Tim Gilmore, wooden boat specialist, during her time at Birdham Pool Marina, including being lifted and receiving maintenance this spring 2024. This boat is in a smart and tidy condition, ready for new owners. Available to view by appointment at Birdham Pool Marina.

Engine and electrical

  • Yanmar 3GM 30 diesel engine on shaft drive
  • 2 Steel fuel tanks
  • 3 Bladed propeller
  • 2 Batteries
  • Shore power
  • Alternator charging

Hull and Deck

  • Carvel construction, larch on oak
  • Long iron ballast keel
  • White painted hull
  • Tiller steering
  • Sheathed decking
  • Bruce 10kg anchor
  • Guardwires and stanchions
  • Swim ladder
  • 2 x boat hooks
  • Opening ports
  • 1 Opening hatch
  • 2 Cockpit lockers
  • 4 Warps
  • 5 Fenders
  • Antifouled April 2024
  • Automatic and manual bilge pumps
  • Canvas winter cover/tent


  • 5 berths in two cabins (forward and saloon)
  • V berth forward and convertible double in saloon, with quarter berth aft on the starboard side
  • Blue upholstery
  • Taylors parafin heater
  • Saloon table
  • Chart table
  • Hanging locker
  • Galley with sink, oven/grill/2 burner hob and storage
  • Manual marine toilet

Sails and spars

  • Koster main sail with slab reefing
  • Koster headsail with Facnor roller reefing
  • Mizzen sail
  • Standing rigging believed to have been replaced in 2015
  • Most parts of the running rigging have been replaced in current ownership
  • 2 winches
  • Sail covers for main and mizzen

Navigation Equipment

  • NASA Target 2 depth sounder
  • Furuno 1263 Radar
  • Clipper Navtex
  • Standard Horizon GPS Chart CP180
  • Clock
  • Barometer
  • Nav lights

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: 10.66m
Hull beam: 2.74m
Max. displacement: 0kg
Fuel capacity: 0 litres
Engine: 1 x Yanmar 3GM30
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