1930’s Whippet – Broads Cruiser Renovation By Chris

Broads Sail Cruiser Renovation By Chris

This is my 1930s Whippet Class ( Earnst & Young ) broads cruiser. It was originally used for sailing the Norfolks rivers and broads in the UK.   The beauty of this boat is it has the original mahogany upper section and rigging with a composite bottom finished to a high standard.

It's a shame the original ash hull was rotten but the previous owner used it to make a mould for a GRP hull , breathing a new lease of life into it.

She was bought it in 2005 and restored, you can see from the photos that the inner cabin was in a sorry state having been left outside for months. I restored the insides and now she's going up for sale with a trailer. Hopefully, she goes to a loving home!


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2 thoughts on “1930’s Whippet – Broads Cruiser Renovation By Chris”

  1. It was wonderful to see what you have achieved.Whippet started a lifetime of sailing for me,back in 1963.My pal and me were just 16 and had a fabulous adventure.Now in my 70s I sail a schooner up here in NW Scotland.

  2. I enjoyed a weeks holiday with a teenage mate in April 1959 on the Norfolk Broads on Whippet X1, hiring from Moore’s Boatyard in Wroxham. We had a British Seagull outboard strapped to the transom. It had an onboard toilet but we opted to use land-based facilities when moored up. It gave us a good weeks holiday and I continued to sail after building my own dinghy some 12 years later.

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