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Heronwing, Purbrook Heron, Centreboard Sloop Lying  Suffolk

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Heronwing is a sloop rigged Purbrook Heron built by Purbrook Yachts (now Rossiter Yachts Ltd) in 1960.  Construction is Mahogany on Oak, copper fastened, with splined seams. 

Coachroof and cockpit are Mahogany.  She has a Cast Iron keel and the keel bolts were checked in 2003. Her Iron centreplate was restored in 2005.

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  22ft 3ins 6.78m
Length on Deck  21ft  6.4m
Waterline Length  19ft 5.79m
Beam  8ft 2ins 2.48m
Draft - Plate up 3ft 0.91m
Draft - Plate down 5ft 4ins 1.62m
Sail Area 264 sq ft 24.5sqm
Displacement  6,944lbs 3,1501kg
Ballast 2016lbs 915kg

Rig, Sails and Spars

Fractional sloop rig
Keel stepped Aluminium alloy mast by Proctor
Varnished timber boom
Stainless steel standing rigging
Tan mainsail with slab reefing (almost unused)
Tan Genoa (good condition)
Tan working jib (good condition)

Deck Equipment

25lb Plough Bower anchor with chain
17lb Danforth style Kedge anchor
Boom tent
Cockpit canopy, old but serviceable.
Boat hook
Ensign / staff
Anchor ball
Cockpit cushions

Sestrel steering compass

General Equipment

Flavel Gas stove with two burners and grill

Gas bottle in cockpit 
Pots, pans and cutlery included


Hand bearing compass
Oil lamp (attaches to mast)


Twin-cylinder 8.5hp Lister Blackstone air cooled diesel 
Stainless steel shaft to 2-bladed Bronze propeller


Water -
Diesel -
Holding -

Electrics / Electronics


12Volt Battery (charged by engine alternator
Switch panel

Nasa Target depth sounder

Safety Gear


Manual bilge pump

Shore Gear

She comes complete with an Avon Dinghy

Suzuki 2.5hp outboard.

Winter cover with strongback


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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996
or email to:
In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and, where appropriate, to have the vessel fully surveyed and inspected, sea trialled and opened up.  All Content is copyright - all rights reserved.