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Arthur Robb 35 ft Yawl 1963



Arthur Robb 35 ft Yawl 1963

Designer Arthur Robb
Builder Cheoy Lee Shipyard Hong Kong
Date 1963
Length overall 35 ft 5 in / 10.8 m
Length deck 35 ft 5 in / 10.8 m
Length waterline 24 ft 0 in / 7.32 m
Beam 10 ft 0 in / 3.05 m
Draft 4 ft 7 in / 1.4 m
Displacement 8.6 Tonnes
Construction Teak planking on steam bent ipol frames
Engine Bukh 3 cyl 36 HP Diesel 1985
Location United Kingdom
Price GBP 55,000

These details are provisional and may be amended



Arthur Robb designs are notable for their balanced hull forms; full forward graduating to lean aft. Many of his designs were built by the Cheoy Lee shipyard and NIN-DAR-ANNA fits the mould to a T. She was strongly built of first class materials, teak hull and decks for durability and with Sitka Spruce spars. With her fittings intact she remains original and strongly true to those origins more than half a century on. In a total of four ownerships - and only one since 1984, she has been well looked after and, in return has given enormous pleasure. She is now ready for a new custodian.


Owners comments

NIN-DAR-ANNA is that rare classic entity; little changed since first launched which adds the spice of true authenticity to the pleasure of sailing her. Her original and well cared for condition complement her sailing capabilities. An unexpected Force 11 in the North Sea during a return from a classic boat festival in Norway revealed the quality of her design and build in that that she could take it in her stride, which generated great confidence in her owner and crew. In light airs her drifter and mizzen staysail are great fun. As a yawl she is easy to handle for two - even solo, irrespective of wind force. Long keeled and traditional hull shape, she has surprised many with the spaciousness she shows below decks. Robb knew his stuff.



From Hong Kong NIN-DAR-ANNA travelled to the USA. Her first American owner from Long Island, New York had named her KALLIPYGOS, Greek for beautiful bottom after the famous statue Venus Kallipygos. Her second owner, Victor Bereza of Nob Hill Rochester New York raced her (see her Cruising Club of America certificate). Her third owner, American surgeon, Dr Theodore I Jones re-named her ARIES and subsequently sailed her across the Atlantic to settle in the UK. Her British, fourth owner bought her on the Isle of Mull. Wanting to put her on the British Ships Pt I Register, he found her previous names all taken. Further research took him back to the ancient Babylonian for Venus: Nin-Dar-Anna; literally Mistress of the Heavens. This boat has cruised extensively, including: - East Coast USA
- The Great Lakes
- Atlantic crossing
- West coast of Scotland
- Ireland
- The British Isles
- North and West coasts of France
- Netherlands
- Norway



- 7/8th inch teak hull planking on steam bent ipol frames – stripped and repainted 2015
- ¾ inch teak laid deck
- Teak superstructure stripped and repainted 2015
- Teak interior joinery with hand carved knees and brass straps


Accommodation and domestic equipment

- 6 x Berths; one of which is a single extendingto make a double
- 6 ft 6 inch headroom
- White painted deckhead with contrasting varnished joinery beams, bulkheads and cabin sole
- Large windows in trunk cabin sides and skylight over afford ample light
- 12 V lighting by original lamps in saloon, galley and fore cabin
- 4 x Brass berth reading lights
- 3 x Paraffin lamps

- Sliding hatch and drop board aperture in trunk cabin
- Companionway steps down over engine housing

Galley to port
- Stainless steel sink with brass hand water pump in worktop aft
- Plate racks above aft
- Taylor 2 burner gimballed paraffin cooker to port
- Stowage lockers above outboard and under

- Single long settee berth to port
- Locker and shelf stowage above and outboard
- Single long settee berth stbd extends to double
- Locker and shelf stowage above and outboard
- Demountable drop leaf dining table forward
- Little Cod cast iron cabin heating stove pref using peat briquettes
- Opening to corridor fwd

Head compartment to port
- Wilcox-Crittenden Imperial 51 manual Sea WC
- China hand basin with extending brass tap and foot operated water pump
- Opening port light and mirrored medicine cabinet
- Locker stowage outboard
- Hanging lockers opposite to stbd

Fore cabin
- 2 x Single berths in Vee arrangement
- Drawer and cubby lockers under
- Bookshelf over stbd berth
- Chain locker fwd
- Hatchway in deck head to fore end of trunk cabin

Coming aft through saloon to
- Chart table / Nav station aft by companion steps
- Pilot seat
- Stowage under


Rig, spars sails and canvas

Yawl rig
- Sitka spruce main and mizzen masts and booms
- Fittings overhauled or replaced 2015
- Pine spinnaker pole
- Stainless steel standing rigging with bronze rigging screws new 2015
- Natural fibre buff coloured running rigging new 2015
- Hood Seafurl roller foresail reefing
- Roller main sail reefing and fittings for slab reefing included
- 2 x Barient bronze halyard winches on main mast

- Main sail Hood 235 sq ft 1991 good condition (GC)
- Mizzen Hood 61 sq ft 1991 GC
- Furling Genoa Hood 1991 GC
- Drifter Fairclough 1963 GC
- Mizzen stay sail Fairclough 1963 GC
- Spinnaker Fairclough 1963 average C
- Storm jib Ulmer 1973 GC
- Trisail Ulmer 1973 GC
- 2 x Older main sails
- Nos 1, 2 and 3 hanked on genoas and working jib; all hanked-on
- 2 x Black Vinyl sail covers
- Full winter cover in 3 interlaced sections with 6 ventilators


Deck layout, equipment and ground tackle

From aft
- Bronze ensign staff socket, fairleads and cleats
- Chromed bronze pushpit
- Chromed bronze vent
- High cockpit coamings with wooden cleats outboard
- Mizzen mast set in aft cockit seat
- Bronze helm wheel in lacquered pedestal with brass compass binnacle
- Engine controls stbd
- Seating fore and aft over lockers each side to narrow bridge deck
- 2 x Barient bronze ST sheet winches on pedestals outboard fwd
- Raised trunk cabin/ pilot house with sliding hatch
- Varnished teak handrails running fore and aft each side
- Reduced height mid section coach roof also with hand rails each side
- 2 x Dorade vents; one each side
- Teak skylight hatch
- Chimney for cabin heater
- 2 x Dorade vents; one each side of main mast with bronze case navigation lights
- Teak forward skylight and access hatch
- Chocks for spinnaker pole
- Bronze mushroomvent, anchor chain hause, mooring cleat and fairleads
- Chromed bronze stemhead fittings
- Chromed bronze stanchions
- 2 x 35 lb fisherman anchors
- Danforth T3000 Deepset hi tensile 17 lb provides 3,000 lbs holding
- 10 m chain and 43 m warp main rode
- 5 m chain and 54 m warp kedge


Mechanical electrical and tankage

- Bukh 3 cyl 36 HP Diesel 1985 c 1,631 hrs fully overhauled c 2007, minor overhaul 2012
- Bukh 2000 gearbox
- 3 blade propeller – and original 2 bladed spare available
- Cruising speed under engine c 6 knots
- Fuel consumption c 0.4 gallons per hour
- Rev counter and gauges for temperature and oil pressure- audible alarm
- 1 x 12 V Engine start battery
- 2 x 12 V Domestic batteries
- 240 V shorepower
- 30 Gallon stainless steel fuel tank
- 2 x Tinned copper tanks containing total 80 gallons / 364 litres fresh water under saloon berths


Navigation, communications and electronics

- Danforth steering compass in binnacle
- Autohelm personal fluxgate compass
- Enbeeco monocular compass
- Autohelm ST50 depth sounder
- Walker knotmaster trailing log
- Sailor 144C fixed VHF
-Navico M1 hand held VHF
- Roberts RC9907 3 band radio / cassette recorder for shipping forecast
- Brass cased clock and barometer in saloon



- 6 x Life jackets
- Horse shoe life buoy with light and Danbuoy
- 2 x Fire extinguishers
- Fire blanket
- Tri-buckle recovery triangle
- Jonbuoy Mk 3 Recovery raft
- Bell System throwing line
- Traditional throwing line


Miscellaneous and spares

- Avon Redcrest inflatable dinghy with Mariner 2.5 HP outboard on stainless mounting bracket
- Pair of oars
- Wood / rope boarding ladder
- Stainless steel spray hood frame
- 4 x Large fenders
- 2 x Small fenders
- 4 x traditional rope fenders
- Large selection of warps, springs and shore lines
- At anchor and motor sailing indicator shapes
- Set of quality International Code flags
- Selection of European courtesy flags
- Spare winch fittings and overhaul kit
- Spare Wilcox-Crittenden WC complete + additional spare bowl
- WC overhaul kit
- Spares for cooker and overhaul kit


These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineers inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely.


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