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Bruce Clark 52 ft Cutter 1974 - Sold



Bruce Clark 52 ft Cutter 1974

Designer Bruce Clark
Builder Salthouse New Zealand
Date 1974
Length overall 51 ft 2 in / 15.6 m
Length deck 51 ft 2 in / 15.6 m
Length waterline 41 ft 0 in / 12.5 m
Beam 12 ft 6 in / 3.81 m
Draft 7 ft 10 in / 2.4 m
Displacement 22 Tonnes
Construction Carvel kauri planking on laminated kauri frames
Engine Beta Marine 62HP Diesel
Location France
Price Sold

These details are provisional and may be amended



CARILLION is a classic long keel design by Bruce Clark - she was built of kauri pine to very high standards by John Salthouse for his personal ownership at his own yard in Auckland and the yacht has proved to be a strong, very sea kindly vessel easily handled by 2 persons. Comprehensively equipped and fitted out in some considerable style below to afford both ambience and comfort – she is more than just a cruising boat and is set up for proper voyaging - her current owners sailed her back to Europe from New Zealand and she seems more than ready to go again!



VAT is unpaid on this vessel


Historical notes

Rod Adams and Mary Hickman purchased CARILLION in New Zealand and during her major refit some of the artisans who had constructed her visited and were pleased to see her fairing well. Subsequently her owners sailed her via the Red Sea and Mediterranean back to the Channel Islands. More recently in 2013 she was awarded the Cruising in a Classic prize at the Dartmouth Channel Regatta.



- Carvel kauri full length planking on laminated kauri frames
- Covered with Dyna shield at original construction
- Laminated kauri frames and floors, beam shelves and stringers
- Bronze straps under engine
- Timber mast step
- Lead keel with Monel keel bolts
- Teak deck planking on ply subdeck newly laid in 2007
- Copper and bronze fastened
- All teak upper works


Accommodation and domestic equipment

Accommodation for 8 berths; the arrangement from aft
- Cockpit with lockers to port and starboard - plenty of storage
- Access to steering quadrant by hinged hatch in cockpit sole
- Companionway protected by spray hood steps down
- L shaped galley to port
- Gimballed 3 burner hob, grill and oven to port outboard
- Lockers and drawers for utensils and cutlery
- Sink on centre line
- Oilskin locker to starboard
- Chart table / navigation area to starboard
- Open plan saloon settees outboard port and starboard with stowage above and behind
- Fixed teak table to port of centre line with settees aft and forward
- Opening hatch above
- Bulkhead between saloon and middle cabin
- Double berth to port with stowage under and wooden doors folded back
- To starboard a lower berth with lee cloth, above top bunk with leeboard.
- Teak skylight above
- Head compartment
- Wash basin to port with teak drawers under and mirrored lockers above
- Built in teak drawers with large hanging locker behind mirrored doors starboard
- Shower space and Jabsco WC
- Holding tank collects shower and basin grey water
- Forward bulkhead with folding doors to the fore cabin
- 2 lower fixed berths with half leeboards and lee cloths
- Folding wooden berths above each side
- Access via a teak sliding fore hatch
- Forepeak.
- Collision bulkhead with access to chain locker


Rig spars and sails

- Aluminium keel stepped mast
- Aluminium boom with Leisure Furl boom roller
- Tapered aluminium spinnaker pole
- Stainless steel 1 x 19 wire standing rigging new June 2014
- Rope running rigging through mast turning blocks
- Running back stays, topping lift, kicking strap and boom preventers
- Profurl furling gear on fore stay
- Furlex gear on inner forestay for staysail
- Lewmar ST main halyard winch
- Lewmar ST genoa halyard winch
- Lewmar ST staysail halyard winch
- Lewmar ST on forward edge of mast
- Through mast in boom furling gear for leisure furl

- Genoa 2000
- Staysail 2004
- Mainsail (leisure furl with 6 full length battens) 2000
- Trysail
- Storm jib
- Light weight drifter, fits genoa track
- Yankee and staysail
- Sail cover for mainsail


Deck equipment and ground tackle

- Lewmar ST winch on aft deck for headsail outhauls
- 2 primary cockpit winches
- 2 secondary cockpit winches
- Main sail winch
- Cleats and stoppers
- 2 companion way boards with louvred doors above
- Stainless binnacle, with engine Morse gear and compass
- Stainless steering wheel
- Outboard bracket
- Furuno radar on post to starboard
- Sea breeze wind generator on post to port
- 2 Siemens solar panels on fixed guardrails in way of cockpit
- Fixed canvas bimini on strong stainless fittings
- Winch handles
- Gas locker to port
- 60 lb CQR main anchor calibrated 60 metre chain, further 20 meters in bilge
- Large 75 lb storm anchor
- Kedge anchor with chain and warp
- 12 V Maxwell anchor winch accepting rope and chain
- Stainless boarding ladder
- 12 ft Swift rib inflatable
- 15 HP Johnson outboard
- Pneumatic fenders
- Mooring lines


Mechanical, electrical and tankage

- Beta Marine 62 HP engine fitted 2005 under saloon sole 1,500 hours July 2014
- Hurth Gearbox 2:1 reduction
- Cruising speed c 6.5 knots at 1800 RPM max speed 8 knots
- Fixed 3 bladed propellor new 2006
- Propellor shaft new 2000
- PSS stern gland
- Halyard marine mixer and new wet exhaust fitted 2005
- 4 x Domestic batteries 420 A H new 2015 under saloon settee
- Separate engine starter battery
- 12 V Search light
- Wind generator brake and solar panel controller
- Battery charger new 2013
- 12V to 230 V Inverter in saloon
- Fuel tank approx 360 litres under cockpit sole
- Fresh water tanks under the settees


Navigation communications and electronics

- Neco autopilot
- Navman GPS
- Furuno radar
- Raytheon wind instrument new 2014
- Raytheon echo sounder and log
- Clock and barometer
- VHF radio
- Icom SSB radio transmitter / receiver open channels in saloon, controller in lazarette



- 6 Person RFD Life raft serviced June 2014
- 2 Whale manual bilge pumps; one in cockpit one in oilskin locker
- 2 submersible electric pumps with float switches and high alarms
- 2 life jackets
- 2 safety harness
- 1 horseshoe life buoy with man overboard flag
- 6 fire extinguishers serviced or replaced 2012
- Emergency tiller


Refit and maintenance

CARILLION has benefitted from regular ongoing maintenance by her owners and professional refits performed under their close supervision, for which detailed records are available since they acquired the vessel in 1999.

In general
- Engine serviced and regular oil and filter changes completed
- Sails and running rigging removed each winter
- All varnish and paint work maintained to a high standard

- Liferaft serviced
- New battery charger
- New sail cover
- Mast lifted and checked by riggers June 2014 and all standing rigging renewed
- New Raytheon wind mast head fitting
- New Aquasignal combined tricolour and anchor light fitted June 2014

2015- 16
- Shaft withdrawn and checked – all good
- Cutlass bearing, PSS shaft seal and shaft lock renewed
- Hull anti fouled
- Sea cocks checked and anti fouled
- New domestic batteries fitted


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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