Will Higgs

Imperial Dorset

+44 (0) 7904 613925

Traditional - Souwester 18

7,950 GBP
18.5 feet
Tax Status

A Sou'wester 18 built by Barry Chisam, Bluebelle is Gaff rigged sloop, built 1988, she is a rare example of a version of this attractive and seaworthy craft built in this open style. A really beautiful little boat, with lots of character and attention to detail.  In concept she is fast and traditionally appealing with classic lines but also benefiting from the low maintenance associated with modern construction.  She is an excellent dayboat capable of coastal passages while her shoal draft makes her an easy choice for those wanting to explore estuaries and rivers, an adventurous owner could even camp onboard as there is ample stowage and plenty of room for a roll bed on the cockpit floor



  • Battened Mainsail
  • Log Speedometer
  • Depthsounder
  • Furling Genoa
  • Cockpit Cover


Title Traditional : 7157546
Boat Name
Location Plymouth
Yacht Type Sail
Boat Length Measure Nominal 18.5 feet
Length Measure Overall 18.5
Beam Measure 7 feet
Dry Weight Measure
Water Tank Capacity Measure
Hull Material Fiberglass
Maximum Speed
Fuel Type
Total Engine Power Quantity
Number of Berths
Number of Cabins
Maximum Passengers

Additional Information

Construction: GRP

Blue hull

White rubbing strake with Iroko varnished trim and bronze fittings

Winch operated centre plate

LOA: 22ft 6in, LWL: 18ft 6in, Beam: 7FT, Draft: 2ft/4ft. Displacement: 2800lbs.Sails: 256sqft, Main: 136sqft

Foresail on Sailspar Roller Reefing: White with UV strip, Top-sail: White with blue strip.

Boom Tent and Winter Cover

Engine: 5hp outboard

Centreplate is galvanised steel, operated by a small winch, she's rigged as a gaff sloop with sails  in very good condition including roller furling genoa ,slab reefing main with a large topsail.  She sails without excessive heeling or weather helm, is well balanced, performs well in light airs. There is a depth sounder and speed log, anchor and chain. A very safe family boat, can seat about six comfortably, takes the ground upright, will turn heads wherever she goes. £7950



Will Higgs

Imperial Dorset

+44 (0) 7904 613925

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