Natural Selection is a unique ocean-going gaff-rigged yacht based on a 1930s design by Laurent Giles and built to the highest standards at the International Boat Building College, Lowestoft.
Her hull is iroko on oak frames with a solid mahogany deck, bronze fittings, mahogany interior.
She has two full-length berths and standing headroom. Comfortably fitted with a paraffin Taylor stove and Ebersbacher diesel heater.
Her 14hp engine is in excellent condition and well-maintained.
In 2014, her previous owner spent £27 000 refurbishing her professionally to a high standard, using bronze fittings and master-crafted woodwork.
She is ideal for single-handed sailing, with automated steering by the tiller.
Due to failing health, I am reluctantly offering Natural Selection for sale.
She will be available until 30th March 2020, after which I will renew her mooring on the River Frome, Wareham, Dorset and continue sailing for another season.
I shall maintain her until I can find a suitable buyer (see 2020 planned maintenance schedule).
She is in good condition and is being sailed regularly.
I invite anyone interested to spend a few days sailing with me.
After the sale, I will continue to offer advice and help out where I can, if desired.
I have included a selection of photos, videos and documents on the website: