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R A Newman and Sons of Poole

Bermudian Ketch rigged motor sailer, designed by John Bain and built in 1962 by R A Newman & Sons, Poole, Dorset.  Designed by the famous marine architect and former director of Clyde based Silvers. John Bain has a good reputation for fine motor yachts and for the series of  ‘Miss Silver Class’ motor sailers.  


 is an enlarged and improved version of this class and offers roomy accommodation having a full width saloon coachroof allowing good standing headroom below and good foreward deck space for sail changing. Alison offers good sea-keeping qualities together with a capable sailing performance. Comfortable accommodation ideal for extended cruising or living aboard. Viewing highly recommended.

Engines & Electrical

  • Thorneycroft diesel 63hp engine on shaft drive
  • Three batteries
  • Mains battery charger
  • Shore power

Spars & Rigging

  • Rig - Ketch
  • Wooden spars
  • Stainless standard rigging
  • Stainless running rigging
  • Worm mainsail reefing


  • VHF radio
  • Compass
  • Nav lights
  • Echo sounder
  • Helm indicator


  • Anchor locker
  • Anchor
  • Anchor windlass
  • Pushpit/pulpit
  • Stanchions/guardwires
  • Davits
  • Cockpit lockers
  • Boarding ladder
  • Opening ports
  • Warps/fenders


  • 6 Berths in 2 cabins
  • 6ft Headroom
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Wood flooring
  • Curtains
  • Chart table
  • Saloon table
  • 1 Head compartment
  • Blakes toilet
  • Wash basin
  • Cooker
  • Grill/oven
  • Crockery/cutlery
  • Water system


  • Life jackets
  • First aid kit
  • Radar reflector
  • Gas detector
  • Bilge pumps
  • Fire blanket

Description continued

Built in 1962 for Harold Musker OBE MC, of Riverlea, Warsash and launched as Fiducia of Warsash. The second registered owner, William Cheal re-named the vessel Alison and in 1973 converted her to a sloop, keeping her on a mooring at Littlehampton.

In the present sixteen year ownership Alison has practically been re-built and is in excellent order through as evidenced in the July 2012 survey report.

Carvel mahogany planking on heavy sawn oak frames with two steam bent intermediate timbers, copper fastened.  The sawn frames have been refastened wirg 2.5 inch silicone bronze wood screws. Massive oak floors, with re-galvanised steel plate facings.  Substantial deck construction with sheathed marine-ply decks with stainless steel deck stanchions, pulpit and pushpit.  Varnished mahogany coach roof with bronze ports and teak fitted cockpit. Long external ballast keel with new keel bolts during the refit. Internal lead trimming ballast.

Epoxy sheathed marine grade plywood decks, varnished mahogany superstructure.

Masthead ketch rig with a varnished Sitka Spruce masts and booms, deck stepped with stainless-steel standing rigging.

Attractive, traditional accommodation in two separate cabins.


GPS, Compass, VHF, Shore power inlet

Inside Equipment


Outside Equipment


Other Equipment

Alison, Dinghy with outboard

Category:Sailing Boats
Manufacturer:R A Newman and Sons of Poole
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1962
Sales status:sold
LOA:10.36 m/34 ft
Length:10.36 m/34 ft
Width:3.38 m/11 ft
Draft:1.96 m/6 ft
No. of cabins:2
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