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.‘Alison'
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
Spars & Rigging
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
Alison, Dinghy with outboard
|Manufacturer:||R A Newman and Sons of Poole|
|Mooring Country:||United Kingdom|
|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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