Elizabethan 31

This long-keeled David Thomas design from the late 1960s came in two

versions. The more popular was an unusual-looking, semi-fl ush decked

sloop with six berths in two cabins. A three-cabin ketch version was

launched later. Headroom in the sloop peaked at 6ft (1.8m), but the ketch

managed 6ft 5in (2m). She had high-volume tanks for extended cruising.

The sloop had a slightly larger sail area and was undoubtedly the better

performer. After the closure of Peter Webster’s yard in the mid-1970s,

the moulds passed through several hands so build quality is variable.


LOA 9.5m (31ft) LWL 7.4m (24ft 2in) Beam 2.8m (9ft 4in) Draught 1.4m (4ft 8in)

Displacement 5,339kg (11,700lb)