Barbican 33

This was a 1980s late flowering of a Maurice Griffiths design with echoes of his great Golden Hind 31. All the Griffiths trademarks are here-the swing keel for shoal draught, full sections and broad bow tapering to a fine stern. She was given a bigger rig than originally designed and this made her rather tender. Her seakeeping was good and she performed well in context. Unusually she came with a wheel as standard. The accommodation is traditional and generally well put together with five berths in two cabins.

LOA 32ft 8in (9.95m), LWL 26ft 11in (8.33m), beam 9ft 7in (2.93m), draught 6ft 4in/4ft (1.93m/1.22m), displacement 12,619 lb (5,723kg). Price guide: £28,000 to £37,500.