You will always be assured of attracting attention in this unusual 24ft ketch, with its galleon-style poop and clipper bow. The main living quarters are in the aftercabin, which has a separate toilet compartment, cooker, sink and two settee/berths. Forward of the deep, but exposed, centre cockpit is a twin-bunk forecabin. She was very plainly fitted out and many of the fittings were lightweight, but she was popular in her day, not least for the large after sundeck. The ketch rig is small and easily managed, but performance is not sparkling and handling is as idiosyncratic as her looks. A more conventional centre-cockpit version called the Buckler Bowie, with the main cabin forward and a Bermudian rig, sailed better.

LOA 7.21m (23ft 8in), LWL 5.23m (17ft 2in), beam 2.43m (8ft), draught 0.76m or 1.07m
(2ft 6in or 3ft 6in), displacement 1,796kg (3,960lb). Price guide: £3,000 to £6,000.