Dolphin 31

This 1976 design from John Sharp, built by long-forgotten Carlisle &

Williams, is a roomy boat for her time, built with the charter market in

mind. In this she was only modestly successful, but a number were sold as

solid, fast cruising boats. She was well built and fi nished, and she proved

to be a powerful seaboat but not, perhaps, as fast as hoped. She has six

berths including a dinette, which converts to a double, and an interesting

twin quarterberth arrangement in two tiers. The galley is large for the times

and the forecabin is also well proportioned. They are not common on the

second-hand market, but worth seeking out as an economical all-rounder

for first-time buyers.


LOA 9.45m (31ft) LWL 8.10m (26ft 6in) Beam 3.15m (10ft 4in) Draught 1.5m (4ft 10in)

Displacement 4,042kg (8,892lb)