Elizabethan 29

The ‘Liz 29’ was Peter Webster’s

fi rst production boat and one

of the fi rst-ever yachts designed

for large-scale-production

in GRP. She was drawn by C R

(‘Kim’) Holman in 1960. Based

on the clinker-built StelIa class,

she was a stiff, fast cruiser-

racer, equally happy being

driven hard or pottering with

the family. Her long-keeled,

narrow-beamed but elegant

hull is quite cramped but

headroom under the doghouse

is 5ft 10in. She has four berths,

a separate heads compartment

and basic cooking and

navigating areas. The original fuel tank was tiny and fed a petrol engine, but

on most yachts the whole system will probably have been replaced long ago.

Many Liz 29s have been modifi ed over the years, so they should be checked

over carefully, particularly at the mast step, hull-deck joint and chainplates.

She is generally strongly built, though, and represents good value for money.

Holman also designed a 35ft sister ship, which sold in small numbers.

LOA 8.8m (29ft) LWL 6.1m (20ft) Beam 2.3m (7ft 6in) Draught 1.3m (4ft 2in)

Displacement 3,305kg (7,280lb)