The ‘Liz 29’ was Peter Webster’s
ﬁ rst production boat and one
of the ﬁ rst-ever yachts designed
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)