The Britsol Channel Cutter is a Lyle Hess design that is described as a masterpiece and was written up in 1981 by Ferenc Mate in The World’s Best Boats.
With a thoughtful sail plan, low deadrise, solid construction and generous woodwork she is an absolute delight to sail and look at.
On the topic of solid construction, the Channel Cutter has a solid hand laid glass hull with reports of being over an inch thick in some places. Paired with a marine grade plywood deck, heavier than balsa but not prone to soaking up water if it is penetrated. Cymba has been recently brought back to glory having a new awlgripped hull and wood being totally refinished.
The new Garmin chart plotter and radar will help you navigate around the world. And when in doubt rely on your trusty new Ritchie compass. In addition to visual and navigational upgrades Cymba has a newer motor, painted mast and standing rigging. Sail inventory includes:
- yankee (quantum sails, 1 year)
- main (like new)
- genoa (like new)
- stay sail (good condition, newer, but not new)
- storm trisail with seperate track (original, seemingly unused)
- storm jib (orogional, seemingly unused)