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1965 Holman North Sea 24

£28,500 (Listed price: US$44,668)

Liverpool,United Kingdom

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Port side
Cockpit aft
Coachroof 2
Chart desk
Companionway steps
Port settee
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The North Sea 24 was always a popular Holman design, steady, reliable and capable of good passage times. One of several built by Holman's brother Jack in his Devon boatyard. A good quality traditional cruising 9 tonner.


Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Wood 
Beam 9 ftMax Draft 5 ft 6 in 
Length Overall 31 ftNumber of Engines 1 
For Sale by

Wooden Ships

2 Southford Road
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1803 833899

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Designed by Kim Holman, built by his brother Jack at his Upham’s Boatyard, Brixham, Devon in 1965.

A very successful design with excellent sea-keeping ability, a good passage-maker with a good turn of speed.

The North Sea 24 was a well received design, competitive with the Viking from Holman’s great contemporary, Alan Buchanan and is sometimes described as a big sister to the better-known Twister.


Planked in 1” mahogany, carvel laid, caulked and payed.

 Canadian Rock Elm steamed timbers, heavier section in way of the mast.

Heavy beam shelf with clamp below in way of the mast.

: All copper nails and roves.

     10mm marine ply, sheathed and painted. Laminated deck beams in way of the mast.

Stainless steel stemhead fitting with double chain rollers carries the fore stay.

Chromed mushroom vent behind the stem

Centre ally alloy cleat and teak bar cleats either side to take mooring warps.

Gas bottle locker on the aft deck.

Teak bar cleats either side.

Varnished teak toe rails.

Stainless steel pull-pit, push-pit and stanchions. The pull-pit incorporates crutches to take  twin spinnaker poles.

 Varnished teak coamings with windows in chromed bezels.

Sheathed ply deck on varnished deck beams

Varnished grab rails each side.

Entrance hatch in varnished teak in a garage

Fore hatch in varnished teak.

Chromed vents on varnished teak Dorade boxes.

2.5 tons iron ballast keel. 2 iron keel bolts drawn for inspection in 2003, found good and replaced.

Later X-ray examination.

    Oak floors with a few galvanised strap floors in the midships bilge.

Self draining. Varnished teak cock-pit well.

Deep teak coamings. Bridge deck. Seat lockers each side with scrubbed teak lids.

Mainsheet roller car on a track on the cock-pit after coaming, new 1999

Cubby-hole stowage  under the side decks.

Teak gratings.

Spray-hood with window on stainless steel hoops

Transom-hung rudder. Low level tiller through an aperture in the transom makes for a comfortable helming position.  More stowage under the aft deck.


Masthead bermudian sloop rig on oval section, alluminium mast stepped in a galvanised shoe on the coach-roof.

Single spreaders. Lazy inner fore stay.

Stainless steel rigging with Norseman terminals to internal stainless steel chain plates. Twin lowers, twin standing back-stays to the quarters. Fore stay with roller reefing gear.

Heavy section track on the forward face of the mast with twin spin pole cars.

Recent Selden alloy boom with Jiffy Reef system. Sheets to track on aft cock-pit coaming with tufnol blocks fitted with jammers.

Kicker on tackle, tufnol blocks with jammer.

Headsail sheets through cars on a toe rail track back to cock-pit sheet winches.



Pair of large, original Lewmar primary sheet winches with blue rubber self tail caps

Pair of modern small self-tail Barlow sheet winches.

Pair of Lewmar mast halyard winches with blue self tail rubber caps

Single self tail Barlow reefing winch under the goose neck.



Mainsail  216sq’  2003              

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