The post war recovery saw the growth of off-shore yacht racing with the formation of the Admiral’s Cup race in 1957 and the 1960 OSTAR while the Fastnet Race first run in 1925 was already a popular and testing long distance race.
Cockade was built for J Dudley Boswell to take part in the Fastnet Race which she did in 1963 -though  recorded as not finishing – and again in 1965. After 20 years ownership, he sold her to an American owner and she was registered in Gibraltar in order to keep the Red Ensign, cruised European waters and the Mediterranean before being sold to an English couple who lived aboard in Spain. Subsequently sold by Wooden Ships to a couple from Cumbria she returned to UK before being  sold again by Wooden Ships in 1996 to a Dorset owner and underwent a major refit at Dorset Lake Boatyard. Robert Clark was one of the great designers of the 1960’s and Cockade is typical of his work.
The 1996 refit gave her a new lease of life and she remains in excellent condition and ready to be recommissioned. The bottom is planked in teak, the topsides planked in mahogany, all copper fastened to heavy section, close-spaced steam bent Canadian rock elm timbers. The topsides are exceptionally fair with a hard, high gloss white finish, hardly a seam or plank showing. A metal plate round the stem at the water-line protects the stem from the ubiquitous floating debris which can cause damage at sea. Galvanised strap floors with some heavier galvanised steel gusset floors, seen in remarkably good condition where visible.
Solid teak deck, caulked and payed with butyl rubber compound, yacht laid between varnished teak cover-boards and joggled to the king plank.           In present ownership, the deck has been coated with Coelan, a flexible,clear surface designed to accommodate the movement of the timber in  hot climates and thus eliminate  any potential deck leaks in the Med sun. 5” upstand toe rail and capping all round, varnished inside and out with a varnished rubbing strake outside over a yellow cove line emphasising her fine sheer.
6” step up aft to a dog-house which gives good protection to the cock-pit augmented by a fold-down spray-hood. At the forward end of the coach-roof, a fore hatch over the separate focsle and a forward hatch over the owner’s cabin, both laid with scrubbed teak and varnished margins on bronze hinges. Stainless steel stanchion posts with twin guard wires and gates each side, stainless steel push-pit fitted with teak slats seat, stainless steel pulpit with crutches to take twin poles.
Recent substantial, highly polished stainless steel stemhead fitting with twin chain rollers also forms the fore stay lower anchor point.
Bronze deck fittings including fair leads over the rails, traditional period teak bar on bronze pedestals cleats and bronze mushroom vents. Seat lockers each side with slatted, scrubbed teak surfaces avoid the crew sitting in puddles. Step at seat level to the slightly stbd off-set entrance hatch, sliding top and tapered wash-boards. Varnished spruce boom, shaped with internal sail foot track and original Simpson Lawrence bronze roller furling gear either end.                                                                      Boom split and reglued in 1996 refit. Mast                                        Pair of Gibb top-action 2-speed halyard winches. Centre-line installation under a box step at the entrance hatch with  conventional shaft drive to centre-line 3-blade bronze prop. The sensibly-designed Nanni diesel is based on the Japanese  Kubota engine with all service components at the forward end of the engine, easily reached from the cabin with the engine box removed. Tanks                                       30 galls diesel in a stainless steel tank under the cock-pit sole.
Interestingly, the accommodation reflects sailing of an earlier period with a separate cabin forward for the paid hand, an owner’s cabin and a saloon cabin with the galley and chart desk aft by the entrance. Varnished teak sole boards, varnished ,mahogany joinery, standing  head-room under the hatch, open to the chain locker forward. The first owner, Dudley Boswell reputedly took his gardener along  as crew in this focsle cabin, used in present ownership for stowage only. The gas water boiler has been little used in present ownership and must be checked before use. Varnished slats to the ship’s sides, white painted deckhead with varnished deck beams, varnished coamings and cabin sole.
Head compartment to port with new Jabsco sea toilet, lockers under the side deck behind and a stainless steel hand basin in a surface along the after bulkhead with locker below. Galley in the after port corner, redesigned with a deep stainless steel sink in the after corner, a gimballed stainless steel 4-burner and oven gas cooker and drawers against the fwd bulkhead.  Lockers under the side deck above and more lockers below. Engine under a step box between can be removed completely to give good all round access to the engine. All original varnished mahogany joinery in nice condition, varnished teak cabin sole boards, vinyl covered bunk cushions with matching back cushions, white painted deckheads with varnished deck beams and coamings. A long polished mahogany saloon table is fitted off the fwd bulkhead and stows above the Pullman berth when not is use. Subject to an extensive programme of maintenance during the last 25 years she has had considerable sums spent maintaining her in very much original trim. Just about to be launched and commissioned for the 2016 season viewing is highly recommended for anybody looking for a classic yacht.
Deck is constructed with oak deck beams, traditional laid teak deck, coachroof and coamings. The original build drawings and scantlings are held by the current owner and would be part of the paper work exchanged at the time of sale.


With the traditional solid teak laid decks still in place, gloss varnished margin boards and white painted coach roof with a generous assortment of the original bronze fittings all still in place Tryad feels every bit the gentleman’s traditional yacht when standing at the tiller. The toerail,margin boards and king plank all finished in rich gloss varnish converge at the twin bow roller stainless steel stemhead fitting.
The cockpit is well protected with deep coamings keeping the worst of the weather and spray off the crew on passage. The long, elegant arching tiller extends well forward into the cockpit while the mainsheet runs on a horse mounted on the deck immediately aft of the cockpit. The forepeak provides two single berths in the traditional V-berth layout and generous headroom in the central area aft. Immediately aft of the forepeak the heads compartment is located to port and benefits from having been updated recently with the installation of a Jabsco type marine toilet.
Occupying the main body of the below decks space the saloon is laid out in a traditional fashion with the keel stepped mast located centrally at the forward end. To starboard the Taylor’s paraffin heater is mounted on the bulkhead and protected by a small storage unit below and full height timber pole. The faucets for the galley sink and its drain operate using the original bronze hand pumps adding to the classic appeal of the boat. Opposite the galley to starboard is the nav station with fold down chart table and ships switch panel.
With the table folded up the quarter berth is accessible providing a generously proportioned single berth. In way of the companionway a small seat is also provided to starboard with a similar seat folding down to port over the galley sink when required; allowing crew to shelter when making passage in poor weather conditions.
The cock-pit is a good size with a stout wooden arch across separating the helm from the crew and carrying 2 small bronze winches originally used for the back-stays. The slatted cock-pit seats drain so the crew does not sit in a pool of water and the cock-pit gives the feeling of sitting in the boat, not perched on top of it. The coach-roof gives the crew some protection, movement along the side decks is easy with ample space and the new slab reefed boom and telescopic kicker have proved simple to operate making her a yacht that will sail herself when required. Wash-boards to the cabin entrance with sliding hatch in a garage, all in varnished mahogany.
Bronze and teak bar mooring cleat on the aft deck with a bronze mush-room vent to the lazarette and bronze fairleads on the rail. Fractional bermudan sloop on a Sparcraft Blue Water alloy mast stepped through the coach-roof onto the keel. This mast was fitted new in previous ownership in 1991 with new rigging and sails and an alloy slab reefing boom with telescopic kicker. Vertical grab post in the middle of the saloon supports a double flap varnished mahogany table. Folding seat each side of the engine with stowage recess behind and down the tunnel aft under the cock-pit side decks.
Head-room:    6’6” midships, more aft under the dog-house, a little less in the fore cabin with 6’ under the fore hatch. 3 strap floors forward + breast hook + all other floors removed, regalvanised and replaced with new galvanised bolts. In his first few years of ownership the owner sailed to the Brest and Douarnenez regatters via the Scillies, since than has sailed extensively back to Brittany, and the West coast of Scotland, Isle of Skye and Ireland. Inspection of galvanised plate floor and surrounding area, fitting a new hull plank section in way of damage, caulked, finished and primed. Removal and re-galvanising of two strap floors and two quarter knees and making good  the hull planking by way of all bolt holes. After so many years the owner now finds himself reluctantly obliged to accept that it is time to pass his much-loved yacht on to new owners who will take on a refit and recommission this fine yacht.
This is a great opportunity for someone with some skills and application to acquire a fine yacht at a reasonable cost.
Bought by the present owner in 2002 and sailed locally around the English Channel.  Several significant amounts of work have been carried out in the present ownership to help maintain and upgrade the boat, including a new engine, strengthening of the mast step and rebuilding the area around the aft end of the cockpit and counter. Galvanised steel strap floors with new oak floors fitted in way of the mast step for strength. Two large ring frames made of galvanised steel to Clark’s well known design to add strength to the mast step area.  These run up the inside of the hull, under the deck and up the coachroof deckhead. Deck is yacht laid teak joggled to a king plank screw fastened over the original T&G cedar deck.
Large section beamshelf all round with galvanised steel hanging knees and a small clamp for extra strength. Coachroof coamings have been replaced in marine plywood sheathed with epoxy and finished in white gloss paint.  Coachroof deck of epoxy sheathed marine plywood, finished with deck paint. Self draining cockpit with a scrubbed teak cockpit sole.  Varnished mahogany  thwarts set deep in the cockpit gives good shelter and security when at sea. Wheel steering on a central pedestal with the mainsheet on a track across the cockpit forward of the wheel.
Emergency tiller fits to rudder stock in the lazarette.  Teak rudder blade, sheathed in epoxy with bronze top bearing and heel fitting. Mastehead Bermudan cutter rig on a keel stepped anodised aluminium Proctor double spreader mast.


Mast step has been considerably strengthened in recent years with the addition of oak floors. All halyard falls run aft through turning blocks at the base of the mast and jammers to winches on the aft coachroof deck. 110ah deep cycle domestic battery.  Both charged by engine alternator or 240v shore power charger. Main saloon has port and starboard settee berths with a varnished mahogany centreline dropleaf table. Taylors paraffin cabin heater mounted on the forward bulkhead along with a small bookshelf.
Anchor chain locker is below the berth with a hawse pipe to take the chain through the cabin.
The cabin is spacious for a boat of this era with full standing headroom throughout and plenty of natural light from the numerous portholes. In his ownerships she sailed UK waters for 5 years before cruising to Spain and Portugal and returned to UK in the summer of 2012 to be sold after a 17 year very successful and happy ownership. The design is conventional, a very elegant yacht relatively narrow in the beam compared with modern yachts, limited overhangs and a very sweet sheer line.
Heavy cast bronze hinged tiller mount allows the tiller, recently laminated in different coloured woods, to lift up clear of the cock-pit. Slatted teak gratings in the well lift to access a sealed hatch over the aft end of the engine installation. A smaller tables doubles as saloon table or cock-pit table and stows in the owner’s cabin. Having had only 2 owners since new and being under the current ownership for more than 40 years she has been professionally maintained to a very high standard throughout her life.
Some upgrading has been undertaken to make life at sea easier for the crew including a roller furling genoa, modern jabsco type sea toilet and deck wash system. The hull is currently finished in red antifouling beneath the water and white gloss topsides. Two small fairleads are provided on the capping rails port and starboard for securing lines when alongside to the two substantial traditional bronze and timber cleats. The whole cockpit is constructed of teak and finished in gloss varnish with exception of the sole and grating. Access to the chain locker is provided through the forward bulkhead with sufficient room for storage of additional gear if required; the emergency tiller is currently stored neatly within the locker space. Bench seats run down both port and starboard sides for the full length of the saloon with a centrally located drop leaf table. Again the bench style bunk runs the full length with storage provided in lockers overhead and behind seat backs. The original Cornishware crockery around which the storage units were built is still aboard and included in the inventory.
At the forward end of this space before the starboard settee starts is located a second hanging locker, ideal for the storage of foul weather gear. The main sheet and it’s winch are also mounted on this arch which despite it’s appearance of restricting the cock-pit has in practice proved to be very practical. An interesting feature of the cock-pit is the rising well sides  to give a flat floor foot hold when heeled.
Twin lowers and cap shrouds with open bodied stainless steel rigging screws to internal stainless chain plates.
Approx 50 galls in 3 x copper tanks, one under the cabin sole and one under each settee berth. Refitting all with new fastenings and making good and re-sheathing the aft deck by way of a temporary access panel, all finished primed.
The result is a yacht which is well behaved and predictable with a comfortable, safe motion yet still a long-legged boat capable of fast passages. The design has been well proven and she has earned a good reputation when racing in the early years and been extensively cruised under the current family ownership; spending time cruising in European waters including the Baltic. In great original condition above and below decks she would be ideally suited to somebody interested in competing in some Classic Yacht Regattas or rallies. On deck the margin boards, coachroof sides, cockpit coamings and structure are all finished in gloss varnish. The boat benefits from still having the original bronze primary and secondary winches fitted on the cockpit coamings. Locker space is provided under all the seating with the engine controls cleverly concealed within the locker to starboard. The original build drawings and scantlings along with a number of design reviews from the time of her build are held by the owner and available to view upon request.



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