Boat Details

Make: 11.5 Ton Cruiser 

Designer: Norman E Dallimore

Builder: Harry King & Son's of Pin Mill

Year: 1952

Boat Location: Hampshire, UK

Price: All Offers Considered 

Length:  40 ft 1 inch

Beam: 9 ft 5 inch

Draft: 5 ft 10 inch

Hull Material:  Wood


Callidus is a very fine old lady, designed by Norman E Dallimore and built by the Harry King & Son’s of Pin Mill, Suffolk in 1952. She has been a recognisable yacht on the East Coast for many years as she was used as a sail training yacht by a local business until 2015.

At 11.5 tons Callidus is an extremely capable sailing yacht, built from a wood carvel construction of larch on oak frames with a teak deck – built like a fortress! Fitted with a Perkins 35hp diesel engine, which was rebuilt in 2016, she is able to not just sail in anything but motor through it too.

Callidus offers spacious accommodation for 5 guests to sleep in 2 cabins (1 double and 3 single berths), a heads and galley for extended cruising.

After changing hands a few times and being the subject of an extensive refit by her last owner, Callidus is now in need of a helping hand as her current owner has been unable to care for her due to health and restrictions from the past year.

As can be seen by the pictures she will need recommissioning, varnishing, painting and tidying up – But all the important bits are there to get you sailing.

Viewing available at short notice.


Callidus has accommodation for five guests in a cabin forward and saloon berths. 


Galley fitted with a 2 burner gas cooker and s/s sink. 


Heads with manual toilet and sink



240v sockets from shore power 

2 batteries charged by engine 

Shore power 

Boat fully rewired in 2013 



Mainsail - Dolphin - slab reefing (2 reefs) (2013)

Headsail - Dolphin - Furling (2013)

Self-tacking staysail (age unknown)

Storm jib (age unknown)

Spinnaker (age unknown)


Perkins 4107 35hp diesel engine - fresh water cooled. 

Shaft drive with 3 blade propeller 

Engine rebuilt in 2013 with new pistons, piston liners and bearings

Deck Equipment  


1 halyard winch

4 sheet winches


Safety Equipment

2 manual bilge pumps

1 electric bilge pump

Ground Tackle


Electric windlass

2 anchors (CQR & kedge) c/w approx. 55m chain

Additional Information 


Callidus was previously MCA Coded


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.