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Boat Details

Make: Woodnutts 23

Designer: Alfred Westmacott

Builder: Woodnutts

Year: 1938

Boat Location: Emsworth, Hampshire

Price: SOLD  

Length:  24 ft 9 inch

Beam: 7 ft 6 inch

Draft: 2 ft 6 inch

Hull Material:  Wood


Petrina is such a charming little dayboat, which was designed by Alfred Westmacott and built at his yard Woodnutts, Isle of Wight in 1937/38. Alfred/Woodnutts specialised in building small racing dayboats such as Seaview Mermaid, Solent Sunbeam, Victory Class and the very famous X One design.

At just under 25ft (LOA), Petrina offers everything one would need from a day sailor, lifting steel centre plate allows you explore the shallow waters and at low tide able to stay up right using her sea legs, and a small cuddy cabin which can sleep two for overnight trips. 

In 2018/19 she was the subject of a refit which saw the hull being stripped back, topsides re-splined, fitting a new lifting centre place, new rigging and new bowsprit. 

The current owner comments: ‘Petrina is an extremely solid and very steady and simple sailing vessel and well suited for family outings’


Small cuddy with a forward v-berth with 2 bunks.



Wooden mast and boom

Wooden bow sprit (2018)




Main (James Lawrence)

Jib (James Lawrence)



Yanmar 1GM10 (10HP) diesel inboard

3-blade bronze prop via an Aquadrive coupling



Carvel construction, built to the usual high standard of all Westmacott/Woodnutt's boats of that era, using copper or bronze fastenings, Pitch Pine planking on Rock Elm frames with an external lead keel with bronze keel boats.


Recent Works

Hull stripped back to the timbers & topsides re-splined

Installing a new lifting centre plate

Replacing the standing rigging

Fitting a new bowsprit



Tent cover

Cockpit cover

Sail covers

Additional Information


Full survey from 2018 available 



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.

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