Hillyard Masthead Cutter 38

6,000.00 ReducedUnder-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  230540
  • Length  ·  11.58m
  • Year  ·  1956
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 43hp, Beta (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Cork
Boatshed Ireland
Boatshed Ireland
Curt Mundy

Extra Details

Designer David Hillyard
Builder David Hillyard, Ltd.
Lying Cork
Fuel capacity 430.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 230.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 43hp
Engine make and model Beta (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.0 ltr /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


Length 11.58m
Draft Min 1.83m
Draft Max 1.83m


Cutter rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail Crusader - Slab (1999) 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails jib (unknown year)
storm jib (unknown year)
Flying staysail (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)


Cabin heating
Manual water system

Deck Gear

Sail cover

2 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans windlass
1 anchors

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Life jackets

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.
Nothing like a vintage wooden boat and this is a fine example! She has that classic eye pleasing rake about her and the canoe stern really embellishes this. Standing proudly, surrounded by all the plastic boats, she oozes character and class. Built in 1956, you would think she's an end of the glory era of yacht design and construction. However, David Hillyard, Ltd. continued building boats for over 50 more years, testimony to the breed! Much time, money, and LOVE has brought this boat to her former swagger, quite evident above and below by her shine and sharp appearance. With the 43 HP Beta engine to drive her, along with legendary sea kindliness, this boat is a very desirable package indeed. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or viewing appointments.

This Hillyard Masthead Cutter 38 has been personally photographed and viewed by Curt Mundy of Boatshed Ireland. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments 2

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Appalling service from boatshed Ireland. Made two enquires now and not even had the courtesy of a reply. At least I know not to use boatshed selling mine!

Simon J2020-12-09 14:43:35

What an amazing beauty. Incredibly well looked after, too.

A C2020-02-24 12:09:41
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