Herbert Woods 45 Aft Cabin

An Award winning vessel !!
  • Boat REF#  ·  272164
  • Length  ·  13.72m
  • Year  ·  1933
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 40hp, BMC 1.5 (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Norfolk
Boatshed Norfolk
Boatshed Norfolk
Geoff Jaquest

Extra Details

Designer Herbert Woods
Builder Herbert Woods
Lying Norfolk
Fuel capacity 180.0 ltr (39.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 500.0 ltr (110.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 12/09/2018


Engine 1 x diesel 40hp
Engine make and model BMC 1.5 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Engine1: 200
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

The engine has undergone a complete "nut and bolt" rebuild by R & R Engines !!


Length 13.72m
Draft Max 0.61m
Airdraft 1.83m
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power Smart Charger


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

The date for the survey is approximate, but definitely 2018


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)

Fridge and cooker new!

4 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

Fridge and cooker new!

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover
Tonneau cover
Swim Ladder
Cockpit Enclosure

3 anchors
(Mud Weights!)
Warps are adequate for use on the Broads.

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

An absolutely rare opportunity to buy a beautiful Herbert Woods 45ft in near original condition!!
Extensive renovation has been achieved by the current owner, along with some modern additions. The list is nearly endless as follows:-

Registered with British Register of Shipping 1933.
Registered with Register of Historic Ships Number 1655.
used in Hire Fleet 1934 - 1939.
Appears in a cine film from 1930's now on You tube .
Also on DVD from Broadland Memories.
Winner of Classic Boat Restoration of the Year Award 2019!!!!
It has an Enhanced boat safety for charter. Also available search and Rescue plan, risk assessment etc for Charter Work!!
Fully documented restoration.
A full survey 2018!

Works Include:-

Larch planking approx. 200ft.
Oak ribs 30+
Chine log port and STARBOARD
New Oak Frame
New bulkheads fore and aft of wheelhouse
New wheelhouse in Sapele
New cabin sides Port and Starboard
New bulkhead to to form toilet and shower room
Complete rebuild of Galley, main cabin and Aft cabin
New electrics 12v and 240v. Smart charger and 240v inverter
New 120 amp batteries x4 and new alternator
New plumbing including an electric WC
Pressurised hot and cold water system
A complete "nut and bolt" engine rebuild by R&R Engines of Beccles
Reconditioned injector pump
New injectors
Portholes and deck fittings re-chromed by Marque Restore Ltd (Coventry)
Quality LED brass spot lights throughout
New gauges, oil, temp, amp and GPS.
New Cooker
New Fridge
Full winter cover!!

Re-painted and Antifouled March 2020.

Some picture supplied by current owner!

This is a very MUST SEE boat to fully appreciate!! Early viewing is VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Herbert Woods 45 Aft Cabin has been personally photographed and viewed by Geoff Jaquest. of Boatshed Norfolk. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

5 yrs

Why are you selling her?


Where have you sailed her?

Norfolk Broads

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.

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