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Bristol Chanel Cutter 30
(9,15 m) - 1999

Layout :

  • Length : 9,15 m (30' 0")
  • Beam: 3.6 m (11'8")
  • Material: Wood
  • Rigging: Cutter
  • Engine: Beta Marine B-25HE - 25 HP

New Zealand flag. Tax not paid for French Polynesia.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 4,78 M XPF / 40 000 €

Extensive renovation work in 2022-2023.

Nice wooden cutter equipped for big trip. Only one owner.

Interior fittings :

2 to 5 Sleeps - 1 double cabin

  • Fore double cabin with toilet and washbasin
  • Chart table on port side
  • L-shaped galley to starboard
  • Large U-shaped saloon with U-shaped bench seat facing each other and 2 single berths on each side
  • Aft starboard pilot berth

Listing :

Building and history

Nice wooden cutter built by the current unique owner and launched in 1999 according to Lyle Hess' design.
This is a 30 foot boat designed by Lyle Hess based on the traditional Bristol cutters.
For the owner, building this beautiful wooden yacht was a labor of love, starting with the initial felling of an old Kahikatea tree for the main timber, chosen from those growing on his old Northland farm.
The owners left New Zealand in January 2005, and traveled via Tasmania, Fremantle, Cocos Keeling, Mauritius and Rodrigues to Knysna, South Africa, where they arrived in December 2005.
Then in 2006, the yacht traveled along the coasts of Mozambique, Madagascar, Mayotte, Zanzibar, Tanzania and Kenya.
She arrived in Polynesia in April 2022. Between June 2022 and June 2023, numerous works were carried out: deck renovation, careening, hull painting, overhauled engine, varnishing, major cleaning, etc...


Beta Marine B-25HE engine - 25 HP
Stern gland
2 Stainless steel tanks

Cutter Rigging

Varnished wooden mast with 2 spreaders
Varnished wooden boom
1 Wooden pole
1 Aluminium pole
1 Mainsail (new condition)
1 Genoa (new condition)
1 Staysail (new condition)
1 Asymmetric spinnaker (new condition)
1 Suédoise (good condition)
2 Jibs
2 Barient Winches n°10 (staysail sheet)
2 Winches Murray Major bronze (jib sheet)
3 Winches Murray Major bronze (mast halyard)

Ground tackle

Electric windlass
2 Dedicated batteries of 100 Ah, total 200 Ah (March 2021)


Stainless steel fresh water tank
Single sink
Gas stove Force 10 2 fires + oven
Cooler DOMESTIC 50 L
1 Manual toilet JABSCO
2 Fans


2 House batteries of 100 Ah, total 200 Ah (March 2021)
2 Solar panels 90 W, total 180 W
Sunsaver 20L regulator
LED lighting

Electronics and navigation instruments

Simrad T20 autopilot
VHF Standard Horizon GX 2150
GPS Matsutec HP-33
SSB Yaesu FT 840
AIS Matsutec Class B AIS transponder HP-33A
Weems & Plath barometer

Safety equipment

GME Accusat beacon
2 Bilge pumps
1 Gas detector


Rigid dinghy
Yamaha 2 HP outboard engine


Numerous storage spaces

Last bottom paint : April 2023

Main strengths

Equipped for big trip.
Only one owner.
Nice lines and stable.

Last modified : 16/08/2023


The boat's inventories are based on the indications given by the owners and even if we do our best to see that they are in accordance with the reality, there might be some differences. The boat's and equipment's condition has to be checked jointly by the buyer and seller before the sale. The respective responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer remain intact. In no case can Raiatea-yacht be held responsible for any defect on the boat.

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