Sunday, October 10, 2010

Signet

Is this a Signet? (See the Addendum* below explaining she's a Crystal)

As far as I can see, there is little of note to set this small yacht apart from others like her built in the style of small sailing cruisers manufactured in the early 60s, but I do like her rather snug, contented appearance.


I think she may be an early Signet, perhaps produced by Hurley Marine, circa 1963/4, but fitted out by another yard. She’s probably an early version because of her wooden coaming and unusual, but attractively shaped windows. Other versions have two large rectangular windows on either side of the raised cabin trunk or one long rectangular window. Signets were designed by the American Ray Kaufman and most of them were manufactured in the USA.


Gilmax Ltd., of the UK, produced a late version known as the Mk 11, or Super Signet. Various manufacturers offered Signets with fin keels or bilge keels, skeg hung rudders or transom hung rudders. Some manufacturers offered a choice of inboard or outboard engines.


Specification


LOA 19' 10"
LWL 16' 0"
Beam 6' 8”
Draft Bilge Keel 2' 0"
Draft Fin Keel 3' 0"
Displacement 2,047 lbs
Headroom 4' 1"



Links


Signet 20 Yahoo Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/signet20/

Signet 20 Mk 2 – Sold, but good photos
http://crete.boatshed.com/signet_signet_20_mark_2-boat-66244.html

Signet 20 for Sale £995
http://www.topsail.co.uk/boat.php?refnum=1553

Signet 20 for Sale £1,500
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F223883

Signet 20 for Sale £2,500
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/PAA13886

Signet 20 for Sale £2,750
http://belfast.gumtree.com/belfast/76/61446876.html

Sailboat Data – Signet
http://sailboatdata.com/VIEWRECORD.ASP?CLASS_ID=3671

Addendum

Paul Mullings has identified the yacht as a Crystal. Follow this link to see photos of one: http://wales.boatshed.com/crystal_23-boat-101144.html

5 comments:

Paul Mullings said...

Hi Bill, I think you will find that this is a fine example of the Crystal designed by Alan Buchanan and built just upriver by Stebbings at Burnham. LOA 22ft 4in Thames Tonnage 4.5.Enjoy your post keep up the good work. Cheers Paul

William Serjeant said...

Many thanks,Paul. She is a Crystal and this link would confirm it:

http://wales.boatshed.com/crystal_23-boat-101144.html

I'll make an addendum to the post, acknowledging the fact.

Bill.

Pete said...

Hi Bill,

There is a bit more about the Crystal on the Stebbings Archive site that I look after.

http://www.stebbings-archive.net/?cat=18

Cheers,
Pete

bernardo said...

Hola buenas,
soy un joven que ha comprado un signet 20 este año que estaba fatal.
Lo estoy arreglando, pero me gustaría saber detalles originales sobre el barco.
He estado investigando mucho por Internet pero no he encontrado gran cosa.
Me gustaría que me ayudarais por que le quiero dar el aspecto original.
Me gustari poder hablar con vosotros por el chat.
Muchas gracias un saludo.


Hello good
I am a young man who has bought a signet 20 this year which wasfatal.
I'm dressed, but I would like to know details about the original ship.
I've been researching a lot online but have not found much.
I'd like ayudarais that I want to give the original appearance.
Gustari I can talk with you for the chat.
Thank you very much greetings.

bernardo said...

Hola buenas,
soy un joven que ha comprado un signet 20 este año que estaba fatal.
Lo estoy arreglando, pero me gustaría saber detalles originales sobre el barco.
He estado investigando mucho por Internet pero no he encontrado gran cosa.
Me gustaría que me ayudarais por que le quiero dar el aspecto original.
Me gustari poder hablar con vosotros por el chat.
Muchas gracias un saludo.


Hello good
I am a young man who has bought a signet 20 this year which wasfatal.
I'm dressed, but I would like to know details about the original ship.
I've been researching a lot online but have not found much.
I'd like ayudarais that I want to give the original appearance.
Gustari I can talk with you for the chat.
Thank you very much greetings.