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Elizabethan 29

Brief details


Peter Webster, Lymington, then Drummond Bayne Marine, Woolston, Southampton.

The Elizabethan 29 design is very much regarded as a modern classic, a larger and more elegant derivative of the Folkboat hull form. When first built these boats were competitive offshore racers, and cost well under £3,000 new. Now they make really good and reasonably low cost all-weather cruisers for those who can live with what is by now seen as very small accommodation for a 29-footer.


29' 0"

Sail area

320 sq ft (100% foretriangle)


20' 0"




7' 6"


Saloon and forecabin


4' 2"




6,384 lbs




2,800 lbs lead


6 - 18

Keel type

Long keel with encapsulated lead ballast

Elizabethan 29

The Elizabethan 29 was designed in 1960 by C. R. Holman for Peter Webster Ltd., of Lymington, who marketed a range of yachts of various sizes under the Elizabethan name. The design is essentially a slightly elongated Folkboat type, with an elegant counter stern added. Early boats had an external iron ballast keel, but from 1967 onwards internal encapsulated lead ballast was used. Most Elizabethan 29s were originally fitted with small petrol engines, though most have by now been re-engined.

The Elizabethan 29 was in series production by Peter Webster from 1961/62 to 1976, but a number of later boats were built from the moulds. Most of the Elizabethan range moulds were taken over by Drummond Bayne Marine when Peter Webster ceased trading in 1976, and it is believed that the yacht illustrated was one moulded and possibly also fitted out there.

There are frequently considerable differences in fit out between various Elizabethan 29s, particularly as quite a few bare hulls were also sold for home completion.

Elizabethan 29
Elizabethan 29

The accommodation consists of a forecabin with vee-double berth with an infill, a small heads compartment between forecabin and saloon, and a two berth saloon, with a removable table

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Elizabethan 29
Elizabethan 29
Elizabethan 29
Elizabethan 29

Most Elizabethan 29s were built with hank-on sails, but many will by now have been fittted with roller reefing for the genoa

Elizabethan 29

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