Cheetah of Burnham

The Part 1 registered Cheetah was built in 1967 by the premier yard: Tucker Brown in Burnham on Crouch for the well known yachtsman: Harry Croker.
She has an outstanding racing record having won both Burnham Week and East Anglian Offshore Racing Association Championship overall in both 1967 and 1968.
Known at the time as the ' Incredible Cheetah,' she is regarded by many as the fastest ever Twister.
Since those times, she has served long periods of ownership as a capable cruising yacht. She has recently been fully restored and received an excellent survey report in February 2020. .

Presently lying: Burnham Yacht Harbour
Builder: Tucker Brown
Year Built: 1967
Sail No: 560Y
Construction: Wood
Rig Details:
  • Masthead sloop with alloy spars
Sail Wardrobe:
  • Main: Dolphin
  • Furling Genoa
  • Jib
  • Spinnaker
  • Beta 16 nsw 2008
Fuel Capacity: 10 gallons in new stainless steel tank
Electrics: 2 batteries
Anchors, Chains and Warps:
  • 25 lb CQR recently regalvanised
  • 50 metres chain
  • 18 lb Danforth kedge with warp
  • Warps and fenders
Instruments and Electronics:
  • Sestrel Compass
  • Clock and Barometer
  • Raymarine wind speed and depth
  • Lowrance plotter
  • Horizon VHF
Accommodation Layout:
  • 4 Berths in 2 Cabins
General Inventory Items:
  • Lewmar 34 Winches
  • New Lifebelt and light
  • Dodgers with her name
  • Day signal shapes
  • Radar reflector
  • Henderson bilge pump
  • Ensign and staff
  • Jabsco toilet
  • Origo 2 Burner spirit stove
Other Details: Cheetah has recently under gone a full professional restoration. She has a new ply/epoxy deck, teak cockpit, and teak toe rails, together with new teak Dorade boxes and teak garage. Five new keel bolts have been fitted; all floor and chain plate bolts replaced. Keel shot blasted, stainless steel polished and all chrome re-plated. Bright work, both above and below deck has been stripped and re-varnished 6-8 coats. Cheetah is an exceptionally pretty Twister and she looks stunning. Passers by on the pontoon often stop to admire her, some even ask " Is she new ? "
Sale Price: £20,000
For further details please contact Ken Layzell by email at or by phone on +441702205255.