For Sale & Wanted  

 Piper Owners’ Association Ties and scarves


The ties are polyester and the scarves silk. Both cost £15 and there are only a limited number left To order please contact class secretary, Duncan Chalmers


For sale 50% share in Piper No.48 ‘Ailsa’

As featured extensively in the best-selling book ‘The Piper Calls the Tune’

Half share to a mutually agreeable party for about £2,400. Any partnership must be based in

Holy Loch. The half share comes with the lion’s share of boat for HLSC races and Piper

Regattas since I don’t race.

All in end-of-season condition at the present time but she will be ‘great again’ in the spring

(eat your heart out America).

Hull: 1973 Moulded by Mechans in Clydebank, completed by Robertson’s of Sandbank.

100% Clyde-built.

Ailsa’ 48.jpgExterior: two-pack polyurethane ‘Diamond White’. Will require a respray

within the next few years but being white on a white gel coat can be buffed up for another

season and look ok. Bottom free from paint build-up

since she was shot blasted. Micron antifouling in

dark blue – minimal coating. Silver boot-top. Rudder

is of wood and is ok but could do with being

sheathed in fibreglass at some point.

Deck: neat and decent rather than excellent. Some

flex but test cores have shown that this is local delaminating

of top layer and inside is dry and sound.

Resin injection carried out in key areas. Teak woodwork

is a bit worn and will require local refastening

and repair at some point to look A1.

Interior: see photos in Piper book - white gloss, all

bullheads capped with varnished mahogany sections.

Laminated central floorboard. Centre mainsheet

track thwart (non-structural) removed and

replaced by post similar to R24 to facilitate single handed


Spars: One of the few original Proctor K mast still

standing and a fairly recent Kemp boom with provision

for slab reefing. Alloy spinnaker pole – single string hoist

Racing sails: see photos from 2016 50th Regatta – these are pampered and extremely good

sails. Used a handful of times since 2009; prior to that two seasons use. Extra genoa (current

cut) used for two regattas only. All by Nicholson-Hughes plus a little-used flatter cut spinnaker

by Saturn Sails. These sails have been stored under the bed since 2007. Due to class rules

on materials, continuity of shape profiles and the recent reversion to cross-cut seaming they

are still current in cut and seaming.

Cruising sails: Serviceable mainsail with slab reefing by Amati (see cruising photos). Old

working jib (repaired but stout). Old Spinnaker. Old boom-cover (looks fine inside-out)

Running rigging, blocks, Harken ratchet blocks, winches and control lines – all in good condition.

Bilge pump requires a new diaphragm. Systems can be seen on 2016 photos. Bruce type

anchor, warps, etc. Sewn red ensign and staff.

Launching bogie and cradle (recently repaired at great expense)

Rubber dinghy recently cremated in shed fire, but that will be replaced.

Mooring (currently off Kilmun) Two big mushrooms, heavy bridle and chain to buoy. Could

move to Sandbank if there was an available slot.

Contact Euan ross at

For Sale. Piper No 56, 'Piccolino'.

£500 discount for local buyer.

 Built by Robertsons of Sandbank in 1976

Piccolino has been raced regularly and successfully for the first 30 years of her life. In recent years however, while her current owner has been away ocean cruising, she has been stored ashore on her trailer, under a tailored winter cover, for most of the time.

Being one of the youngest in the fleet and having been ashore for 10 of the last 15 years, she is in very good condition.

- Strongly built GRP yacht with encapsulated lead keel
- Full suit of sails including spinnaker and roller genoa
- Proctor Mast (original) with SS rigging
- All woodwork is teak, scrubbed rather than varnished: no maintenance needed!
- CQR Anchor
- Outboard Bracket and Long Shaft Seagull engine
- Tailored winter cover (Blue PVC)
- Four wheel braked road trailer

Currently laid up ashore in Rhu, G84 8NH.

Price: £4950, £500 discount if she stays in the Clyde.

Contact Mike Yendell on  01436 820086

Main sail,head sail & spinnaker.

Plus full set of rigging, £250 the lot, for more details.



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"Pied Piper"  No 7

This Piper OD is in good condition and ready to sail. She comes complete with 4 wheel trailer, outboard bracket and a full range of accessories. All wood work and upper decks were fully refurbished 2 years ago and have had one season of sailing sincepied piper no7.jpg. The boat is stored in a dry shed circa 15 miles from RHU. The boat with all equipment and sails is for sale for £4,000. She can be viewed at any time by contacting Alexander on 07770 617 876 or at

Piper OD for sale with good trailer. "Stormpiper" No1. built 1966

   The first fibreglass Piper built from the classic David Boyd design. This Piper has had very few owners considering her age, but each owner has given her the TLC she deserves.

   New Mast and Rigging in 2013. Topsides painted 2013. Recent good survey which can be viewed by serious buyers. Good racing sails but possibly could do with a new mainsail if new owner wishes to race her competitively. Genoa and Spinnaker in good order.

   The Piper was not in the water in 2015 and is still in winter storage undercover. She is situated near to Sandbank, Argyll the birthplace of the Piper fleet.

   If you need more information about the class and to see numerous photographs of Piper's in action you can check out the link

   Genuine reasons for sale and please only genuine interested parties need contact me.

 The boat and trailer are for sale at offers over £5200.00

Contact Fergus on 07710402812 or and Stuart on 07808590075 or