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SOLD – 1961 Tucker Brown Stella ‘Rollicker’ Sail no.42


Product Description


Price: Sold

Boat Name: Rollicker

Make: Holman

Model: Stella

Year: 1961

Condition: Used

Category: Sail

Builder: Tucker Brown

Designer: C. R. Holman

Construction: Wood

Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 25.98’

Length Overall: 25.75’

Waterline Length: 20.01’

Beam: 7.51’

Max Draft: 3.81’

Dry Weight: 3,125.0 kg

Ballast: 1,250.0 kg


Engines: 1

  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 1GM10
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 9hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2000

Cruising Speed: 5.00 knots

Maximum Speed: 6.50 knots


Fuel Tanks: 1

Fuel Tank Capacity: 6|imperial gallons


The Stella, designed by Kim Holman, is an attractive traditional design with well-mannered performance. This much-loved example has been owned by her second owner for seventeen years and much work has been done in his tenure, including a new diesel engine, new keel bolts, new rigging and sails and new electronics. The boat has been optimised for single handed sailing with much new deck gear to make her easier to handle and comes complete with a four-wheeled road trailer.

The simple accommodation offers four berths in two cabins. In forecabin, two pipecots (frames removed, but could easily be replaced) with Baby Blake marine toilet under. Opening hatch to foredeck. In saloon, two settee berths. Plastimo two burner hob and grill. Saloon/cockpit table. Slide-out chart table.


Mechanical Systems

Located under the companionway, Yanmar 1GM10 single cylinder 9hp diesel engine, fitted new in 2000. Electric start. Seawater cooled. Shaft drive to two bladed propeller. 6 gallon fuel capacity in stainless steel tank. Single lever control.


Electrical Systems

Two 12 volt batteries

Alternator charging

Spars & Sails

Fractionally rigged sloop. Varnished Spruce mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging (2003). Backstay adjuster. Spectra and Terylene running rigging (2003). Slab reefing mainsail with two reefs. Hank-on headsails. Lines led aft to cockpit. Two sheet winches. Two control line winches. Spinnaker pole.


Mainsail – Dolphin – 2000 – good

Genoa – Dolphin – 2001 – good

Genoa – Dolphin –   2000 – fair

Jib – Dolphin – 2000 – fair

Storm jib – Gowen – fair

Spinnaker – Dolphin – 2000 – fair

Deck Equipment

Anchor with chain and warp

Kedge anchor

Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires

Sail cover

Cockpit cover

Various warps and fenders

Forehatch cover

Boom-over cover

Winter overall cover

Outboard stowage bracket

Navigation Equipment

Plastimo Contest compass – 2001

B&G depth – 2002

Nasa Clipper boat speed and log – 2001

Nasa Clipper wind speed and direction – 2012

Simrad RT400 VHF radio – 2003

Lowrance chart plotter – 2012

Masthead and deck level navigation lights


Safety Equipment

Two fire extinguishers

Fire blanket

Radar reflector


First aid kit

Horseshoe lifebuoy with light and drogue

Two manual bilge pumps

Two electric bilge pumps

Spare tiller

Four lifejackets with lifelines

Emergency boarding ladder


Built in 1961 by Tucker Brown to a design by C.R. Holman. Blue painted mahogany clinker planking. Copper fastened. Steamed oak frames. Oak keel and floors. Long keel with cast iron ballast (new keelbolts 2003). Marine plywood deck with painted non-slip. Mahogany superstructure. Aft self draining cockpit. Keel hung rudder. Tiller steering. Only for sale due to a change of circumstances, she is keenly priced for a prompt sale.



Viewing by appointment at Clarke & Carter’s Suffolk Office 01473 659 681.