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1987 Custom Warwick Collins 34 - Rumour

Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom


Rumour of Lymington - 1987 updated with Welbourne appendages - £19,000

Warwick Collins designed one off race boat, built at Waveform Yachts using West system and cedar strip construction. Glass sheaved for longevity, see photos for detailed photos of hull

She now sports a Hugh Welbourn IRC Keel and Rudder, all faired or flush underwater fittings, and a Fractional Rig with swept back spreaders and NO Runners, translating to an IRC of 0.975

Lots of sails and new Nexus instrument package

Basic Boat Info

Price: £15,495 (Sale Pending)
Tax Status: Paid
Make: Custom
Model: Warwick Collins 34 - Rumour
Year: 1987
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Waveform Yachts
Designer: Warwick Collins/Hugh Welbourne
Construction: Wood
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 10.36 m
Beam: 3.3 m
Max Draft: 2.07 m


Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Racers


Kim Vasey
21st Century Boat Sales Performance brokerage for Plymouth and the Westcountry We are open 6 days a week, Mon - Sat, Sundays by prior appointment
Plymouth Yacht Brokers


Plymouth Yacht Brokers
Clovelly View
Plymouth, GB, PL9 9SY
Tel:+44 (0)1752 484176

Construction and General
  • West system epoxy, strip cedar planking
  • Glass sheathed
  • Plywood on cedar deck
  • Mahogany frames
  • Hull painted Dark Blue (2015)
  • Deck painted in grey non slip
  • White antifouling


  • 2001 Fractional rig, IRC optimised and updated 2015
  • Tiller steering to Welbourne IRC rudder
  • 2003 Welbourne Lead keel with new SS Bolts and backing plates
  • Flush / faired underwater fittings
  • Good interior specification
  • 2017 IRC rating: 0.975
Accommodation layout and details

The Waveform Collins 34 provides up to 6 berths and functional cruising equipment:

  • 6 Berths comprising, Single settee berth either side with lee cloths, storage beneath and behind, Pilot berth either side with lee boards, Quarter berth either side with lee cloths, storage beneath
  • Saloon with Teak and Holly sole boards and socket for table
  • Galley to port with Plastimo Nelson 2000 2 burner cooker with grill and oven, SS sink with manual faucet, good sized cool box, locker outboard and below worktop
  • Nav station to starboard, good sized chart table with storage within, 12V panel and space for electronics, varios shelves and cubby holes for equipment
  • Head forward with jabsco sea toilet, with new twist lock mechanism, SS basin and manual faucet in red melamine worktop, shelving outboard and open locker below worktop, hanging locker and shelves to stb'd with canvas zipped front, canvas partition to saloon
  • Forward of the the ring frame is open and can be used for sail storage when not racing
Engine, Electrical and Tankage


  • Volvo Penta 2002 2 cylinder diesel engine
  • 18 Hp
  • Saildrive to 2 blade folding propeller
  • Engine control panel and stop lever
  • Teleflex control lever in cockpit


  • 12V domestic system
  • 2 12V batteries
  • Battery isolator switches
  • Various 12V outlets
  • Charged by alternator


  • 68 L (15 G) SS fuel tank
  • No water tank, all pipework present (90L suitable)
Spars, Sails and Canvas


  • Keel stepped fractional rig with 2 sets swept back spreaders
  • Rig new in 2001, IRC optimised to remove runners 2015
  • New SS rigging and chain plates 2015
  • Slab reef boom with 2 reefs
  • Lazyjacks
  • Dyneema halyards
  • Rod kicker
  • Selden Furlex Roller furling system
  • Carbon/Kevlar Spinnaker pole


  • Osen Kevlar panelled mainsail
  • Code 1 Light genoa
  • Osen Kevlar panelled Code 3 Jib
  • 3 Spinnakers, Light, AP and Heavy Assymetric
  • Storm Jib & Trysail
  • Lots of spare sails, inc 2 mains and numerous jibs


  • Mainsail cover
  • Genoa cover (for furled genoa)
Deck Equipment

Deck Gear

  • 2 Lewmar 44 ST primary winches
  • 2 Lewmar 30 ST halyard / secondary winches on coachroof
  • 5 Spinlock clutches
  • Harken swivel cleat for Vang
  • Mainsheet system with coarse and fine tune
  • Full width traveller
  • 2  Harken double jammable cheek blocks for jib sheet / spinnaker guy
  • Jib track and cars adjustable from cockpit
  • Outboard Jib tracks
  • SS foot rests for Helm / Mainsheet trimmer
Navigation Equipment
  • Nexus NX2 system with speed, depth and wind transducers
  • NX2 360 wind display
  • NX2 Multifunction display
  • Raymarine Evolution tillerpilot (ST4000 type)
  • Garmin GPS 128 system
  • Simrad RT1400 VHF radio
  • 2 Plastimo Contest steering compass
  • LED Tricolour and anchor light at masthead (2015)
  • Steaming light
  • Bicolour and Stern lights
General Inventory
  • 25 lb CQR with chain & warp 
  • 15 lb Kedge anchor with chain
  • Fenders and warps
  • Ensign and staff
  • Winch handles
  • Winch handle pockets
  • Spinlock tiller extension
  • 2 Buckets
  • Folding Yacht Cradle - available separately if required

Safety equipment

  • 2 Horseshoe lifebuoy and 1 light
  • Dan buoy
  • MOB Lifesling
  • Emergency ladder
  • 8 Man liferaft (requires servicing)
  • 2 Manual bilge pumps
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

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