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She 31 Traveller

Brief details

Builder

South Hants Engineering, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire.

One of the classic production cruiser racers from the 1960s/70s, the She 31 Traveller offers excellent performance along with considerably better accommodation than the original She 31 design.

LOA

30' 4"

Sail area

300 sq ft

LWL

22' 0"

Rig

Sloop

Beam

8' 10"

Cabins

Forecabin and saloon

Draught

5' 6"

Berths

max 6

Displacement

7,800 lbs

Engine

various

Ballast

3,400 lbs

BHP

10-20

Keel type

Lead fin and skeg

Sailplan

The She 31 was designed by Sparkman & Stephens of Newport, Rhode Island, USA, one of the longest established yacht design firms in existence. Conceived as a cruiser-racer in the late 1960s, the original She 31 (plan at left) was built by South Hants Engineering (SHE) in the UK. The hulls are conventional GRP construction, with a quite deep lead keel with most of the weight low. Most Shes were fitted with the company's unique "Shedeck", a thin layer of wood-effect resin over the GRP deck surface, with very grippy black "caulking lines".


The She 31 Traveller is a later built cruising version with slightly more headroom due to a few inches raised topsides, and a slightly longer coachroof with three ports on each side instead of the original two. The Traveller though remains a classically elegant yacht, with quite long overhangs and tumblehome on the topsides. Many She 31 Travellers, including this yacht, have a coloured stripe below the gunwale indicating and helping to disguise the extra topside height over the original hull line.

She 31 Traveller for sale

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Saloon - She 31 for sale
Owners photo

Photo July 2021

Keel, prop and rudder
Ashore forward
Deck
Foredeck

She 31s were fitted out by South Hants Marine to a generally high standard. Most were fitted with 'Shedeck' simulated teak decks, as seen here, which in many cases is now wearing out - the yacht shown here has the original 'Shedeck' after 50 years of usage.

Bow detail
Deck aft
Cockpit aft
Cockpit forward
Forecabin
Forecabin from heads
Heads
Saloon forward
Saloon aft

The original engine in this example was an Albin twin-cylinder petrol engine - after 50 years

most will now have a more modern diesel like this Beta installed.

Engine
Ashore July 2021

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