1997, FALMOUTH 30′ – Bristol Channel Cutter



“Tigress II” was Designed by Lyle Hess, the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter is a specialist style and design of a single mast cutter sailing boat, developed for the needs of speeding maritime pilots to large ships entering and leaving the Bristol Channel. The design has been described as the best sailing boat ever, for being high speed, highly maneuverable and yet easy to handle with two crew.  The model for this version was Lin and Larry Pardey’s famous “Taleisin”, the boat they sailed around the world. A few sister ships have been custom built.  “Tigress II” is one of these, arguably the best Hess BCC in the world, a true showboat loaded with extraordinary and craftsmanship details singular only to ” Tigress II “.

Full Specifications

Ground Tackle
Main anchor: CQR 45 lbs. with 200′ 5/16″ chain at the bow.
2nd anchor: Bruce 33 lbs. with 40′ 5/16″ chain & 300′ of 5/8″ 3 strand nylon at the bow.
3rd anchor: Danforth 12 lbs. with 8′ 5/16″ chain and 250′ of 1/2″ 3 strand nylon at the stern
ABI manual windlass – Bronze.

2 inflatable life jackets
2 harnesses & Jack-lines
1 Life-Ring
1 Life-Sling MOB system
Hand-flares with a gun and parachute flares
EPIRB: ACR Global Fix Pro 406 Mhz, model RLB-37 (03/21 battery expiration date)
1st aid kit
1 X 3.5 lbs. Fire-Extinguisher
2 X 2 lbs. Fire-Extinguishers
Radar reflector
High water alarm
CO detector
LPG solenoid ON/OFF for propane system
8′ parachute anchor

Spare Parts
Mk 5 pump for “Lavac” toilets
12V boost pump for watermaker
Filters for watermaker
Diaphragm for galley foot-pump
Fuel filters, belts & hoses
Bronze 2 blades prop.
VHF antenna
2nd tiller

Rigging and winches
Standing rigging is 6 years old
Turnbuckles and T-bolts were replaced at 2020
Mast step on keel.

2 X Lewmar 43 self-tailing (Cockpit)
2 X Lewmar 16 Self-tailing (Cockpit)
2 X Lewmar 16 Self-tailing (Mast)
All winches are operable and in good condition.

Self-Steering Windvane – Harry Pardy design – Bronze & Teak

House Batteries: 2 X AGM group 27 12 VDC (2018 “Leoch UK Batteries”).
Start Battery: 1 X AGM 12 VDC (2015)
Generator: Honda 2000 portable gasoline generator.
Inverter: Pro Watt 800 watts
Charger: West Marine Multi-Stage charger
Solar: 3 X 100 Watt
Alternator: Ample Power 105 amps.
Battery Monitor: Ample power

Electrical Equipment
Shore Power Inlet: 50′ Long 30 Amp Cable
Generator: Honda 2000 – Gasoline
Inverter: ProWatt 800

Depthsounder: Raymarine ST60
Radar: Furuno 1722C
Log-Speedometer: Raymarine ST60
Autopilot: Raymarine ST2000
Radio: Kenwood
Compass: Ritchie
GPS: Garmin 72H
Cockpit Speakers: Polk
VHF: Icom IC-M502 + Handheld IC-M920

Inside Equipment
Electric Bilge Pump: Jabsco 1750
Oven: Force 10
Manual Bilge Pump: Edson
Marine Head: Lavac
Heating: Force 10 – Propane
Refrigerator: Danfoss
Fresh Water Maker: Cruise RO, 20 GPH
Sea Water Pump: Whale Foot-Pump
Battery Charger: West Marine Multi Stage

Outside Equipment
Teak Cockpit: ✓
Teak Side-decks: ✓
Radar Reflector: ✓
Tender: 8′ Fiberglass W/ Mercury 3.5HP, 4 Stroke (2015).
Solar Panel: 3 X 100 Watts Each
Cockpit Cushions: ✓
Swimming Ladder: ✓

Tiller: 1 And a spare one
Spinnaker Pole: ✓

Storm Jib: Very Good Condition
Battened Mainsail: Yager (2015) Good Condition
Asymmetric Spinnaker: Yager (2015) Very Good Condition
Furling Genoa: UK Sails (2020) Like New!
Hanked on Stay sail – Fair Condition
Storm stay sail – very good condition
Trysail on separate track on mast – very good condition
8′ parachute anchor

Make: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3GM30F
Total Power: 27hp
Engine Hours: 1516
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller Type: 2 Blade
Propeller Material: Bronze

Speed & Distance
Cruising Speed: 6kn
Range: 400nm

Length Overall: 41ft
Max Draft: 5.5ft
Beam: 10.5ft
Cabin Headroom: 6.17ft
Length at Waterline: 27.5ft
Displacement 18,000 lbs
Boat Name: Tigress II
Ballast: 5000 lbs
Builder: Randy Hartford, Rod Jones and Kid Cooney
Flag of Registry: Canada
Hull Shape: Monohull
Hull Material: Wood Carvel plank
Keel: Full

Windlass: Manual Windlass
Electrical Circuit: 12V

Fresh Water Tank: 2 X 16 Gal (Plastic)
Fuel Tank: 2 X 27 Gal (Aluminum)
Holding Tank: 1 X 5 Gal (GRP)

Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 1
Cabins: 1
Heads: 1

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.