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LOA: 40.6'
Talisman was designed and built at the David Hillyard Shipyard in Sussex Little Hampton, England in 1953. She was built for an architect as an 18 ton Auxiliary cutter. She is one of around 800 wooden boats built by the shipyard that is still in business and still family owned. The Hillyard Owners Association knows where about 600 of those vessels are.

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The Talisman is made of 2x5 milled African Mahogany planks, copper riveted to English Oak. She is double ended and built for the North Sea and long distance cruising. She was brought to the United States in the early 1970ís by a boat broker in Marina Del Rey, who spent 4 years cruising and sailing her to the West Coast.
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