Elizabethan 23 Return to Classes
This is the smallest of the Peter Webster-built range
of Elizabethan yachts and was designed by Webster and David Thomas in 1969.
She is a particularly pretty design, looking like a scaled-down offshore
cruiser racer of her day with long overhangs but a lifting keel. She is very
stable but can also be quite quick in a decent breeze. A Mk II came out in
the mid-1970s and raised headroom by 6in to 5ft and introduced other
improvements to the four-berth interior. Inboard and outboard models were
built and some early models were home completed.
Acknowledgements to Yachting Monthly
Original documentation from 3 of the Elizabethan 23 Yacht Builders in Adobe Acrobat Reader format.
Peter Webster Ltd. brochure and price list from 1971 E23BrochurePW.pdf (402KB or 1 min. at 56K Dialup)
Peter Webster ceased trading in 1976 and other yacht builders took over the moulds.
G Drummond Bayne (Marine) Ltd. brochure in black and white E23BrochureGDB.pdf ( 861KB )
Elizabethan Marine Ltd. brochure and specification E23BrochureSpecEYB.pdf ( 787KB )
LOA 23ft (7m)
LWL 18ft 6in (6.6m
Beam 7ft 1 in (2.2m)
Draught 2ft 6in to4ft 11 in (0.8m to 1 .5m)
Displacement 3,8081b (1,727kg)
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