|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
Heybridge Basin, nr Maldon, Essex Essex UK|
This is a very substantial vessel. Presented in good working order, in commission and ready to go.
In her past she was used as the Mother ship, a Hub for Wild fowling Parties. The smaller duck Punts vessel were stowed on her generous decks space. Her large Saloon provided a warm / dry safe haven and there were actual gun racks on the coach roof combings.
She has been sympathetically restored and makes for a a very comfortable accommodation.
Traditional Gaff Cutter Rig. Viewing Recommended
|Vessel type:||single displacement carvel wooden hull|
|Model:||11m Gaff Cutter|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Volvo Penta diesel|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Cruising Speed:||5 Knots|
|Maximum Speed:||9 Knots|
|Length over all:||36'|
|Length of deck:||33'|
|Length at waterline:||32'|
|Maximum draft:||4' 6"|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Displacement:||12 metric tons|
Volvo Penta diesel engine sited under the enclosed wheelhouse. . Electric start. Hydraulic steering from the wheel steering helm position under the shelter deck of the open deep cockpit aft.
Vessel built 1908. Carvel planked of Iroko.
Heavy laid decks , with an oiled finish.
Possibly she was built as an open boat?.. In 1924 a massive remodelling was completed she was decked out with a coachroof over the accommodation - A Saloon. An enclosed wheelhouse was added. The helm position is in the open deep cockpit aft. She has a fulled fitted awning to enclosed the cockpit.
Transom stern from which the large rudder hangs. 2 x hydraulics pumps aid the steering of the vessel.
Wide decks step into the open aft cockpit with helm position and bench seating for guests. Step into the enclosed wheelhouse with a large chart table, set over the engine bay. Step down into the Saloon, a very beamy room with a pot bellied stove , wooden cabin sole, against the forward bulkhead, around the mast into the fore peak. Either side there are 2 full length settee berths under the side decks. There is a central butterfly hatch in the coach roof. On both sides of the cabin there are worksurfaces for the galley facilities.A single sink and drainer on one side with fridge under opposite is the microwave and kettle.
A large double berth occupies the whole fore peak area.
Purpose built stowage lockers for the sails under the mast deck and a separate "Heads" compartment, Headroom of approx 5ft 10ins in the Saloon, lower in the forepeak. A large deck hatch to the foredeck.
Deck Brush and Bucket.
Keel stepped wooden mast and spars. Retractable bowsprit.
Gaff cutter rig.
New sails by North Sea Sails Brand new Mainsail and Stay sails
The jib unknown make in good condition.
All traditional blocks, warps/ sheets, tackle and splicing.
Tufnel winches sited on the side of the wheelhouse with stoppers for controlling the head sails.
Canvas main sail cover.
Clipper Echo sounder
Clock and Barometer
240v ring main and 12v
2 x Leisure batteries and an inverter
150Watt solar panel
Pushpit, pulpit,stanchions with guard wires and netting around the decks.
Horseshoe life buoy
grab rails on coach roof.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.