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36′ Solid Wooden Mast and Boom


These have just been removed from a Honeybee 28 sloop and the owner tells us they are in excellent condition. 36' Solid timber mast. 12'8 solid boom. Mast in tabernacle

  • Location Portland

Topsail Schooner


Built in Belgium in 1945 and finished off as a yacht in 1952. Used as a private yacht and for charter on both sides of the Atlantic she has proved to be a very fast and comfortable ship and can be managed by two people if necessary. Previous overall winner of the Tall Ships Race. Currently carries an MCA Category 2 code certificate for commercial sailing. 16 berths in 6 sleeping cabins. Major refits in 1992 and 2008. Very tidy up together ship ready to go sailing.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Rhoose Shipyard, Belguim
  • Year: 1945
  • Location Gloucester
  • Length on deck: 65'
  • Beam: 18'1"
  • Draft: 9'3"

Gaff Schooner

$390,000 CAN DOLLARS

Built as a fishing boat in Nova Scotia for the tough waters of the north Atlantic, she worked on the Grand Banks for 20 years before being retired. She was then rebuilt and converted to a yacht with an impressive gaff schooner rig and has been sailing commercially since 1997. Well equipped and smart, she is fully licensed under Canadian flag. An impressive big boat in long very professional ownership has meant she has been very well maintained. Call for further details. NEW INTERIOR PHOTOS NOVEMBER '15. PRICE STERLING approx £240,000.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: McLean Shipbuilding Nova Scotia
  • Year: 1967
  • Location Canada
  • Length on deck: 83'
  • Beam: 20'
  • Draft: 10'
  • Tonnage(TM): 100 tons disp.

59′ Danish gaff ketch

$300,000 New Zealand Dollar

Built in Denmark as a sailing fishing vessel which means she has the sharp underwater lines of a sailing ship, not a motor vessel as many of these yachts were originally built as. Major refit including structural work to the hull, new rig, systems and machinery and a complete new interior. Large wheelhouse gives comfort and safety, 12 berths including 2 doubles in a very smart interior. Yanmar 190hp diesel plus a 6kva genset. Surely one of the best examples of a converted Danish fishing vessel, this is a stunning yacht in superb condition. PRICE IN POUNDS APPROX. £169,000.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Hartgensen
  • Year: 1925
  • Location New Zealand
  • Length on deck: 59'
  • Beam: 15'
  • Draft: 7'6"

Luke Powell Gaff Cutter


44' Luke Powell gaff cutter built by Working Sail and launched in 2009. Planked in Oak and Larch on oak frames, all bronze screw fastened. Beta 75hp diesel, 10 berths including 2 doubles. All the reassurance of a new boat with the benefits of one which has had a proper shake down. Operating as a successful charter yacht since her launch, the business aspect is available by separate negotiation. Full documentation of her build and working life so far and a current MCA Category 2 coding certificate. She would make a perfect turnkey charter operation for a new owner or be sailed as a private family yacht.

  • Designer: Luke Powell
  • Builder: Luke Powell
  • Year: 2009
  • Location Hants
  • Length on deck: 44'
  • Beam: 13'6"
  • Draft: 7'
  • Tonnage(TM): 24 tons Disp.

Replica Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter


Built in India in 2009 to lines inspired by the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters. Massive construction of the hull, built entirely of Indian teak planking and frames all copper fastened with massive copper rivets. Solid teak straight laid deck screw fastened to teak deck beams. Very comfortable interior with 7 berths outside the saloon including two doubles, two separate heads compartments. Beta 90hp diesel installed new 2009. This is a totally unique boat, unrivaled in the quality of her construction and materials and sets the benchmark by which all new builds should aspire to.

  • Designer: Ayers/Burnett
  • Builder: Yashka Boats
  • Year: 2009
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 49'
  • Beam: 13'3"
  • Draft: 7'10"

Pilot Cutter Replica Yacht

£255,000 VAT PAID

Inspired by the lines of a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter and built by the owner, a trained shipwright, over a number of years and launched in 2012. Built from choice materials with all copper and bronze fastenings, her build quality is exceptionally good. She has been undergoing sea trials this summer and has proved herself to be a very manageable and sea kindly yacht. Cleverly designed dog house gives shelter on deck and a safe entrance to below decks. Large comfortable interior with 10 berths total. A fantastic yacht in a traditional vein with modifications to suit the modern sailor. NEW VIDEOS

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Year: 2012
  • Location Sussex
  • Length on deck: 45'7"
  • Beam: 13'2"
  • Draft: 7'8"

Claud Worth inspired gaff cutter

£195,000 VAT paid

Inspired by Claud Worth's Tern III and built in 2005, she is truly superb in every way. It is very rare that we are able to report a yacht as being truly right, from her build quality, design and finish to the way she handles. Her lines steal the show wherever she goes with a stunning sheer sweeping up to the trademark Claud Worth counter and rich varnished Burma teak deck structures. Cruised and raced by a husband and wife crew since her launch she is a very easily managed yacht and has performed extremely well in the various classic regattas, turning heads wherever she goes. NEW VIDEO

  • Designer: Claud Worth
  • Builder: Peter Nash
  • Year: 2005
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 37'
  • Beam: 9'6"
  • Draft: 6'
  • Tonnage(TM): 12 disp.

Breton Gaff Cutter


Sponsored as part of a government scheme, this boat was built as a replica of a 1910 Breton sailing fishing boat from Longuivy. Pitch pine on oak and laid pine deck. Perkins 82hp diesel, 2008. 8 berths in 2 cabins. French certificate to carry 18 day passengers + 2 crew. Powerful gaff cutter rig which makes her very fast.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Longuivy, Brittany
  • Year: 1992
  • Location Brittany
  • Length on deck: 48' - 14.8m
  • Beam: 15.8' - 4.8m
  • Draft: 7.2' - 2.5m

Westernman 40 gaff cutter


The Westernman 40 gaff cutter was designed by Nigel Irens and Ed Burnett with a number of examples being built by the Covey Island Boatworks in Nova Scotia. Strip plank Douglas Fir construction making her very light and strong. Known as a very fast design, this boat won the Pilot Cutter Regatta on two occasions with very impressive race victories. The space below decks is phenomenal with 7 berths including a double quarter cabin and two heads. A traditional looking yacht combined with the benefits of modern design and materials to create a fast, comfortable and eminently capable cruising yacht.

  • Designer: Nigel Irens
  • Builder: Covey Island Boatworks
  • Year: 1998
  • Location Scotland
  • Length on deck: 40'3"
  • Beam: 12'7"
  • Draft: 6'7"