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Converted MFV Gaff Ketch

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Built in 1932 by the former MacDuff yard as a sailing ring netter with an auxiliary engine, she sailed with the north east fishing fleet out of Banff, Scotland. The main Gardner engine was installed in 1958 and she actively fished until 1979. She was extensively restored and converted 1980-88 and used privately and as a sail training vessel until the present owner bought her in 2000. 4 berths ex-saloon.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: J Stephen, formerly MacDuff's Boatyard
  • Year: 1932
  • Location N. Ireland
  • Length on deck: 53'
  • Beam: 16'4
  • Draft: 6'
  • Tonnage(TM): 20.3 Gross
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53′ Charter gaff cutter

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Built by Grenna Shipyard, Denmark in 1939 as a fishing boat. She was decommissioned in the mid-eighties, bought by the present family owners and moved to Scotland where she underwent a major refit for charter work. A big powerful working boat that is as close to yacht as you can get, she is the basis of a thriving charter business. Ready to go and work or cruise, this is a rare opportunity to purchase a first class big gaff cutter.

  • Builder: Grenna Shipyard
  • Year: 1939
  • Location United Kingdom
  • Length on deck: 53'
  • Beam: 15'
  • Draft: 8'
  • Tonnage(TM): 19 approx
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Baltic Trader Schooner

£SOLD

Launched in 1982 she was built to the traditional lines of a Swedish Baltic Trader with traditional construction methods and materials, all to Det Norske Veritas A1A standard. Intended for charter work in the Caribbean but mainly used for day charter sailing in the Baltic. 2" Larch on oak frames with a straight laid solid deck. Ford 120hp diesel. Forward and aft cabin with a total of 8 berths. Large open plan saloon through the middle of the ship. Although she is need of some refit work, she appears structurally sound and is a fine looking ship, a very handy size and built very recently. NEW PHOTOS

  • Designer: Axel Gustavsson
  • Builder: Trabatsvarfvet I Monsteras, Sweden
  • Year: 1986
  • Location Sweden
  • Length on deck: 53'2
  • Beam: 17'2
  • Draft: 7'
  • Tonnage(TM): 35 Displacement
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Norwegian Gaff Ketch

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Built in Norway in 1935 as a fishing boat on typical Norwegian Lines with a hint of the Colin Archer design. Trennel fastened pine hull, much of which has been repaired or replaced in recent years. She has undertaken many notable sea voyages over the years proving her self to be a very comfortable and seaworthy vessel. 8 berths in total. Perkins 120hp diesel, 5Kva generator. A very attractive, solid and well proven vessel.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Fleckfijord, Norway
  • Year: 1935
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 53'
  • Beam: 16'9
  • Draft: 6'6
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28 ton Hillyard Ketch

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The biggest of the boats built by Hillyards yard in Littlehampton, This 28 tonner has an enormous amount of interior space. 9 berths in 2 sleeping cabins and the saloon, full headroom throughout. Very spacious engine room with a brand new Beta 75hp diesel. In present ownership for 30 years, in which time she has cruised extensively with a large family. Very capable yacht, designed for blue water sailing with comfort in mind, however she is still capable of fast passages. Tidy yacht with a well documented history, upgraded continuously over the years. there is no other yacht which can match her for volume in this size range.

  • Designer: David Hillyard
  • Builder: David Hillyard
  • Year: 1965
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 51'
  • Beam: 12'
  • Draft: 6'6"
  • Tonnage(TM): 28TM
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51′ Converted MFV

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Converted MFV built by McDuff Shipyard in 1946. Partially converted with some accommodation below including a galley, two heads and two berths. Large deck space with a wheelhouse and integrated deck saloon perfect for coastal cruising. Gardner 6 cylinder marine diesel. Currently used as a day charter boat with a current UK Code of Practice certificate. THIS VESSEL IS NOW BACK IN THE UK FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN AND CAN BE VIEWED IN BRIGHTON MARINA

  • Designer: McDuff
  • Builder: McDuff
  • Year: 1946
  • Location Sussex
  • Length on deck: 51'
  • Beam: 16'6
  • Draft: 8'
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Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter

£SOLD

An original Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter built by Halford of Gloucester in 1899. Her working life was short and she was sold off as yacht in 1907, subsequently voyaging many thousands of miles with various owners. The current owners have undertaken a major yet sympathetic rebuild in recent years and she is now a glowing example of the majestic Pilot Cutters. The recently reduced price reflects the location of the boat, not the condition or general market trends towards Pilot Cutters. We have looked in depth at transporting her home and it is a relatively straight forward process.

  • Designer: W.H. Halford
  • Builder: W.H. Halford
  • Year: 1899
  • Location Canada
  • Length on deck: 50'
  • Beam: 13'
  • Draft: 8'
  • Tonnage(TM): 28 tons Disp.
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Arthur Robb Ketch

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Arthur Robb ketch built in 1959, with 2 major rebuilds since in 1968 and 1979. Powerful bermudan ketch rig gives her good sailing performance. Easy 7.5 knots under engine with the 4 cyl 50hp Lister diesel. Plenty of usable space aboard this yacht with a large sheltered cockpit, full breadth aft cabin with heads and a spacious galley and saloon. Separate fore cabin with heads. Comfortable liveaboard with potential to cruise long distance in comfort and safety.

  • Designer: Arthur C. Robb
  • Builder: ABC Boatyard Ltd
  • Year: 1959
  • Location Hants
  • Length on deck: 50'
  • Beam: 13'6"
  • Draft: 5'9"
  • Tonnage(TM): 27.5T disp
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Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter

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Baroque was owned by the famous Bill Tillman for a number of years and was used as his expedition vessel to undertake voyages to the Arctic where Tillman set out to climb various mountains previously not climbed. Baroque has had a varied career, serving as a pilot boat for the first 20 years of her life and was also commandeered by the navy for duty during World War II. Major rebuild of hull and decks in recent years, she is ready for completion of the project and new adventures

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Hambly, J.
  • Year: 1902
  • Location Sweden
  • Length on deck: 50'2"
  • Beam: 13'6"
  • Draft: 8'6"
  • Tonnage(TM): 32TM
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Replica Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter

£295,000

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"
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