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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 Pilot 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.

Gaff Topsail Schooner


A spectacular traditional sailing vessel originally built as a fishing boat in Denmark and later converted to a charter yacht with a topsail schooner rig. Typical Danish lines with a sweeping sheer and graceful elliptical counter stern. Major refit in present ownership including new engine, systems and tanks, new teak deck, new sails and new main mast plus up to date safety and navigation gear. This vessel is in superb condition and is genuinely ready to go sailing. Commercial licence for 28 day passengers, 12 overnight plus a cargo licence. For sale at an extremely attractive price at the owners request

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Carstensen and Henriksen of Skagen
  • Year: 1930
  • Location Germany
  • Length on deck: 63'
  • Beam: 16'2''
  • Draft: 8'

Pilot Cutter Replica Yacht

£255,000 VAT PAID

Inspired by the lines of a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter and built by the owner, a professional shipwright, over a number of years and launched in 2014. Built from choice materials with all copper and bronze fastenings, her build quality is exceptionally good. She has undergone several seasons of trials and voyages including a round Britain expedition proving 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.

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

Colin Archer Gaff Ketch


Built to original Colin Archer lines and first launched in 2008, completed in 2014. Oak on oak hull, all bronze fastened with lead keel and bronze keel bolts. Gaff ketch rig with Clipper Canvas sails, DAF 120hp diesel. 8 berths with a double aft cabin, large saloon with wood burner. A totally unique ship in as new condition built to a very high standard using top quality materials. Built by one man over 15 years, sadly he is now too old to use her as he had planned. Fantastic opportunity at a very sensible price.

  • Designer: Colin Archer
  • Builder: T Pollmann
  • Year: 2008
  • Location Holland
  • Length on deck: 47'
  • Beam: 16'
  • Draft: 7'6"
  • Tonnage(TM): 30 tons disp.

Sparkman & Stephens Sloop


Designed by K. Aage Nielsen of the S&S office, built in Cuba for a wealthy yard owner in 1942. The owner had big aspirations for his yacht racing career and had a number of successes including beating 'Stormy Weather' in the 1948 Miami Nassau race. Honduras mahogany hull all bronze fastened. 7 berths with much original paneled joinery. A superb elegant yacht with a well documented history, perhaps capable of taking on the big boys in the classic yacht regattas but equally at home cruising with the family. Inspected, photographed and videoed by Wooden Ships in November 2016

  • Designer: K. Aage Nielsen
  • Builder: Remigio Hernandorena, Havana, Cuba
  • Year: 1942
  • Location Cyprus
  • Length on deck: 51'8"
  • Beam: 11'6"
  • Draft: 7'

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

Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter


Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter built at the same yard and in the same year as the large Olga. One of the smallest in the Pilot cutter fleet which makes her no less seaworthy but means she is easier to handle and sail with a small crew. Sailed extensively around Arctic waters in present ownership with adventures in Greenland and Svalbard, recent professional refit with a new mast, lots of deck planks, frames, wiring and other jobs. 7 berths including large double, good headroom throughout. Beta diesel, great rig and plenty of gear. Ready to sail away on the next Tillman inspired adventure.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Bowdens of Porthleven
  • Year: 1909
  • Location Gloucester
  • Length on deck: 38'
  • Beam: 11'6''
  • Draft: 6'
  • Tonnage(TM): 18TM

Luke Powell Gaff Cutter


Lizzie May was the second of Luke Powells boats he designed and built, following on from Eve. Bigger, faster and more elegant, this second boat was a different beast entirely and proved herself as a fast and weatherly vessel, easily managed by 2 experienced crew and with superb lines. Planked in Larch, all bronze screw fastened. 8 berths in total, 2012 Vetus 42hp diesel. Commercial code ticket until recently, could be easily reinstated. A fine looking vessel,easily handled and ready to go, in good sound condition, requiring only a little paint and varnish at present. NEW VIDEO

  • Designer: Luke Powell
  • Builder: Working Sail
  • Year: 1999
  • Location Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 42'
  • Beam: 12'6"
  • Draft: 6'7"
  • Tonnage(TM): 16.5 TM

Claud Worth inspired gaff cutter

£165,000 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.