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Colin Archer Gaff Cutter - SOLD

  • Designer: Archer Colin
  • Builder: Djupevaag, Hardanger, Norway.
  • Year: 1979
  • Location Norway
  • Length on deck: 40'
  • Beam: 13'
  • Draft: 6'

REF: 6137

Full Specification

Wooden Ships Comments on this Colin Archer Gaff cutter

An impressive and strong Colin archer gaff cutter type yacht built in Hardanger, Norway in 1979.  Very capable cruising yacht which has been proven with the present owners who have sailed northern Europe, Scandinavia and a long voyage through Suez to the Red Sea.  7 berths including a totally separate owners cabin aft make this a comfortable boat to be aboard.  She is very well equipped and currently cruising around Norway so will be handed over in sailing condition and ready to go.





2” thick oak planking on oak frames, all bronze screw fastened.  Grown oak floors through fastened with bronze bolts.

2 ton iron ballast keel fastened with stainless steel keel bolts, last drawn 2003.


Decks and cockpit

Solid teak deck straight laid and screw fastened to the deck beams.  Caulked and payed with butyl rubber compound.


Low bulwark all round on stanchions mounted through the varnished coverboard in the normal fashion.  Single plank bulwark with varnished teak capping rail.  The capping rail curves down and finishes short of the stem as is usual with Colin archer type boats.  Bronze guard rail stanchions held are mounted through the capping rail.  Large Sampson post solidly mounted through the cover board forward of the bulwark either side as main bow mooring bollards.


Single Sampson post on the centreline takes the heel of the bowsprit.  Bronze gammon iron with incorporated chain rollers.


Self draining cockpit which is extremely well sheltered by the dog house.   Hydraulic wheel steering with emergency tiller steering.

Colin Archer Gaff Cutter




Low coachroof over the saloon with a large dog house aft giving shelter to the cockpit and providing full headroom below.


Coachroof coamings of varnished mahogany with bronze portholes.  Tongue and groove laid coachroof decks.





Gaff cutter rig on keel stepped solid Oregon pine pole mast, new 2004.  Varnished wooden gaff, boom and bowsprit.


S/S standing rigging, 16 yrs old, to external s/s chain plates.


Roller furling jib, hanked on staysail.


2 mast and 2 cockpit winches.



Mainsail (50m2), small furling jib 17m2), jib (15m2), staysail and storm jib (7m2).   All 16 year old Elvstrom sails in good condition.

Watson furling jib (28m2),  new 12 years ago.





Sabb 110hp 6 cyl diesel.  1979.  Borg Warner hydraulic gearbox with twin lever controls.  Centreline stainless steel shaft to 3 blade variable pitch propellor.

Cruising speed 6kts at approximately 7 litres/hour, max 8 kts.   Approx. 4000-4500 hrs running time.



2 domestic  batteries with a total of 450ah.

1 start x 120ah.

Charged from engine alternator or through a charger when connected to shore power.



Fuel:  2 tanks below cockpit, total 700 litres.

Water:  S/S tank, 275 litres.





The interior joinery is made with solid oak which gives a light and comfortable feel to the accommodation.



7 berths including a double in the saloon and a separate cabin aft.



Companion steps down into the saloon from the cockpit.  Large single quarter berth to starboard and entrance to owners cabin on the port side.


Owners cabin is a completely separate cabin with two single berths one above the other and a hand basin with pressurised hot and cold running water.


Chart table to starboard forward of the quarter berth faces outboard.  Galley is to starboard under the deck head forward of the chart table.


Saloon seating to port amidships with a large drop leaf table surrounded by a U-shaped settee.  The table drops down to form a comfortable double berth.


Heads is forward of the saloon.  V-berths in the forepeak.



Heads is located forward of the saloon and has a Portapotti toilet with a hand basin.

Ressurised water system with hot water from an engine heated calorifier.  Grey water drains into holding tank and is pumped overboard with an electric pump



2 burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven.  Stainless sink drains to the grey water tank and has pressurised hot and cold water.  Top access fridge in the galley work surface.






Compass  +  Hand-held compass

Echo sounder

SSB.  VHF.  Navtex.

Simrad radar

Auto pilot

Wind vane





6 man liferaft,  serviced 2012.

7 adult, 3 child lifejackets

2 lifebuoys


2 Fire extinguishers


Ground tackle

2 anchors (1 a Bruce).

80m chain

Electric windlass



10’ Zodiac inflatable

Honda 2.8hp, 10yrs old

Mooring warps



These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.


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