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Maurice Griffiths Roach Class

  • Designer: M Griffiths & FW Shuttlewood
  • Builder: Shuttlewood & Sons, Paglesham
  • Year: 1965
  • Location Brittany
  • Length on deck: 27'7"
  • Beam: 8'8"
  • Draft: 3'9"
  • Tonnage(TM): 6.7


REF: 5056

Full Specification

Wooden ships comments on this Maurice Griffiths Roach Class



Maurice Griffiths RMaurice Griffiths Roach Classoach class cutter built by J W Shuttlewood & Sons, Paglesham 1965

Major  refit by Dolphin Quay Boatyard 2002/2003


Iroko planking on Canadian Rock Elm timbers, in excess of Lloyds scantlings

Laid Teak foredeck,  doghouse, side and poop decks, Coelan varnished,

Coach roof flush deck resheathed with glass/epoxy 2003.

New gunwhale cappings and cockpit locker fronts 2002/3.

Cast iron long keel and internal lead trimming ballast

Transom-hung rudder, new bronze gudgeons and pintles 2007.


Cutter rigged on varnished spruce mast stepped on deck with SailSpar furling jib.

New standing 6mm stainless rigging, all new bronze bottle screws and stainless bobstay and bumpkins stays, new bronze bobstay bolt,  custom new bronze chainplates 2005.

All new running rigging 2005,

New ash blocks.



staysail and storm jib (orange)  by Ratsey and Lapthorn 2004.

New yankee jib  and flying light airs genoa 2005 by Ratsey and Lapthorn.

Mainsail serviced by Ratsey and Lapthorn 2005, slab reefing with 3 reefs, new beeblocks, winch and clutches 2005.



2 Lewmar primary winches.

New bronze main sheet horse 2005.

New bronze Harken mast and boom winches 2005.



2 berths via optional boards or V double infill in forecabin.

One full length and one child’s berth in saloon.

All new upholstery and foam 2005.

Pine sole with mahogany forepeak sole.

Solid fuel stove with demountable chimney and deck fitting.

Heads open to either saloon or forecabin with factory reconditioned Baby Blake sea toilet.


Primus 2 burner paraffin stove with brass heatshield over and pan clamps.

SS sink and Brass water pump.

Sony radio and CD with speakers in mahogany boxes.

All new upholstery and foam 2005.


3 oil lamps with heat shields, and brass halogen saloon lamps plus electric chart table lamp and bunk lamps in the forecabin.

Large circular heatshield to doghouse for Tilley lamp.


Yanmar 2GM20F installed 2003, 200 hours.

Aquadrive, shaft, shaft knife and two-bladed propeller, all new 2003

New 110 litre diesel and water tanks with electronic gauges by Tek Tan

Two 105 A/H batteries, 2003 plus 30 watt solar panel via regulator.

All new tinned wiring, including mast,  circuit breaker panel, voltmeter.

Engine has been recently serviced.



Garmin GPS


AIS receiver,

Raymarine Log and Sounder with Bronze transducer.

Simrad autopilot and Bronze custom pedestal 2004


Ground tackle

25 lbs CQR anchor to 50m 8mm chain, spliced to 12 mm Octoplait

Kedge to chain and Octoplait warp

Simpson and Lawrence manual anchor windlass

New 6man liferaft 2012.


The present owner purchased her in 2011 and sailed her around the Brittany coast.  Routine maintenance of painting, varnishing and antifouling, engine servicing and rig servicing has been carried out.  An addition to the family forces him to sell.

2011 survey available upon request.


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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