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Gaff Rigged Cutter

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Boat REF# 160446
This boat has been sold
Length 8.00m (26'3")
Year 1961
Construction Clinker
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 3
Engine 1 x diesel 25hp, 1.5 BMC 4-Cylinder (unknown year)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Designer John Leather
Builder William Wyatt, Mersea Island
Lying Essex
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Fuel capacity 22.0 ltr (4.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


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Engine 1 x diesel 25hp
Engine make and model 1.5 BMC 4-Cylinder (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3-Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


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Length 8.00m (26'3")
Beam 2.48m (8'2")
Draft Min 1.29m (4'3")
Draft Max 1.29m (4'3")
Headroom 1.77m (5'10")
Storage On marina


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Gaff rigged Wood spars (1961) with Galvanised standing rigging (unknown year)


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Reefing mainsail - (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Topsail (As New) (unknown year)
Jibs x 2 (unknown year)

Sails are in serviceable condition.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction Clinker
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Wooden Clinker Hull - Larch on Oak Frames.
Bowsprit is 12ft long and can be retracted back on deck for berthing.


Total # of berths 3
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cabin heating tick

Cabin Headroom 5'10"/FWD Cabin 5'4".
Basic heads - see photos.
Log Burner.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Oil Lights Full Set.

Deck Gear

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Sail cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
1 anchors
20.00m (65'7") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of rode
10ft Wooden Clinker (GRP Sheathed) dinghy (1961)
(Hard Dinghy)
2hp outboard, Seagul (Requires Servicing) (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

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Life buoys tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

Fire Extinguisher.

Broker's Comments

Built in 1961 by William Wyatt of West Mersea to a John Leather design this is a lovely Gaff Cutter. She is nice and tidy and we are told by her owner that the hull is good too, she certainly looks a solid well built boat.
Appointments to view can be arranged in advance 6-days a week directly with the Boatshed Essex office.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Gaff Rigged Cutter has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.