Gaff Rigged Cutter

Restoration started 2003
390,000.00 (Approx £351,487.51)

  • Boat REF#  ·  246470
  • Length  ·  18.90m
  • Year  ·  1898
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 50hp, Perkins (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Mallorca
Boatshed Palma
Boatshed Palma
Boatshed Palma Team

Extra Details

Designer Charles Livingston
Builder Bond of Birkenhead
Lying Mallorca
Fuel capacity 43.0 ltr (9.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 50hp
Engine make and model Perkins (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Drive Other
Prop(s) 4 bladed, feathering
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.5 ltr (0.8 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots


Length 18.90m
LOD 15.30m
LWL 11.50m
Beam 3.30m
Draft Min 2.20m
Draft Max 2.20m
Displacement 13kg (28.7lbs)
Storage On marina


Gaff rigged Custom Wood spars (2005) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2005)


Reefing mainsail Ratsey and Lapthorn - Slab (2006) 2 Reefs
Headsail Ratsey and Lapthorne - Hank On (2018)
Other sails Balloon Jib - Small (2006)
Balloon Jib - Big (2010)
Jackyard Topsail (unknown year)
Flying Jib (unknown year)
Jib Topsail (unknown year)
Large Light Genoa (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Full set of sails for regattas.
Bronze mast and deck fittings for running rigging. Teak pin racks, with bronze belaying pins, abaft the mast. Full set of covers for deck furniture, and cap rail.

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Combination of Pitch and Oregon pine planking. These are fastened to laminated Iroko main frames, using all copper fasteners. Again, laminated Iroko is used for the deck beams, with a teak deck laid on a teak covering board. Chain plates now in stainless steel to better distribute rig and keel loads.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Baby Blake heads

2 burner paraffin Stove


Pressurised water system

Baby Blake heads

2 burner paraffin Stove

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover

Electric MZ Control - 500W/24V windlass
1 anchors
50.00m of chain
CRW dinghy (unknown year)
2.2hp outboard, Honda, Short shaft (unknown year)
Deck furniture restrored as per original plans. All fittings either teak or bronze, again as original. Bronze mushroom vents, and bronze electric windlass.

Nav Equipment


B&G Hydra 3000, and Lowrance GlobalMap navigation electronics.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

She also has an engine - driven bilge pump, operating from a PTO from the main engine.

Broker's Comments

This beautiful vessel was conceived by UK designer, Charles Livingstone, in the late 1890's. Aside from other design achievements, Livingstone was also on the UK Americas Cup committee of the day.
She was built by Bond of Birkenhead, and finished in 1898.
She was engine-less for her first 20 years, and then had a small unit installed in 1920.
Originally rigged as a gaff cutter, she was altered in 1936 to be rigged as a ketch.
There passed some time with sporadic use, the odd trip from the Solway to Northern Ireland, and some training sails with the Sea Scouts, before a period of being used as a houseboat in the late 1960's.
She remained based in the Oban area, until the current owner found her in 2003. At this time, she still had a ketch rig.
She was transported to Mallorca, and restored to her original rig, and splendour, and has been cruised and raced as a family boat ever since. The family are now moving further afield, hence the fact that she on the market.
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 Rory Gillard of Boatshed Palma. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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