15ft 6ins Gaffers & Luggers, Picarooner GRP,1992

Price Details

Price: £3,950 GBP
Location: Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8AD, GB
Make: Gaffers And Luggers     Designer: Martin Heard
Year Built: 1992.   A Full restoration undertaken 2022.
Condition: 85% Restored.
Category: Small Boats
Class:  Sailing Dinghies
Keel Type: Dagger board Keel

Article in Classic Boat Magazine.

  Isadora   “AS IS”

An Example of Type. Photo by SANDY MILLER


Isadora is an Early, 85% fully restored, example of a Gaffers & Luggers Clovelly Picarooner, built by Martin Heard of Tregatreath Yacht Yard in Mylor, Cornwall.
The Picarooner is a sturdy and well-built sea-worthy 16ft gaff rig sailing dayboat, based on the old lug rigged wooden fishing boats that sailed out of Clovelly to fish.

She carries a gaff rig and galvanised steel centre-plate. The Clovelly Picarooner is very easily trailable.
The Picarooner is easily sailed single handed, they can virtually sail themselves!

An ideal boat for a couple sailing together, or for family adventures on inland lakes or on and around the coast.
An outboard well allows for the fitting her 3.3hp Mariner outboard.


Nominal Length: 4.72m
Length Overall: 5.49m
Length At Water Line: 4.50m

Beam: 1.83m
Max Draft: 0.92m
Keel Up: 0.30m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 5litres
Displacement: 317kgs
Cruising Speed: 4 knots
Engine Power: 3.3hp  Outboard
Passenger Capacity: 4


Hull Material: Fibreglass
Hull Design:  Moulded  GRP  Displacement, with dagger board.
Hull Speed: 7: knots


Hull built in 1992.

Hand laid up GRP hull with varnished hard wood trim. A robust hull with bonded lead shot in the shallow long keel.

Marine ply buoyancy tanks with watertight lids. Centre and forward bench thwarts, varnished hard wood.

She has been repainted inside and out, a boot top and re antifouling still required.
Galvanised dagger board with a double purchase block for lowering and raising.
Hardwood sole beams, Slatted sole boards, two larch stowage boxes.
New Tracmarc pads have been replaced. Keel band requires repairing / replacing.
All metal fittings of Brass bronze and stainless steel) require refitting.


Mariner 3.3hp outboard with a trolley for stowage when not in use.

CQR anchor with 25mtr warp and chain.
Pair of oars.
Fenders and Buoys.


Sails & Rig :

All wooden varnished spars. Gaff rig. 2ft fixed bowsprit.
2 x suits of sails:  1 x White & 1 x Traditional tan.
Total sail area 108 sq ft : Main sail : 84sq ft Jib 24sq ft.
Mainsail has been modified to be laced to the mast, with Slab reefing.
All sails have been cleaned and refurbished by SKB of Penryn, replacing sails with new stainless steel eyelets and piston hanks.

Stainless steel standing rigging, Rope running rigging
Box of shackles, fittings and cordage.


Navigation Equipment:

Wooden tiller and transom hung rudder.




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