16ft Clinker sailing Dinghy,Gaff rigged open day boat

Price Details

Price: £650 GBP Offers Considered
Location: Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HG
Make: Dadson of Faversham
Year: 1958
Condition: Fair
Category: Sail
Class: Daysailers
Keel Type: Centreboard


16ft Traditional open day boat, clinker construction, Gaff rig.
Centreboard, lead ingots as trimming ballast.
Comfortable for 4 guests along for the outing.
A lovely river pleasure vessel carries a Gaff rig
She is showing her age and really would benefit from a Winters refit.
Kept on a pontoon mooring ” Ready to go, on any tide”.
Benefits from a small outboard on a bracket from the transom.
No trailer. Full overall tent cover.


Nominal Length: 4.88 m
Length Overall: 5.49 m
Length At Water Line: 4.72 m


Beam: 2.29 m
Air Draft: 6.10m. Approx
Centreplate  Up: 0.41 m   Keel down: 1.37 m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 25ltrs
Displacement: 1.00 tonne .Approx
Cruising Speed: 4 : knots
Engine Power: 2.5hp
Number of Engines: 1

Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: Dadson of Faversham
Designer: Dadson
Boat Name: Sirius


Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 6: knots


Engine Description: Outboard engine hanging from a transom bracket.Police protection cover


Clinker planked 16ft sailing dinghy/ open boat. She does have a secure locker forward under the mast/ fore deck.

Open cockpit with stowage lockers athwart the centre line. Centreboard. Locker for a battery and another for the automatic bilge pump.
Painted topsides and antifouling.
Internal wood work stained and varnished..
All wooden spars . Mast is deck stepped on the forward locker.
Aft there is another locker : stowage for the fuel cans.
Lifting floors in the vessel. Overall canvas tent cover keeps the worst of the weather out of the open cockpit.
All timber spar, tired varnish/staining….
Fixed little bowsprit. surround bench seating.


Bench seating within the cockpit and across the centre thwart. Boom crosses above seated head height.
Equipment: pair of oars and galvanised rowlocks.
Boarding ladder.
Fuel containers. battery
Automatic bilge pump.
Two part rudder and tiller. transom hung.

Sails: All wooden spars. Short fixed bowsprit.

Tan terylene fore sail.
White main sail.