16ft Clinker sailing Dinghy,Gaff rigged open day boat

Price Details

Price: £500 GBP
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:  Honda 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.


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.