18ft GRP open Gaff rigged day boat

Price Details

Price: £4,500 GBP
Location: Heybridge Basin, nr Maldon, CM9 5DS Essex
Make: Unknown
Year of Build: Unknown
Condition: Very good
Category: Traditional Sail
Class: Day sailers
Keel Type: Centreboard

Boat Name: Old Success


A tremendously  tough little Gaffer, an ideal picnic boat. She has just been refitted July 2020, re-antifouled and now back in the water.
A white simulated clinker GRP hull. Rigged as a Gaffer cutter with a drop centreplate, The hull was professionally re- fitted / restored  in 2016

and was re rigged to make her a single handed vessel.


Nominal Length: 5.49m
Length Overall: 7.01m
Length Of Deck: 5.33m
Length At Water Line: 5.18m

Beam: 2.29m
Draft: 0.91m
Air Draft: 6.71m
Keel Up: 0.46m
Dry Weight: 1650 kgs
Displacement: 2.00 tonnes

Passenger Capacity: 4

Engine Description: No Engine . There are  outboard mounts on side deck aft quarter for hanging an outboard from.


Simulated clinker GRP displacement hull, double ended. Carrying a gaff rig. Tiller steering with a two part rudder blade.
Professionally fitted out with open fronted stowage caddies -under side decks and forward. Drop centreplate- Centreboard winch.

Open boat with 3/4 decks of sheathed marine ply -painted in cream.  Varnished rubbing strake.
Painted wooden cabin sole boards.
An Open day boat. Varnished hardwood seating for helmsmen and guests. Dry stowage under the fore deck.


Boom crutch
Fitted overall buff canvas cockpit tent cover.

Rig and Sails:

Varnished solid Douglas Fir, mast, boom gaff and bowsprit. All sheets lead back to helm with jammers
Furling drums on the 2 x head sails. White head sails, tan main sail
Galvanised main sail horse.
Varnished wooden blocks, Wire standing rigging synthetic running rigging.

Safety Equipment:

whale gusher bilge pump. Portable suction hand pump.