Tyrell & Young GRP Smack Yacht, 29ft Gaff Cutter


Price REDUCED : £25,000 GBP

Boat Name: Wisper
Location: Watermouth Cove,  nr Ilfracombe, North Devon.

Make: Tyrell and Young, Smack yacht
Year launched : 1998
Condition: very good, ” AS New”
Category: Traditional Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full long keel

Interior headroom: 6ft
Berths: 4
Cabins: 2


Length Overall: 13.11m
Length Of Deck: 8.84m
Length At Water Line: 7.92m
Beam: 2.74m
Draft: 1.52m


Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 21hp
Engine Model: Nanni N3 , 3 cylinder diesel engine. Rebuilt in 2009 by Peter Norris, Woodbridge Suffolk.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive
Last Engine Service: April 2018
Batteries: 2 Heavy duty new 2017


Hull Material: Fibreglass moulded hull. Long keel, encapsulated ballast. counter stern.

Teak laid decks, hardwood superstructure bulwarks capping, rubbing strake, cockpit furniture
Hull Design: Displacement   Hull Speed: 8 knots

Wisper has a good 2017 survey, Re antifouled 2019 new anode fitted.

She is stood ashore and presented in a near Boat Show condition.


6ft headroom below.

New 2017, Bainbridge Neptune two burner cooker with oven and grill. Gas locker on fore deck. Fridge

In the fore peak with hatch to fore deck there are two single berths with lee cloths. Amidships “Heads”: 1 Jabsco manual  sea toilet. Opposite hanging space.

In the saloon two opposing settee berths. semi bulkheads. The galley to starboard of the companionway, a chart table to port.

Good standing headroom below especially under the skylight.. Companionway steps descend over the engine. All interior well fitted out with a  painted finish. Hard wood cabin sole.

Single stainless galley sink with manual pump (Cold only). Purpose built wooden drainer and stowage shelves for crockery etc.

Dining table cleverly stowed flat against forward bulk head could also be used as a cockpit table.

Sail & Rig

Rig Type: Traditional Gaff Cutter with topsail,  Varnished hardwood boom crutch

Spars all varnished wooden: new 2017 hollow mast by Collars  ( deck steeped in galvanised tabernacle), solid boom , gaff and bowsprit (lifting).

New standing rigging 2017.

2 x Halyard winches,  2 x Sheet winches, self-tailing. Jib has a Wyckham Martin reefing system.

Main sail: James Lawrence, cream, two sets of reefing points , a  Main sail cover by James Lawrence, 2013

No: 1 Jib: James Lawrence, 2 x Stay sails: 2008 one a more Cruising chute plus the topsail.

Navigation Equipment

Echo Sounder
VHF Radio
Radar Reflector
Navigation Lights: Masthead tri-colour

Safety Equipment

Bilge pump

Deck Equipment

Winter cover
Fenders & warps, boat hook

2017 new pair of aluminium beaching legs