19ft Golant Gaffer and Road Trailer, 2009

The 19ft Golant Gaffer is a superb gaff cutter mini cruiser, designed by Roger Dongray, sail number G114 was completed in 2009 by experienced boat builder, Peter Hutchings,

to a very high standard. Firecrest is now reluctantly for sale by the current owner who has now bought a larger boat. She is currently sailed from Conwy in North Wales and is very lightly used.

The boat was constructed with full length Western Red Cedar strip planking (epoxy glue throughout), sheathed in fiberglass cloth.

She has all the traditional charm of a wooden hull, with the low maintenance of a GRP hull She has a lead keel (by Irons Brothers) and Iroko deadwood complete the high-quality hull.

This exceptionally pretty and well admired boat comes with high quality fittings, rigging and sails. She has a 10HP Nanni twin inboard diesel engine with less than 100 hours use.

A Hayling twin axle, galvanised road trailer (purchased new in 2009) with spare wheel, included in her sale.

Firecrest is available for viewing at Deganwy Marina in North Wales.

Hull & Dimensions

Hull form: long keel sloping forefoot

Length on deck (LOD): 5.7m – 18.83 ft

Length overall (LOA): 7.62m –  25 ft

Waterline Length (LWL): 5.4m – 17.83 ft

Beam: 2.12m – 7.00 ft   Draft: 0.89m – 2.83 ft

Displacement: 1497kg    Ballast ratio: 45%

A real credit to her owner and the shipwright. She has the feel and the charm of a Traditional wooden vessel with low maintenance requirements.
Proven sail-ability,  she is exceptionally pretty and well admired vessel comes with her high quality fittings, Traditional Gaff rig and sails.

Sails & Rig

Traditional Gaff rigged cutter. LOA 25ft with a Bowsprit bolted in place to the Bitts (retractable).
A deck stepped hollow Douglas Fir mast by Nobles. Bronze tabernacle
Main sail has 2 reefing lines. Wyckham Martin furling gear on the head sails. Total sail area: 24.6m²
Sails all made by North Sea Sails kept in very good condition. Main sail cover.
Boom and gaff. All associated Blocks and tackle.
Running rigging – Synthetic hemp sheets, Stainless steel standing rigging.


10hp Nanni diesel engine new and installed 2009.
Twin cylinder, raw(sea) water cooled
22litres plastic formed fuel tank
Electric start. Single heavy duty 12v battery new 2021
Shaft driven to a twin bladed propeller.
Last serviced May 2021.


Stripped planked  displacement hull, sheathed with mat and epoxy resin, long lead ballast keel.  Marine ply decks epoxy painted in cream.

Open aft cockpit with seating and tiller helm position, ample room for 4 persons. Clear epoxy finish.

Cockpit lockers and superstructure constructed out of Marine ply and epoxy coated. Fore deck with fore hatch. Cabin with sliding hatch and wooden washboards.

Companionway step over the engine. Teak trim.


Single cabin with dropleaf table on the centre line and twin opposing settee berths. both 6ft in length with trotter boxes to extend into the forepeak.
Sitting headroom under the coach roof.
Chain locker / hanging stowage on hull sides. A Porta-Potti seated under the fore hatch with privacy curtaining.
Galley area to port with an Origo double burner paraffin burner
12v Cabin lighting.  4 x 230v sockets.

Gimballed oil lamp.

Portable mains hook up reel. with blue shower power plug, 230v.


Overall fitted deck and cockpit covers, forehatch cover.
Hayling Twin axle road trailer with spare wheel. PVC covers on the 4 x upstands.
CQR anchor on 15m 6mm chain and 20m rope. Hawse pipe fitting on foredeck to the chain locker stowage in the forepeak.
Deck brush,bucket and sponge, Boat hook
Mooring warps, fenders
Beaching legs

Navigation Gear

Tiller steering.

Standard Horizon DCS VHF radio.
Chart table with charts.
Clock and barometer
Tack tick wireless instruments (visible gauges in the cockpit Cabin Bulkhead.) it provides the data for compass bearing,  depth, speed and Sea temperature. The unit could be configured to give wind data but this would require a wire less anemometer
Lopolight navigation lights

Safety Gear 

Fire extinguisher.
manual bilge pump.
2 x lifejackets and harness