20ft Gaff Rigged Open Day Boat, 1985 with Trailer

Price Details

Price: £2,950 GBP
Location: Heybridge Basin. Essex, CM9 4SD
Year: 1985
Condition: Very good, in commission
Category: Sail
Class: Day sailers
Keel Type: Centreboard


A traditional styled open day boat, inspired by the Edwardian Pilot cutters. Albert and Florence was built as a “one off” stripped plank wooden construction by a retired shipwright, around 1985.

In her present ownership she has undergone an extensive refit. All rigging renewed. Vessel in commission spending the summer on a swinging mooring.
To be SOLD with her road trailer.


Length Overall: 7.16m
Length Of Deck: 6.10m
Length At Water Line: 5.49m

Beam: 2.41m
Max Draft: 1.07 m
Keel Up: 0.61 m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 15 litres
Displacement: 1.25 tonne
Cruising Speed: 4 knots
Engine Power: 4hp outboard
Number of Engines: 1

Passenger Capacity: 4

Builder: Retired shipwright designed and self built her.
Boat Name: Albert and Florence


Hull Material: Wooden , stripped planked 1.5 mahogany. epoxy coated inside and out.
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 6: knots


Fuel Type: unleaded
Engine Description: 4hp, Yamaha outboard, long shaft, 2 stroke fuel, pull cord start. Raw water cooled.
Outboard in good condition recently serviced. 5th May 2019, hung from an outboard bracket attached to the transom.


Reputed to have been built by a retired shipwright from James & Stones Shipyard, Brightlingsea, Essex. Her design inspired by the lines of the Colne Revenue Pilot Cutters. A steady, open day boat with a good turn of speed for keeping up with the Fishing sailing smacks.
She has a centreboard. All up weight 1.25tons which includes the 600lbs of lead ingot trimming ballast sat in purpose built tray.
Open hull 1 inch mahogany strip planked construction. epoxy resin inside and out. with a painted finish. Sheathed up to the waterline. Quarter decks also sheathed and painted. All was refitted and fared during the Spring of 2016. The hull is now watertight ( the old glue in the strip plank process has disintegrated. )
Varnished wooden thwarts and bench seating.
New Oak Samson post.
The rudder and mast have both had stainless steel strengthening.
Equipment: Road/ yard/ storage trailer.
CQR with 100ft of chain and warp
Cockpit cover
fenders and mooring warp.
Kedge anchor & warp.
Solar panel
Boat hook
a sweep
deck brush
Sails: Gaff rigged. Keel stepped mast. Gaff and boom varnished pine…
Bowsprit takes her overall length to 23ft 6ins.
2 x Gibb sheet winches
All sail are in a good condition. Made by Ratsey & Lapthorne material used Tan coloured Dacron.
Gaff Mainsail with slab reefing, Foresail,Stay sail, jib and spinnaker
Roller furling on the head sail
Spinnaker pole
Main sail cover
Rigged all renewed in 2013.

Navigation Equipment:

Tiller steering, transom hung rudder.
Sestral compass
Safety Equipment: Automatic bilge pump
Manual pump.
2 x life jackets.