20ft Gaff Rigged Open Boat, Road trailer & outboard.

Price Details

Asking Price: £6,000 GBP
Location: Nr. Ipswich, Suffolk
Year: 1985
Condition: Good, in commission
Category:  Traditional Sail
Class: Trailer Sailer, Day boat
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 in 1985.

Her Sale includes: a, Indespension Road Trailer , a 5HP Mercury, four stroke outboard engine with Long shaft, both bought new in 2019.

She underwent an extensive refit 2016-18. All the rigging was replaced.  Vessel kept at home for dry storage over the Winter.

Summer spent on a swinging mooring on the River Alde nr. Southwold, Suffolk.


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

    2019 sitting on her old trailer.


Fuel Tank Capacity: 15 litres
Displacement: 1.25 tonne
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 5hp Mercury four stroke outboard 2019, long shaft
Passenger Capacity: 4

Boat Name: Albert and Florence

Hull Material: wooden stripped planked 1″ Mahogany strips. Epoxy resin coated inside and out of the hull with a paint finish. Epoxy cloth sheathed to the water line and

paint finished.
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 6: knots


Fuel Type: Petrol
Engine Description: 5hp, Mercury outboard, long shaft, 4 stroke fuel, pull cord start. Raw water cooled.
Outboard regularly serviced, new 2019, hung from an outboard bracket (can be raised and lowered) attached to the transom.


Vessel 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 East Coast Fishing Smacks.
She has a centreboard. All up weight 1.25tons, this includes the 600lbs of lead ingot trimming ballast sat in purpose-built tray.
An 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.
Varnished wooden thwarts and bench seating. Iron centre plate, this was shot blasted in 2016.

Blocks and tackle, and a snubbing winch makes the control of the board very easy.
New Oak Samson post, 2016. The 2-part rudder has had stainless steel strengthening bands added. The mast has also had a recent repair to its base.


Indespension “Dipper” Road trailer. New 2019. SAS hitch lock.

CQR with chain and warp
Overall fitted blue canvas tent cover with window and zip up door.
Fenders &mooring warp.
Kedge anchor & warp.
Solar panel linked to a 12v heavy duty battery.
Boat hook
A sweep, a deck brush



Gaff rigged. Keel stepped mast. Gaff and boom & Bowsprit, all varnished pine.
Bowsprit takes her overall length to 23ft 6ins.
2 x Gibb’s sheet winches. A Boom Crutch
Sails are in a good condition, made by Ratsey & Lapthorne in Tan coloured Dacron.
Gaff Main sail with slab reefing, Fore sail, Stay sail, a jib and spinnaker.
Roller furling on the head sail.
Spinnaker pole
Canvas Main sail cover
Rigging, all renewed in 2013.

Navigation Equipment:

Varnished wooden tiller, Transom hung, 2-part rudder.
Sestral compass, Echo Sounder with transducer (not wired in)

Safety Equipment:

Automatic bilge pump
Manual pump.