22ft Classic Gaff Sloop 1900’s

Price Details

Price: 10,000 GBP
Location: Nairn, Scotland
Year: Unknown. 1900’s
Condition: Very good, well maintained
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


A perfect Classic pocket cruiser with proven sail/ seagoing capabilities. Kept in fine fettle, well maintained and looked after. Extensively cruised the coasts of Scotland and the Irish Sea. Isle of Man. She is to be sold with her full and extensive inventory of gear.( For both when in commission or ashore)
The hull is thought to be over 100 years old, designer / builder unknown she has the lines of a vessel pre 1930’s yacht.
Originally built as an open sail boat with centreboard. In the 1960’s a cabin was added and a cabin was fitted out, around the same time her first engine was installed. The centreboard was removed and a long iron external ballast keel was added.
She won the round the island race in 1957 ( Isle of Man)  she has more recently returned to these sailing grounds . Current owner bought her in 2009, set her up for extensive cruising and she had done all that he now wants something a little more sedate with creature comforts.


Nominal Length: 6.71m
Length Overall: 7.92m
Length Of Deck: 6.71m
Length At Water Line: 6.25m

Beam: 2.13m
Draft: 1.22m
Air Draft: 6.10m
Max Draft: 1.22m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 20litres
Water Tank Capacity: 15litres
Dry Weight: 2.8 tonnes
Displacement: 5.0tonnes approx
Cruising Speed: 4 knots
Engine Power: 10hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 2   Cabins: 1



Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Inboard engine sited under companionway/ cockpit.
single cylinder Yanmar GM10 last serviced 15th January 2018.
Engine hours approx 1500 @ 100 per annum. Installed new 2005.
Electric or manual start. Engine panel with alarms
Shaft driven with a Darglow feathering propeller.
Integral gear box, forward neutral and reverse, water cooled. Tiller steering.


Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 7: knots


Displacement hull. Carvel planked in good quality materials of Pitch pine on oak frames. The hull is at least 100 years old, originally built as an open sail boat with a centreboard.
The coach roof and cabin of mahogany, cream painted was added in the 1960’s when she was then kept in Lancashire, David Moss, then an apprentice carried out the work. The centreboard was replaced with a long external ballast keel. Additional internal lead trimming ballast.
Decks are of marine ply with a painted finish. ( Blue grey colour),

Deck Gear:

Sampson post, cleats, bow roller, 2 x mooring cleats and fair leads on the stern deck. Jack stays
Accommodation: One open cabin. open aft cockpit.
A sliding main hatch and spray hood were installed by the present owner. allowing for standing in the companionway whilst cooking.
There are two full length, wide settee berths with stowage below. Leatherette fabric covering on the berth cushions, sitting headroom only in the cabin.
A small de-mountable dining table is fixed to the coach roof. Forward is left open used as a Bosun’s store. Box for the “heads” sited under the fore hatch.

There 7 port lights in the cabin sides giving a light airy environment below.
1 x gimballed parrafin lamp and 12v cabin lights.
Either side of the engine box there is a single removable sink with manual Fawcett water pump. 15litre plastic fresh water containers.
Opposite a Taylors spirit stove double ring burned and grill.
A demountable seat to use whilst working in the galley. Fitted stowage for food and kitchen utensils, cutlery etc.
A cockpit table / lazerette door when stowed away.


A pram spray hood ( folds over and protects the navigation gear)
&ft Avon inflatable dinghy foot pump and pair of wooden oars.
Rocna 10kg anchor with 45m of anchor chain.
Folding Grapnel anchor with 2 metres of chain
Pair of Beaching Legs with feet and 2 x bracing ropes.
Mooring warps and fenders
mainsail cover , Boom tent cover over the cockpit. Overall cover for use when afloat. . Large reinforced transparent cover for use in the yard set over a frame.( work can be carried out onboard.
4 x Adjustable galvanised yard props.

Additional items to the inventory currently on the vessel :
Throwing line
Sea Anchor
50m heavy warp.


Keel stepped mast varnished solid pine with Iroko foot .Varnished pine gaff and boom spars. A fixed bowsprit with Wykeham Martin furling gear. Removable tiller.
Rigged as Gaff rigged sloop, two jibs ( large and small) adjustable Bowsprit traveller to suit. Adjustable jib fair leads.
Sails replaced 2012. All now tan Terylene made by Jeckells in good used condition.
Slab reefing in the main sail
Galvanised standing rigging, serviced in 2017, running backstays.
English Braids running rigging. 3 x halyards , 3 x flag halyards 1 topping lift.
Sheets: 2 x jib sheets. 3 point main sheet and blocks. 2 x handed Tuffnell sheet winches

Navigation Equipment:

Garmin chart plotter,GPS MAP 620 with Electronic maps for her cruising grounds:
Scotland, East and West, Isle of Man and the Irish Sea.
Depth & water speed log read out separate display
positioning COG and SOG
Plastimo hand held compass or fixed to a stand in the cockpit.
Safety Equipment: Dual electric bilge pumps
1 x manual bilge pump.
Lazy Jacks
2 x Safety ladders ( Port and Starboard).
Fire blanket
3 x Fire extinguishers ( 1 x Automatic in the engine space).