23ft Dauntless clinker wooden Gaffer

Price Details

Price: £6000
Location: Gillingham Marina, Kent GB
Make: Dauntless
Year: 1968
Condition: very good,”In Commission”
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Lifting Keel


Swanti is a much loved and cherished vessel. Very well maintained and sailed by her present owners.
Now very keen SELLERS.
She is in the water in commission, fully rigged out with all her domestics in order, just ready to sail away….bringing with you a sleeping bag and toothbrush!….
She was designed by Sid Latimer and built by the Dauntless Company in 1968 as a hull only. She was finished by an Antiques dealer in Kent,actually only first launched in 1971.
One of her previous owners was the Chairman of the Dauntless Association he owned her for 18 years extensively fitting her out and making her more comfortable for single handed cruising.
Present owner bought her in 2015 and has refitted her in 2014 and subsequently in 2016. In 2017 she has now got a new Voyager gas cooker with over and hob mains electrics 2 x new batteries and the engine has been over hauled.
She is is fine order, well equipped for up to 6 persons, dining.


Nominal Length: 7.01m
Length Overall: 9.14m
Length Of Deck: 6.81m
Length At Water Line: 6.40m

Beam: 2.90 m
Draft: 1.37 m
Air Draft: 7.92 m
Max Draft: 1.37 m
Keel Up: 0.91 m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 40 gallons
Water Tank Capacity: 50 gallons
Displacement: 3.00 Tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 14 hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 2
Cabins: 1
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 6


Builder: Dauntless Company
Designer: Sid Latimer
Boat Name: Swanti


Hull Material: Wooden clinker planked
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 8 knots


Engine Description: 14 hp Beta Marine diesel engine, twin cylinders,

water cooled,overhauled in 2017.
Single lever controls, electric start,Standard 12v alternator, Last serviced in 2016
Twin bladed propeller
Shaft drive


Clinker planked mahogany on oak. Centreboard.
Open aft cockpit, non draining, wet bilge. Concrete blocks for ballast
Marine plywood epoxy sheathed decks, painted cream
Superstructure all mahogany , all varnished.


Step into one open cabin. To port is the Galley facility, with a brand new Voyager 4500 gas cooker and hob. The galley is kitted out with all utensils, pots and pans etc. Stainless steel sink with Hot and cold pressurised water system, two washing up bowls.
The chart table and navigation station.
The saloon has twin opposing settee berths with cushions for back support. over the centreboard box is the dining table.
Through mast deck bulkhead there is a heads to port. forward the bosun’s locker/ wet locker and stowage for the anchor chain, a hatch to the fore deck.
The whole cabin is fitted out in varnished wood and is very pleasing and comfortable.
There is only sitting headroom in the cabin 4ft 10ins. Standing possible at the galley 5ft 6ins in the companionway.
Solid fuel stove for heating


Boat hook
Tarpaulin cover
cockpit table
cockpit seat covers
Traditional Coir rope fenders
mooring lines and warps
deck broom
Brush/ bucket
Various spares
gas locker in the cockpit.


All varnished Spruce deck stepped mast. Bowsprit gaff and boom
Spinnaker pole
Rigged as a gaff cutter: 4 sails: jib fore sail mainsail and spinnaker
all in good condition
Wykeham Martin furler on the fore sail
Mild steel standing rigging. Rope for the running rigging.
Navigation Equipment: Tiller steering
LED navigational lights

Image of HM Queen 1968, A Dauntless Ships Crest, Navy and Army tin advertising sign

Safety Equipment:

2 x fire extinguishers
Life ring
Emergency boarding ladder
1 x electric auto/ manual bilge pump
Manual Whale pump in the cockpit.



Disclaimer: No guarantee is given or implied with regards to specification but descriptions are given in good faith. All vessels sold without warranty or condition to fitness either expressed or implied by status or otherwise. We are relying on information supplied to us by a third party. M.J. Lewis advises that a qualified independent surveyor carries out a full out of water survey