24ft Gaffer, Tamarisk 24, GRP

Price Details

Price: 12,250 EUR  ( £10,800 conversion Oct 12th 2018)
Location: Co Kerry Ireland Co  IE
Make: Tamarisk
Year: 1978
Condition: Sound seaworthy condition
Category: Sail
Class: Gaff Cutter
Keel Type: Full Keel


“North Star” a Tamarisk 24 is fibreglass built, gaff rigged sail cruiser. A tough, serious and capable, cruising yacht heavy displacement with an encapsulated long keel.

She draws 3ft and weighs 3.5 tonne.
She is in excellent condition and is commission for now, October 2018, soon headed for the boat shed for the Winter.

The yard/road trailer is included in this sale. Engine and sails were serviced January 2018.
She has a proven documented cruising history of seasons in the UK, Scotland, and Ireland. Articles having been written in the Irish Cruising Club annual.
A solid seaworthy vessel, comfortable, reassuring and easily handled. She is being sold with a complete cruising inventory… inflatable dinghy, nav electronics, anchor with all chain rode + second anchor, all mooring lines and fenders, all crockery and cutlery, fridge, cooker, heater, sea toilet… etc. Just step aboard!!
A pleasure to live aboard with standing headroom a cosy cabin and all the usual facilities one would expect for extended periods aboard.
She comes with her own yard trailer.

https://youtu.be/Fb2YdyqNNIc      Here is a video which shows North Star under way…..

She is a yacht that draws much attention and enquiry wherever she goes!
Serious enquirers are welcome for a trial sail. The marina fees for Fenit marina, Co Kerry are paid up to February 2019.


Nominal Length: 7.32 m
Length Overall: 9.14 m
Length Of Deck: 7.32 m
Length At Water Line: 6.86 m


Beam: 2.59 m
Draft: 1.04 m
Air Draft: 10.67 : m
Max Draft: 1.04 m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 50 litres
Water Tank Capacity: 50 litres
Displacement: 3.00 Tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 10hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: unknown
Designer: David Cannell
Boat Name: North Star


Hull Material: Fibreglass
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 6: knots


Engine Model: Beta Marine
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: 10HP Beta Marine diesel engine, twin cylinder, mounted under the companionway. Approximately 700 hours work. Last serviced January 2018.
Raw water cooled
Electric start from a heavy duty battery.
Single lever controls in the cockpit.
Shaft driven to a triple bladed propeller
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive

Additional Description

Construction: Moulded GRP with marine ply decks. Self draining aft cockpit. Hardwood superstructure varnished finish.

Decks sheathed and painted cream. Rubbing bands painted yellow, encapsulated lead ballast 1.5 tonnes. Long keel. Draws 3ft 5ins.


Good standing headroom below. 4 berths , sea toilet .
Gimballed gas double burner. 12 v cool box.
manual pump for the galley sink. Storage for fresh stores.
Port side full length L shaped seating berth with leatherette covered cushions.
Book shelving on main cabin sides.
Opening bronze portlights on the coach roof sides. Deck hatch in forepeak.
oil lamps, small gas heater.
All crockery, cutlery untensils etc to be included.

Equipment: fenders and warps

Sails: All varnished timber spars. Mast deck stepped in galvanised tabernacle.
Traditional Gaff rig with tan terylene sails.
Comprising of:
Main sail with 3 reefing points ,Slab reefing
stay sail and jib, on roller furling gear controlled from the cockpit,
a flying jib and a top sail.
All in excellent condition and all valeted January 2018.
4 sheet winches.
Stainless steel standing rigging Running rigging of various materials.

Navigation Equipment:

Tiller steering to a transom hung rudder
Steering compass through bulkhead
Garmin chartplotter
Icom VHF radio with receiver
Raymarine tiller pilot
Echo Sounder. Gauges on bulkhead in cockpit.
GPS swings out on a bracket so visible to the helm.
Safety Equipment: Flares
2 x liferings
Inflatable 2.5m dinghy with oars.
Stanchions with guard wires.