24ft Tamerisk, GRP Gaff Cutter, new engine much restored, 2023, Joy


Price Details

REDUCED  Price: £15,500 GBP
Location: Faversham, ME13 7BY, Kent.
Make: Tamarisk
Year: 1981
Condition: Completion of a total refit 2021 -23
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


A prime example of these tough little GRP Gaff cutters.
Joy has undergone a massive refit which has taken two and half years.
Works carried out by Alan Staley Wooden Boatbuilder of Faversham, Kent. There’s still a little way to go for her to be fully in Commission.
She was purchased in a very poorly condition in 2020 as a Retirement project.  Due to health reasons her present owner is not able to complete his project and will never take her sailing…….

She must be SOLD…..Presently, stood ashore under cover.


Nominal Length: 7.32m  Length Overall: 9.14m  Length Of Deck: 7.32m  Length At Water Line: 6.71m

Beam: 2.44m    Draft: 0.84m   Air Draft: 9.14m   Max Draft: 0.84m

Fuel Tank Capacity: 50lts
Water Tank Capacity: 100ltrs
Displacement: 4.00tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5knots
Engine Power: 16hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 3
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 3


Builder: North Cornwall Marine
Designer: David Cannell
Boat Name: Joy of St Mawes


Hull Material: Fibreglass
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 9knots


Engine Model: Beta Marine
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Brand new installation of a Beta Marine 16hp, twin cylinder diesel engine. Shaft driven to a triple bladed propeller.
New plastic fuel tank , new engine controls , electric start. Single lever Morse cable. Engine test run only, less than 2hours running time


GRP Moulded Hull in 1981. Dark green gel coat.
An open deep aft self draining cockpit. Teak slatted sole boards.
GRP formed bench seating, topped in Teak and Iroko.
Encapsulated ballast, long keeled.
Decks have been renewed with Marine grade Marine ply which is then sheathed and painted in non slip cream paint.
A substantial amount of the beamshelf was replaced in fibre glass.
Rubbing bands all replaced with new Iroko and varnish finish.
New name boards on her stern.
New wooden top for the garage housing in to which slides the main hatch. A raised cabin coach roof over the saloon, fitted with fixed port lights. 2 x opening ports in the topsides.
Headroom below is restricted to 5ft 6ins less under the fore cabin.
A clear Houdini escape hatch in the foredeck.
Transom hung rudder tiller steering.


The interior has been professionally refitted with Alan Staley in Faversham. Solid wood sealing and grating on the cabin sole.
Bilge all painted out. Custom built companionway steps into the cabin.
To starboard is the Galley facility.
A stainless sink with water pump in, and a manual pump for emptying the bowl, with lid over. Under a removable worksurface is a new a unused gas hob and cooker. Purpose built stowage lockers with custom made removable cutlery / utensil stowage. The gas System safety tested July 2023, un-used. Gas bottled stowed in cockpit in it own vented stowage under the starboard bench.
Berth lengths all 6ft plus….A long single pilots berth runs under the portside of the cockpit. Small dinette with solid wood table top and wooden stowage bench seating.
A custom made wine/bottle rack under the table. 1 x Gimballed oil lamp. Opposite is a short settee. Under the mast deck, a separate “Heads” compartment to port, with a manual sea toilet and a wash basin with cold water pump in and pump out, 2 x separate water tanks filled directly inside the cabin rather than deck fillers. Built in stowage for bathroom equipment.
In the forepeak, a hanging locker starboard, set to port is a large single berth with an infill which fills the whole floor area for a double berth. Large stowage lockers beneath the berth.
New berth cushions and soft furnishings required throughout the accommodation.


A new Buff coloured canvas cockpit cover .
Boarding ladder
CQR Anchor with new galvanised chain. Hawse pipe to anchor locker below in forepeak.
A Rubber bucket.
Fenders and warps
Overall clear reinforced tarpaulin cover.


Sails & Rigs:

Varnished wooden spars, all have been stripped and re varnished.
Running Rigging and Standing Rigging, all replaced with new.
New stainless steel pin rails, custom built and installed.
Metal tabernacle for the deck stepped main mast.
Double metal bow roller fitting attached to her bow for the bowsprit, fixed or hauled inboard when not in use.
Main sail, white, has been valeted, a small Black and White Jib both in sail bags.
2 x New Lewmar self tailing sheet winches fitted to the cockpit sides. 2 original winches attached to the coach roof.


Navigation Equipment:

Navigation lights, anchor light
Anchor Ball
Autohelm unit
A varnished wooden tiller
Eclipse GX1400 GPS
A New satellite navigation system
Standard Horizon VHF
Nasa Echo Sounder

Safety Equipment:

Manual Whale pump in cockpit.
New Stainless steel stanchions deck fitted bases and guard wires.
New stainless steel pushpit, pulpit is original.

Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.