26ft Albert Strange Gaff Yawl Canoe stern, 1907

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 Image by Gill Moon  

Price Details – REDUCED

Price: £22,950GBP
Location: Woodbridge, Suffolk GB
Make: Albert Strange Design, Professionally rebuilt and restored.
Year: 1906
Condition:  As new, totally restored. New electric engine, not entirely installed
Category: Classic Day boat Sailing
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


Mist was relaunched in 2017, as a nearly new vessel after an arduous 10 year restoration. She was nominated for the Classic Boat Restoration of 2018.

Her professional shipwright owner had saved her from having been sunk in Loch Gare. Scotland. She had been abandoned there and was sat in a dry dock.
She has been beautifully restored and fitted with an electric engine.
Rigged as a Gentleman’s Gaff Yawl, 1906 an Albert Strange design.
One cabin, 2 full length berths, minimal headroom, no heads……
Found to be an absolute delight to sail. She could be put on a trailer


Nominal Length: 8.08m
Length Overall: 9.45m
Length Of Deck: 7.92m
Length At Water Line: 6.10m


Beam: 2.16m
Draft: 1.22m
Air Draft: 9.14m
Max Draft: 1.22m


Water Tank Capacity: 50liters
Displacement: 3.00tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5knots
Engine Power: Equivalent to a 10hp combustion engine
Number of Engines: 1 inboard


Berths: 2
Cabins: 1

Builder: P.McKeown of Belfast
Designer:  Albert Strange
Boat Name:  Mist


Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 8: knots


Fuel Type: electric
Engine Description: Torqeedo – 8hp Cruise 4.0 FP 1251-00 Pod Drive Electric Motor with remote throttle -NEW.

Its electrical installation is still required. New 48v Battery.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Mist is a Canoe sterned Yawl with a long keel, she is carvel planked with Larch on laminated Iroko and American white Oak frames.Painted in Pearl white.
The deck is laid Larch which has been varnished. The superstructure cabin sides is varnished African mahogany.

Albert Strange the designer was an enthusiast for the small boat sailor at a time when yachting was by

and large the reserve of the wealthy and his early designs were for the canoe yawl –

small, engine-less sailing yachts of relatively shoal draft and a pointed canoe-counter stern, a feature which Strange took to ultimate perfection.
“The lines of the stern of a yacht are more important than the bow. The stern must allow the water to run away freely with minimum

drag but also provide the buoyancy required to sustain the crew in the cock-pit and lift her to a following sea.”


Single cabin. with 2 x full size berths. a central table. small galley facilities to port of the companionway, with fitted grill and hob.

Single stainless sink with manually pumped cold water only. On starboard a navigation station with her electrics and a small chart table. Forward of the bulkhead forward
in the fore peak is a sail store. and anchor chain. Accessed via a fore deck hatch.


Collapsible water tanks under each berth.
Both Summer and Winter covers.
Boom crutch
Main plough anchor with new chain.
Small kedge anchor
Fenders and warps.
Boat hook


Rigged as a Gaff Yawl

Keel stepped masts- main and mizzen
All spars are of Stika Spruce: Main & the mizzen masts, the main gaff , mizzen gaff,
Main boom, mizzen boom. the small fixed bowsprit and the bumpkin.
Furling stay sail. Main sail with reefing points .
Total sail area approx 409 sq ft.,  All cream in colour and made by North Sea sails in New condition.
Navigation Equipment: Tiller steering
Safety Equipment: grab rails on cabin roof.