26ft Classic Canoe Yacht, J Pain Clark design, 1902.

Price Details

Price: £7,750 GBP
Location: Pin Mill, Suffolk, GB
Make: Classic Gaff Dayboat with canoe stern
Year: 1902
Condition: Well maintained in good order.
Category: Power
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Lead Bulb


A very attractive Classic dayboat. Built 1902 to a J Pain Clark design.
A Gaff Sloop with a Traditional rig, blocks and tackle.
Small outboard engine used off the side deck . Fixed bowsprit gives her, LOA 29ft.
She has been well maintained and restored by her owner and the Boatyard themselves. She is in good order.
Ashore each Winter, now refitted/ re antifouled, due to be launched to her swinging Summer mooring on the River Orwell.

There is a full  history of the vessel includes a Log of her first cruise, A Builders half model, The Builder’s costs record, various drawings made by the builder.

A number of press and magazine articles ( yachting monthly, Classic Boat and others )


Nominal Length: 7.92m
Length Overall: 8.84m
Length Of Deck: 7.92m
Length At Water Line: 7.01m

Beam: 1.98m
Draft: 1.14m
Air Draft: 7.92m
Max Draft: 1.14m


Displacement: 2.00 tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 2.5hp
Number of Engines: 1 outboard engine


Builder: H E Kennard
Designer: J Pain Clark
Boat Name: Kelpie II


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


Fuel Type: unleaded
Engine Description: 2.5hp Suzuki 2019, outboard, single cylinder engine, 45 hours of use.
Petrol driven pull cord start. Stowed below when sailing.
The engine clamps with a custom bracket to register plate on side deck.
Engine Transmission Description: Outboard


Carvel planked wooden displacement hull, paint finished.
Fixed plate with lead bulb keel.

Teak superstructure coach roof with small fixed portlights.
Deck is 9mm marine ply, sheathed and painted in cream, laid over Kauri pine deck beams.
Small Teak sliding hatch entrance. Open aft cockpit with bench seating.
Tiller steering with a spade rudder. Canoe stern.


Berths: 2    Cabins: 1

A single open cabin with opposing 6ft 6ins settee berth bunks (Being re-upholstered)
4ft sitting headroom.  Forepeak used for stowage, ahead of the mast.
Companionway entrance small sliding hatch over, with a galley unit to starboard.

Orego 2 burner spirit stove
Plates bowls and mugs for four, cutlery, pots and pans.


Tailored winter cover with bespoke steel frame
Bespoke galvanised cradle.
Fenders ( 4 )
Spare cordage and mooring lines
Spade anchor (2 Years old) with 20 M 6 mm chain ( 2 years old )
Plastimo 1.8 M tender with trolley
Berthon oars (1902)

Tiller steering.
Ensign and Staff

Rig & Sails:

A Solid Douglas Fir Keel stepped mast, Boom and Gaff. All varnished finish. A fixed Bowsprit.
Cream sails made by Jim Lawrence of Brightlingsea. : a furling foresail, a gaff main sail new 2019,  Main sail laced on to mast and boom

Main is roller reefing with secondary reef points. All sail controls led to cockpit.  2 x sheet winches

Sail wardrobe:
Main 247 Sq Ft
Jib 129 Sq Ft
Tops’l 40 Sq Ft.
Ghoster 150 Sq Ft.

Navigation Equipment:

Echo sounder
Original Compass
Garmin Montana 700 handheld sat nav with a powered bracket
Hand bearing compass
Icom handheld VHF (old but recent batteries)

Safety Equipment:

Jackstays 2 of, port and starboard
Lifejackets x 2, 2 years old, PLB ( on 1 life jacket )
Emergency boarding ladder ( folding )
Henderson bilge pump
2Kg dry powder fire extinguisher


Disclaimer: 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.