26ft GRP Gaff Cutter, Falmouth Work Boat lines, 1978


Price Details

Price:  £15,000 GBP
Location: nr Greenwich, London, UK
Make: Falmouth Gaff Cutter
Year: 1978
Condition: Good and continually maintained
Category:  Traditional Sail
Class: Classic
Keel Type: Long Keel


Ro An Mor a well-maintained composite gaff cutter,  a robust GRP moulded hull with a wooden deck (painted epoxied marine ply and decks beams).

Her lines taken from the Falmouth working boats, Warrington Smythe/ Frank Agall . She was one of the first of her design built in 1978 by Treve Marine in Penryn, Cornwall.
She is presently kept afloat on the River Thames, found to be ideal for coastal cruising and the Thames estuary sailing.

Old Gaffers Association Member No 843 : https://www.oga.org.uk/boat_register/index.html

SSR Registered No: 06786

In June- July 2022, she went through Holland via the ‘mast-up’ route. She’s been regularly sailed between London and the East Coast.

August 2022, she went ashore for a refit / repaint./ re-antifoul.

In her present ownership for 6 years,  being used weekly, in sailing events from the Greenwich Yacht Club.  To remain in commission throughout the Winter,.
Viewing by arrangement…..


Nominal Length: 7.92m
Length Overall: 10.97m ( includes 16ft Bowsprit)
Length Of Deck: 7.92m
Length At Water Line: 7.01m

Beam: 2.44m
Draft: 1.35m
Air Draft: 9.14m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 45litres
Water Tank Capacity: 15 litres
Displacement: 5.00tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5knots
Engine Power: 28hp
Number of Engines: 1


Sailing on the Orwell, mid grey topsides. 2017


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


Builder: Treve Marine, Penryn
Designer: Warrington Smythe / Frank Argall
Boat Name: Ro an Mor

Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 9: knots


Engine Model: Beta Marine B-28, 2007
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: 28hp BETA DIESEL ENGINE supplied by Seapower Marine in July 2007.
Sited under the companionway step in. easily accessed, single lever control.
New (2022), 16 inch bronze propeller. Engine serviced regularly (most recent August 2022). Tachometer and warning lights.
Steel fuel tank (approx. 45 litres). Cleaned June 2020.
Fuel consumption 1.5 litres/hour at 2000 rpm.
Stern gland re-packed, Cutlass bearing re-sealed both in August 2022
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive



She is one of the first GRP composite versions of the Falmouth Working Boats.  Straight stem, transom stern, long keel, (encapsulated lead). Transom hung rudder blade.
Ro-An-Mor was built over a mould using the C-flex system of fibre glass and matting, (a system adopted by the French Navy and American One-Design fishing boats).

The results are a sturdy hull between 12 -25mm thick.
Traditional timber deck structure and beams with marine-plywood deck, fibre glass sheathed and painted. Keel bolts checked in 2020.
Traditional interior fit out accommodation for four in two cabins.


Open aft cockpit with bench seating. Varnished wooden washboards with 2 x vents, a secure sliding hatch over the companionway, step in over the engine box.

Two large stowage areas, run aft under the cockpit.
Cabin is well presented, clean, light and airy. Wooden varnished features, trim, stowage cupboards and drawers for the galley. White enamel painted hull sides
To port is the Nav station, radio on starboard (mounted at the deck head). Both galley and nav station are sited under the dog house cabin with portlights viewing both decks and forward, here there is standing headroom. Going forward the accommodation is then under the deck level ( headroom restricted to sitting approx 4ft.). The mast passes through the cabin and sit on her keel.
Saloon with upholstered port and starboard settee berths (7ft and 6ft berth lengths)
A well naturally  lit cabin with classic Butterfly hatch over.
Galley has a Plastimo Calor gas double burner hob with grill. (2008). 15 gallons freshwater capacity in Seaflex tank, manual pump. Koolatron cooler chest.
Fore cabin has two single berths, with “infill” makes up to a generous double berth.  Berth cushions, dry stored ashore.
Marine Jabsco toilet, sited under the forward berth, infill space, hinged lids over the facility.  Seacocks replaced 2020.
A Solid fuel stove attached to the mast deck bulkhead in the saloon, a Privacy curtain between the 2 cabin areas.
Fore hatch to deck.  12v cabin lighting throughout the accommodation.  Painted cabin sole boards. Chain locker in forepeak.

Deck gear and Equipment:

Ifrans Royal Anchor Winch (manual)
2 Lewmar ST15 chrome self-tailing winches
2 staysail winches
New (2021) heavy duty cleats and fairleads, four winch handles,
Sundry blocks and lines, spare sheets

Boat hook.
Mooring warps.
CQR Kedge Anchor
25lb Danforth Anchor (new 2007), with 45m 5/16th chain,
Ensign and staff with holder.
Pair of drying out legs

Rig and Spars :

30ft Solid spruce varnished, keel stepped mast, Boom and Gaff, a new 2022 solid bowsprit, fixed and sat in bitts.
Traditional gaff cutter rig: 557 sq ft main sail, 690sq ft in total.
Gaff, 14ft 5ins, Boom, 16ft 6ins,Bowsprit, 16ft 5ins
Standing rigging in galvanised steel, variously replaced in 2004 and 2009. Stainless-steel bob-stay.

Wooden dead eyes, Synthetic hemp running rigging. New halyards in 2009. Lazy jacks for ease of lowering the main sail.
Jibs on Harken roller furlers.
New Barton fiddle blocks for backstays, 2022.
Boom Crutch.

SAILS: two jibs, two staysails (Tan Clipper, new 2008) a Top sail (red)
A large main sail and medium main sail. ,
A canvas main sail cover, cockpit tent cover extends forward over the coach roof.

Navigation Equipment:

Tiller steering.
Garmin GPS
Nasa Depth Sounder
Nasa VHF Radio with AIS and DSC
Magnetic compass
Full navigation lights.
Bulkhead mounted clock and barometer
Raymarine ST2000+ Tiller pilot (serviced 2022)
Safety Equipment: Boarding ladder
Handheld horns x 2
Bilge pumps x 2: One automatic, one manual
Tri-light at mast head.
Fire extinguisher.
Fire blanket
Emergency tiller
Grabrails on coach roof.
Clip on life lines.


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