27ft Clinker Gaff Cutter, French built 1880’s

Price Details

Price: £4,500 GBP
Location: Felixstowe Ferry, Essex. GB
Make: Unknown
Year: 1880’s
Condition: good, requires commissioning
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


A Traditional gaff cutter, possibly built in France 1880’s. Later used in Cornwall as a half-decked fishing boat until the 1940s, then converted to a two-berth pleasure yacht.
Extensively renovated 1992. Regularly sailed since on East Coast rivers. Constructed of Wych Elm on Oak, clinker construction with a counter stern.
Open aft cockpit.
Traditionally rigged, Full suit of sails, including topsail on Cornish yard.
Recently installed a reconditioned Yanmar 10hp inboard diesel engine.
Stored ashore undercover.


Nominal Length: 8.23 m
Length Overall: 8.38 m
Length At Water Line: 7.47 m


Beam: 2.34 m
Draft: 0.81 m
Air Draft: 9.14 m
Max Draft: 0.81m


Displacement: Unknown but heavy for her size!
Engine Power: 10hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 2
Cabins: 1
Passenger Capacity: 3


Builder: French ? 1880’s
Designer: unknown
Boat Name: Xebek


Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement


Engine Model: Yanmar
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Engine sited under, bridge deck.
Reconditioned engine 10hp Yanmar inboard. Installed recently.
Shaft driven, single lever controls, electric start.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive

Additional Description

Construction: Clinker planked hull of Wych Elm on Oak frames. Counter stern. Fixed long keel
shallow draft of just 2ft 8ins.
Open aft cockpit painted finish, cockpit cushions.
Accommodation: Small cabin forward with twin berths. berth cushions
Equipment: cockpit cover
Sails: Gaff rigged cutter
Traditional rig, galvanised wire standing rigging.
Tan mainsail, 3 reefing points
White fore sail reefing gear.
Top sail on a yard.
Wooden mast and spars with bowsprit
Navigation Equipment: Tiller steering
Clock and barometer
Safety Equipment: Life ring
Grab rails