27ft GRP Gaff Cutter, Salcombe Trader

Price Details   NOW REDUCED

Price: £43,500 GBP
Location: Afloat a swinging mooring Nr Fowey, Cornwall  GB
Make: Salcombe Trader
Year:  hull:2007  Launched: 2010
Condition: very good, well maintained, Owner builder shipwright.
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


A Salcombe Trader, 27ft Gaff cutter with auxiliary, Beta Marine 29hp, diesel engine. A top quality traditional cruising vessel with character,  a very capable passage maker. She has a ‘Classic/ Traditional’ look with the advantage of a GRP hull and stainless steel fittings. Long keel encapsulated internal ballast. Professionally built hull, totally fitted out and finished by her professional cabinet maker owner. Using top grade materials, fixtures and fittings. Launched in 2010. Offered at an asking price which compares favorably with the Cornish Crabber 30.

Ashore on her trolley, under full covers, included in the sale  £49,500
Fowey, Cornwall, November 2017


Nominal Length: 8.23m
Length Overall: 10.67m
Length Of Deck: 8.13m
Length At Water Line: 7.72m

Beam: 2.90m
Draft: 1.42m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 96ltr
Holding Tank Capacity: 45ltr
Water Tank Capacity: 414ltr
Dry Weight: 7  tonnes
Displacement: 5.00 tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 28hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 5
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 5


Builder: Buccaneer Boats
Designer: B.Pritchard
Boat Name: Mareea


Hull Material: Fibreglass, wooden decks and superstructure.
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 7: knots


Engine Model: Beta Marine BD1005
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Beta Marine BD1005, 3 cylinder, 28 HP with 1174 hours on clock.

100 amp alternator with smart controller, PRM gearbox, Aquadrive coupling, rope cutter

Axiom 3 bladed bronze prop.
Installation of engine behind the companionway  has very good accessibility and sound proofed removable panels.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


A moulded GRP hull by Buccanneer Boats.Entire fit out was carried out by her owner ,professional cabinet maker: Jonathan March. She was launched in 2010.
The fit out is to a very high standard using the best materials and components available at the time.
Internal epoxy encapsulated lead ballast, 3 tons.

Timbers used in the build:
Teak for Sampson posts, cockpit seats, rubbing strake and the galley work-top. Iroko for a bright work, bulwarks, coach roof and cockpit coamings, boom crutch, interior doors & framing
Bronze port lights and winches.
Transom hung rudder with tiller
Custom made stainless steel fittings.

Beam shelf is sikaflex bonded and bolted through the GRP hull.  Marine ply decks were exopy sheathed over and down over the topside’s edge. The overlap was then covered with a teak rubbing strake this too was bonded and bolted through. Finished with 2 pack polyurethane non slip paint.
The coach roof has 25mm of insulation sandwiched between the top and the headlinging inside.

VAT receipts and manuals for all the equipment are kept.


Accommodation for five persons in two cabins. A double berth in fore cabin 2.13m, two single saloon settee berths (which can convert to double) and quarter berth all 1.92m

Headroom in the saloon  1.86m
Iroko dining table which folds out to double width but also folds up against main bulkhead to allow converting side berths to a double with roll out slats.
Solid bi-fold doors to fore cabin and heads compartment.
Force 10 LPG cabin heater. fixed to bulkhead
3 brass oil lamps
HEADS: Separate compartment with Lavac Marine WC and fold down wash basin ( over)
GALLEY: with Nelson Spinflow 1500 two burner LPG hob, oven and grill, gimballed. Teak work-top with a stainless steel sink mounted beneath it, a waste bin and 12 volt Isotherm cool box.
Hot, cold and filtered water taps.
Iroko fore hatch and main hatch.
Vetus saloon hatch and 12 volt extractor vents over galley and in heads
Sited below the cabin sole, water and fuel tanks .
30ltr hot water calorifier heated by both engine and
mains immersion heater on hook up.


Delta 20kg main anchor with 60m chain
Plough anchor stored in wet locker
Custom bow fitting with twin rollers and opening gate for lifting bowsprit
Four Antal bronze sheet winches
Gas locker for 2 bottles
large cockpit locker for fenders, warps, boarding ladder .
Boom cockpit cover, Boom and cockpit mooring cover
Steel trolley/cradle for safe secure layup


Spars are glued spruce made by Collars Ltd.
Delta 20kg main anchor
All blocks, main sheet traveller etc by Harken
Deck stepped mast in Stainless steel tabernacle.
Wooden – Mast, Gaff, Boom and Bowsprit (pivotted  at the bits for raising.)
Sails are all of Dacron material made by SKB Falmouth
Main sail is roller reefed around the boom.

Navigation Equipment:

Lifting tiller with a Raymarine pilot.
VHF Standard Horizon GX 3000E
Sony VHF stereo radio/CD player
Circuit breaker switchboard and switch panel for LED navigation lights and bilge blower.

Engine start battery, 2010, Domestic Leisure battery,3 years old. Both secured down.

Fuel, water and holding tank gauges.
Chart table with under mounted Yeoman paper chart plotter with West Country UKHO folios included.
12 volt bilge pump control
Exhaust temperature alarm
Plastimo bulkhead compass
Brass ships clock barometer and tide clock.

Safety Equipment:

Haztec LPG sensor and control for alarm and remote solenoid switching at bottle.
Henderson manual pump for heads/anchor locker/holding tank with 2 way valves.
Henderson manual pump for galley sink and bilges with 2 way valve.
Whale automatic bilge pump.