28ft Spidsgatter, Danish Sloop, A Project.


Price: £2,000 GBP
Location: Saxmundham, Suffolk .GB
Make: Spidsgatter, Danish.
Year: 1927
Condition: An Incomplete project
Category: Classic Sailing
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel, canoe stern


An incomplete project, which needs a last push. Stored ashore, under covers. Owner is very keen to find someone willing and able to complete his project.
She is a Danish double ended Bermudian sloop. Built in Denmark, 1927.
Her original name, Rollo, she was rather famous, as one of the fastest in her Class.
Bought to England in 1952. registered as Saetress, Off No: 185391, Port of registry Cowes , Isle of Wight.
The lines of a Spidsgatter liken to Scandinavian fishing craft. Several different sizes of the Class were built, some rigged as Bermudian and some as Gaffers. Saetress carried a 30msq Bermudian Rig with inboard engine.
Major works carried out on her between 1988 – 90
Keel was removed, new bolts were replaced. Ribs and frames were repaired , refastened and re-caulked. She had new deck beams, a marine ply deck which was then laid. Her interior was completely refitted and the engine, replaced. Coach roofs all re covered , epoxy sheathed…..
1998 Further works were carried out: the last 2 keel bolts under the engine were replaced , new rudder pintels, etc etc.
Present owner bought her as an abandoned project. Much has been done but there is still plenty to complete her and put her back into commission.


Length Overall: 8.53m
Length Of Deck: 8.53m
Length At Water Line: 7.77m

Beam: 2.74m
Draft: 1.30m
Air Draft: 10.36m
Max Draft: 1.30m

Dry Weight: 3 tonnes
Displacement: 3628kgs
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 3
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: Karl Andersen
Designer: Aage Utzon, original lines
Boat Name: Seastress ex Rollo

Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 7 knots


Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Arona, likened to the Italian Lombardini engines.

A twin cylinder diesel inboard engine. shaft driven to a twin bladed propeller. Direct water cooled.
The engine is sited under the companionway, it has remained in situ.
It “turns” but requires re-commissioning.


Single wooden hull and decks, using Red pine carvel planked on Oak frames.
The hull planking has been stripped back, some seams require re-caulking, filling and fairing before repainting.

The planking is in good condition, as are the bulwarks. Underwater seams were been re-caulked, 2021, some seams require re puttying.
Her decks have been renewed with Pine planking, caulked and painted, laid over marine ply.
Cabin coach roof has been replaced with new epoxy sheathed and painted.
Keel bolts have been replaced. 1990 & last two were replaced in 1998. External ballast iron keel.
Summer ’22 the major job was to repair the deadwood of the keel in Iroko, re-fastening the rudder pintels.


The interior is clean and its original layout remains in situ.
2 settee berths plus 2 x pipe cot berths.
Double Gas burner with integral sink.
New electrics have been installed

An example of Class under sail


Anchor, Navigation shape. Tiller steering


Bermudan Sloop Rig.
Deck stepped Spruce mast. Mast requires re-gluing. Painted metal tabernacle.
Rope running rigging. Stainless steel standing rigging.
1 main sail with slab reefing,  2 x Genoas and a storm jib.  All white sails.

Safety Equipment: Push-pit, Manual bilge pump.

Keenly priced at £2,000       ALL Offers will be considered. 

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