29ft Smack Yacht, GRP, teak deck, Gaff Rig

Price Details

Price: £32,500 GBP
Location: Walton on the Naze Essex GB
Year: 1999
Condition: Good
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


29ft GRP professionally built hull using mould off the Tyrell and Young smack yacht 2000(mould was originally made using the wooden sailing smack “Secret”, as the former).
Between 2000- 2003 she was fitted out, engine installed, all the interior built, teak laid decks, the mast, spars, rig and sails and domestic systems by a professional shipwright owner.

She is now in the hands of another shipwright, so she has been maintained and sailed.
Traditionally rigged as a gaff  cutter. The bowsprit can be easily lifted for marina berths.

Her mast can be easily lowered and it is the same length as her deck so can be stowed on board.

She has never had a topsail. 3 reefs in the mainsail.
November 2018, now ashore and under cover for the Winter.
Viewing still possible by Arrangement.


Nominal Length: 8.84m
Length Overall: 10.97m
Length Of Deck: 8.84m
Length At Water Line: 7.47m


Beam: 2.59m
Draft: 1.14m
Max Draft: 1.14m


Displacement: 4.00tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 20hp
Number of Engines: 1


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


Designers Tyrell and Young

Ship’s Fitter/ Shipwright: Stewart Tolfrey
Hull made by: Jon Wolde Int. Marine Designers
Boat Name: Stuarts Secret


Hull Material: Fibreglass
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 8: knots


Engine Model: Beta Marine
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Beta Marine 20hp, single lever controls. Rebuilt a year ago.
Electric start, diesel fuel
Single fixed propeller Hydraulic box.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


GRP hull long keel, deep forefoot, counter stern.
Teak decks. Teak and hardwood coach roofing and superstructure.
Deck hatches. A well cockpit
2 x lazarette lockers in the aft deck.
Tiller steering


Companionway over the engine. Professionally built interior, beautiful varnished wood throughout. Standing headroom below.

Separate “Heads ” compartment with shower hose from washbasin, Jabsco sea toilet. H & C water. Cabin in the fore peak with a double berth. 2 x full sized pilots berths run either side of the cockpit.
Purpose built stowage throughout.
Galley: single stainless sink H& C mixer tap. twin gas burner with grill. Gas bottle stowage on deck ( holds 2 x bottles)
A gas heater mounted against the chart table. small solid fuel stove outside the “heads.”
Opening Portlights in the coach roof sides. Fore hatch to fore deck
2x gimballed oil lamp (broken glass)
LED small battery lights in the forecabin


20kg CQR anchor with chain
Spray hood.
Cockpit cover
Full overall cover
boat hook
boom crutch and pole stay
fenders and warps.
spare sheets
Ensign holder
Holder in cockpit for a pedestal table. textile covered cockpit cushions.


All wooden mast and spars varnished finish Spruce. Deck stepped mast. Lifting bowsprit. It has had an extra purchase line added for ease of lifting and lowering.
Traditional gaff working boat rig and sails. Jib has Wyckham Martin reefing system the stay sail has no reefing.
wooden mast hoops, sail ties
Standing rigging is galvanised on the whole. Stainless steel wire forestay
Running Rigging synthetic hemp…
Sail wardrobe: Main sail, tan ( 3 reefs)
stay sails x 2 , jibs x 3 , Storm jib. all cream.
4 x sheet winches

Navigation Equipment:

Raymarine Wind speed, Echo sounder and log ( gauges in the cockpit)
Autopilot Furuno aerial, Fishfinder
Raymarine C80 Navtex plotter.
Manuals for all the electronics…..
Silva through bulkhead compass with night light.
VHF radio with speaker under the spray hood
Mooring markers
Stern light, steaming light.
Port and starboard lamps
clock and barometer

Safety Equipment:

4 man life raft.
2 x life ring x beacons with lights
boarding ladder
fire extinguishers
fire blanket
throwing line
grab rails on coach roof.
wooden bungs (asstd)
Large manual Whale bilge pump.