30ft Gaff rigged Prawner, 1901

Price Details

Price: £11,500 GBP
Location: Gillingham, Kent GB
Year: 1901
Condition: good
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


Ploughboy is a well known Prawner ( Nobby) she was campaigned here is Essex and Kent, some years ago, she was then Sold back to her home turf. Then a few years ago she was transported back down to the South East, Kent where she is presently kept.
Built by the renowned shipwrights of these ex working vessels, Morecombe Bay Prawners, at Crossfields of Arnsides 1901. She is an historic vessel and has a complete documented history of her life, from work horse to training ship in WWII.
Last major overhaul was carried out in 2007 at this time a new Beta Marine engine was installed. She was stripped back to bare, new rudder , new stern post and one new plank…More recently she has had new upholstery, new running rigging, all the blocks replaced, new pin rails.. and the addition of a GPS


Nominal Length: 9.00m
Length Overall: 11.58m
Length Of Deck: 9.14m
Length At Water Line: 7.92m

Beam: 2.44 meter
Draft: 1.37 meter
Max Draft: 1.37 meter

Cruising Speed: 5knots
Engine Power: 20hp


Berths: 4
Cabins: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder & Designer: Crossfields of Arnside
Boat Name: Ploughboy


Hull Material: Wood Carvel planked Larch on Oak.
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 7: knots

Engine Model: Beta Marine 20hp
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Carvel planked Larch on Oak…long keel , rounded counter stern, deep cockpit aft. tiller steering wooden mast and spars.
Traditionally rigged as a gaff cutter with bowsprit..


One open cabin
A double berth in the fore peak. twin opposing settee berths in the saloon  6ft 4inch long).Galley area to port of the companionway a small chart table and Navigation station to starboard.


new GPS 2016
Tradition rigging blocks and tackles.
Deck scrubbers, a bucket…..
Boat hook, fenders, warps .
Sails: Full suit of sails – all white, new working jib 2015
Main sail with slab reefing points,
Fore sail, jib and a top sail.