33ft Gaff Cutter, Wildfowling Hub, 1908

Price Details

Price: £19,950 GBP
Location: Heybridge Basin, nr Maldon, Essex GB
Year: 1908, major remodelling  in 1924
Condition: Good
Category: Power
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


This is a very substantial vessel. Presented in good working order, “in commission” and ready to go.
In her past she was used as a Mother ship, the Hub for Wildfowling Parties.

The smaller duck Punts were stowed aboard on her generous deck space. Her large Saloon provided a warm / dry safe haven

and there were actual gun racks on the coach roof combings.


Nominal Length: 10.06m
Length Overall: 10.97m
Length Of Deck: 10.06m
Length At Water Line: 9.75m


Beam: 3.81m
Draft: 1.37m
Max Draft: 1.37m


Displacement: 12.00tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5knots
Engine Power: 35hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 6


Builder: Drake Bros
Boat Name: Tullagorhun


Hull Material: Wood, Iroko on oak.
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 9: knots


Engine Model: Volvo Penta
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine sited under the enclosed wheelhouse. Electric start. Hydraulic steering from the wheel steering helm position, under the shelter deck over the open deep cockpit aft.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Vessel built 1908. Carvel planked of Iroko on oak frames. Heavily laid decks with an oiled finish.
She was originally built as an open boat?.. In 1924 a massive remodelling was completed and then  she was decked out with a coachroof over the accommodation –

A Saloon and enclosed wheelhouse were added. The helm position is in the open deep cockpit aft under the shelter deck.  She has a fulled fitted awning to enclosed the cockpit.
Transom stern from which the large rudder hangs, 2 x hydraulics pumps aid the steering of the vessel.


Wide decks step into the open aft cockpit with helm position and bench seating for guests. Step into the enclosed wheelhouse with a large chart table, set over the engine bay. Step down into the Saloon, a very beamy room with a pot bellied stove , wooden cabin sole, against the forward bulkhead, around the mast into the fore peak. Either side there are 2 full length settee berths under the side decks. There is a central butterfly hatch in the coach roof. On both sides of the cabin there are worksurfaces for the galley facilities.A single sink and drainer on one side with fridge under opposite is the microwave and kettle.
A large double berth occupies the whole fore peak area.
Purpose built stowage lockers for the sails under the mast deck and a separate “Heads” compartment,

Headroom of approx 5ft 10ins in the Saloon, lower in the fore peak. A large deck hatch to the fore deck.


Outboard engine.
Boarding ladder.
Spare tiller
Deck Brush and Bucket.


Keel stepped wooden mast and spars. Retractable bowsprit. Gaff cutter rig.
New sails by North Sea Sails, brand new Main sail and stay sails.
The jibof an unknown make, in good condition. All traditional blocks, warps/ sheets, tackle and splicing.
Tufnel winches sited on the side of the wheelhouse with stoppers, for controlling the head sails.
Canvas main sail cover.

Navigation Equipment:

Garmin GPS
Clipper Echo sounder
Clock and Barometer

Safety Equipment:

Pushpit, pulpit ,stanchions with guard wires and netting around the decks.
Horseshoe life buoy
Grab rails on coach roof.