Oystercatcher 16, GRP Gaff Cutter inboard engine, “Piggy back” road trailer and launching trolley

Price Details – REDUCED

Price: £6,950 GBP
Location: Nr Ipswich, Suffolk GB
Make: Mayfly Classic Boats
Year: 1993
Condition: good, End of season spent on swinging mooring.Dec’19
Category: Sail
Class: Day sailers
Keel Type: Full Keel


Oystercatcher 16 an attractive Traditional Gaff Cutter is a very neat and complete package with inboard engine, the sale includes her “Piggy Back ” road / launching trolley trailer.

She is a very capable little vessel,which provides tidy accommodation for two persons, comfortably.
She has a current BSS safety certificate until 2021, required for use on the inland waterways.

Presently in her end of season state, December 2019, having just come off her Summer swinging mooring in Aldeburgh.


Nominal Length: 4.88m
Length Overall: 6.10m
Length Of Deck: 4.88m
Length At Water Line: 4.80m


Beam: 1.93m
Draft: 0.61m
Air Draft: 6.71m
Max Draft: 0.61 meter


Fuel Tank Capacity: 25 litres
Dry Weight: 1800 kilograms
Displacement: 1133 kilograms
Cruising Speed: 4 knots
Engine Power: 9hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths:2/ 3
Cabins: 1

Passenger Capacity: 2


Builder: Mayfly Classic Boats, Helston , Cornwall
Boat Name: Frog


Hull Material: Fibreglass
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 7 knots


Yanmar GM10 diesel inboard. She had a full service for the 2019 season.

Sited in engine box abaft the companionway under sliding hatch

Triple bladed propeller shaft driven.


Moulded GRP Hull and decks. Encapsulated ballast keel.
Wooden rubbing strake.
grab rails on coach roof wooden sliding hatch over the companionway.
British racing green hull cream / light blue  non slip painted deck and coach roof.
Open aft cockpit with opposing slated seats.


One open cabin is quite voluminous for a 16 footer. 2/3 berths, Textile covered berth cushioning. Small galley area with parafin stove. Space available for a chemical loo (under the berth)/ Infill.
She has a boom up canopy /tent cover which would cover the whole cockpit area.
Good sitting headroom below. Stowage bags fixed under the fore peak for domestic utensils and gear.
Bronze fixed ports in the cabin sides allow plenty of natural daylight into the cabin.

Sliding hatch and varnished wooden wash boards.

Sails and Rig:

Solid varnished wooden spars.
Fixed bowsprit. Mast deck stepped, sat in stainless steel tabernacle. Gaff Cutter rig.
Main sail with reefing points, main sail cover.

Foresail Wyckham Martin furling gear on the fore sails.

Navigation Equipment:

Tiller steering, transom hung rudder

Target Echo sounder. Through bulkhead compass. Wind vane


Fenders and warps

Manual whale pump in the cockpit.

Grab rails on the coach roof.


On the Broads 2017