Oystercatcher 16, GRP Gaff cutter with Aux, 1997Pearl

Price Details

Price: £9,950 GBP
Location: Maldon, Essex CM9
Make: Mayfly
Year: 1996
Condition: Good, continually maintained and well looked after
Category: Sail
Class: Daysailers
Keel Type: Full Keel


A very eye pleasing little gaff cutter, well-built in moulded GRP, and finished to a high standard.  She is easy to handle and a delight to sail.

All the lines are led back to the cockpit, making her ideal for single handed sailing. The accommodation is quite roomy for a vessel of this size.

To be sold with her mobile yard trolley. Pearl is a well-presented example of type, offered at an attractive price. Continually maintained and well looked after.


Nominal Length: 4.88m      Length Overall: 6.71m
Length Of Deck: 4.88m       Water Line length: 4.80m

Beam: 1.93m     Draft: 0.61m
Air Draft: 7.32m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 5 gallons
Water Tank Capacity: 10 gallons
Displacement: 1135kgs
Cruising Speed: 4 knots
Engine Power: 10hp
Number of Engines: 1


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


Builder: Mayfly Classic Boats, Cornwall
Designer: Paul Gartside


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


Inboard, Yanmar 1 GM, 10hp diesel engine approx. 100 hours of use, 1997, Serial number 15251
Single lever control in the copen cockpit.
Stainless steel fuel tank 5galls capacity.
11″ x 9″ propeller on stainless steel shaft. GRP Inspection hatch in the sole of the cockpit.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft driven.


Moulded GRP hull, a straight stem, long keel, transom stern. Teak rubbing strake, trims and toe rails.
Formed lockers/ stowage bins throughout the vessel.
An open Self draining cockpit, aft. GRP formed garage hatch slides forward into pocket coach roof.
4 x chromed portlights fitted into the cabin sides.
Varnished wooden trims of Oak, Ash, Mahogany.  Plywood used for the internal locker tops.
Transom hung rudder,6 laminated wood.
Rubbing strake, wash boards, cockpit locker lid capping’s of varnished hard wood.
Encapsulated ballast steel punching’s approx. weight 500grms.


A single cabin entered through washboards, companionway.
To stb’d, a galley facility, a gas hob.
Wash up bowl. Shelf stowage. Varnished slates up the cabin sides.
Full length vinyl covered berth cushioning. Infill and cushioning to make up a double berth.
Chemical toilet sits amidships between the berths.
Wooden turned compression post in the centre of the accommodation.


A mobile 4 wheeled galvanised cradle for her stowage ashore.

Cockpit cover.
s/s spray hood frame attached to deck head.
mooring warps and fenders
Main anchor with chain and rope, s/s Bow roller.
Cockpit cushioning.
A Paddle, Boat hook, a Booming out pole

Sails & Rig:

Gaff cutter rig.
A retractable bowsprit (alloy).
Deck stepped Aluminium mast. Mast stands in stainless steel tabernacle.
s/s chain plates, s/s wire standing rigging.
Running rigging synthetic material, main sheet, jib sheets and halyards
Alloy deck cleats, Tufnol blocks for the halyards and the sheets.
Jamming blocks adhered to the coach-roof. Plastic shroud protectors.
Battened Cream Gaff main sail with slab reefing, 125ftsq, a main sail cover. Mast hoops.
Cream stay sail with roller furling, Cream No 1 jib Total Sail area. 200 sqft
Navigation Equipment: Laminated wooden tiller.
Brookes & Gatehouse Quad Instrument: measures and displays: speed, depth, log, timer and sea temperature, fixed to cockpit bulkhead.
Hawk wind vane. Clock and barometer. Black anchor ball

Safety Equipment:

Manual bilge pump.
Wooden grab rails on coach roof.
Flares (expiry dates unchecked)
Life belt with light



Disclaimer: Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.