Tela 16, GRP Gaff rigged day boat with Road Trailer.

REDUCED  Price Details

Price: £6,950 GBP
Location: Nr Heybridge Basin , CM9 4DS, Essex GB
Make: Saltern’s Boats
Year: 2010
Condition: very good
Category: Small Boats
Class: Sailing Dinghies
Keel Type: Lifting Keel


Sea Holly, a Tela 16 built to order by Saltern’s Boat Builders in 2010. She has been lightly used from a local sailing club.

Her sale includes:

a 2.3hp long shaft outboard engine, 2010,complete rig with gaff mainsail, varnished wooden spars Spars by Collars

A Sovereign galvanised road trailer.

A GRP moulded open boat hull with 3/4’s  decks, fitted out with wooden gunwales, cabin sole, slated seating and thwarts (oiled hardwood).

A lifting keel takes her draft to 4ft set into a moulded GRP casing.   A wooden rudder with tiller is hung from her transom.
The mould for this class of vessel was taken from a 1910, small wooden pilot vessel operating in the Bristol Channel at the time.

Sea Holly is now refitted for the new sailing season 2019: Re-antifouled, Topsides re-polished. Spars re-varnished.

Hardwood trims and cabin sole all re-oiled. Brightwork re touched where necessary. Sails all laundered. Outboard serviced.
Mast stepped, Summer cockpit cover on and she sits on her serviced road trailer.
She is “Ready to Go”


Nominal Length: 4.88m
Length Overall: 5.72m
Length Of Deck: 6.53m

Beam: 1.68m
Draft: 1.22m
Air Draft: 5.49m
Max Draft: 1.22m
Keel Up: 0.36m
Keel Down: 1.22m


Displacement: 560 kilograms  ( includes the 200kgs encapsulated lead ballast )
Cruising Speed: 4 knots
Engine Power: 2.5hp
Number of Engines: 1

Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: Saltern Boats
Boat Name: Sea Holly


Hull Material: Fibreglass
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 5: knots


Engine Model: Honda BF 2.3 Long shaft
Fuel Type: unleaded petrol
Less than 100 hours running time. Dry stored, regularly serviced. New 2010. A designated shallow well made for the body of the engine to sit in the aft deck. (appox 10cms deep.)


Saltern’s moulded the hull. Tela 16 is an Open day boat. with slated bench seating. Pale blue gel coat on topsides, cream interior. Bronze deck fittings
GRP  decks, pale cream coloured gel, buoyancy tanks, stowage locker which can be secured with a padlock.

Dry stowage forward under the fore deck, Block and tackle with warp for the centreboard. Fastenings in cockpit for canvas pocket aft at the helm end.
Transom hung rudder from bronze pintels, wooden tiller  ( with canvas cover and extension.)
Lifting dagger board.


4.5kg main anchor with 2m of chain and 15m of warp.
Pair of oars, pair of rowlocks.
4 x fenders
mooring warps
Cockpit cover
Fully fitted overall tent cover with internal supporting legs.

Large manual bilge pump. A Sovereign galvanised road trailer and a varnished wooden boom crutch.


Spars made by Collars, varnished and wooden:  keel stepped  hollow mast,  solid gaff ,boom and a fixed bowsprit.

A Whisker pole.
White sails of Dacron fabric made by Jeckells. with sail No. 41.
Gaff Main sail and fore sail, Slab reefing
Wykeham-Martin furling gear on the head sail
Stainless steel wire standing rigging. Halyards – Dyneema. and  Asstd. sheets – polyester.