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Colin Archer (style) Centre Cockpit Gaff Rig

  • Manufacturer:
  • Location: Pwllheli
  • Year: 1994
  • LOA: 48'" (14.64m)
  • Beam: 0' 0'' (0.00m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Keel: Long
  • ID no.: 19357
  • Engine Make: Ford 75hp
  • Drive Type:
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Broker Remarks

The vessel successfully sailed from North Wales to the Spanish mainland and out to the Azores in the summer of 2000. She covered the 3500 nautical miles in 22 days at sea. Proving herself to be a comfortable live-aboard, and a strong safe boat in bad weather. The hull being of Norweigan design. The owner is a well-qualified shipwright and undertook the building project to fulfill his own sailing plans but also as a living example of his shipwright skills which proved to be in great demand. Consequently, the fitting out of his own yacht has not yet been completed but it is nevertheless well advanced and, from a sailing point of view, she is in full commission. The owners now offer the vessel for sale either as it is or, subject to agreement with the purchaser, would be prepared to undertake completion of the fitting out project to the new owner's requirements subject to agreed materials and cost. All work carried out has clearly been to a very good standard and a purchaser may welcome the opportunity to have work completed to the same standard and style.


The vessel offers a 4/6 berth layout with separate toilet compartment. Forepeak with access to the chain locker, on the port side, a workbench with vice and storage shelving above and below. Just over 5ft headroom in the forecabin but with 6ft headroom under the hatchway. Sail stowage and pilot berth. Cabin heating radiator. Heads compartment with the Lavac toilet to starboard and large size ceramic hand basin (with gold coloured taps) in an Oak joinery made vanity unit to port. Saloon arranged with settee berths to port and starboard with storage facility behind and beneath the settees. Bronze opening side port throughout saloon and aft cabin. Joinery to be completed in solid English Oak. Navigation area with large size chart table Galley with large Dickenson diesel-fired cooker which also provides hot water and central heating. Microwave, cooker with 240 volt combination convection oven and grill, powered by shore supply or generator. Twin stainless steel sinks with brass mixer taps (pressurised system) also a brass hand pump for freshwater and saltwater. Plenty of work surface area with stowage beneath running aft through the passageway to the separate aft cabin which has a solid oak-panelled bulkhead and good sized double berth to port. Approx 5' 10" headroom, teak skylight/escape hatch. Aft single berth cabin.

Mechanical and Rigging

Ford, Model 2701E, 4-cylinder 4.1 litre diesel engine, 75 hp at 2000 rpm, with fuel consumption of approximately 1 - 1.25 gallons per hour at cruising speed of 1500 rpm, giving approximately 7 knots according to load and conditions. Maximum speed approx 8 knots at 2000 rpm. Tanks: Fuel system capacity is approx. 250 gallons. Fresh water system - 250 gallons in three stainless steel tanks. Hot water is from an insulated 8 gallon tank, heated by the engine heat exchanger, 240 volt immersion heater or by the diesel-fired cooker. Gaff mainsail, mizzen and staysail, all in tan Duradon material by Gayle Heard of Tollesbury with cream coloured jib. Navy blue proofed canvass covers for mainsail, mizzen and staysail. Gaff ketch rig. All spars are made from best-selected quality Canadian-grown Douglas Fir, beautifully made and varnished with complementary Ash blocks and Oak cleats. Oak boom jaws and table for main and mizzen boom support. Both masts are set in tabernacles. galvanised iron fittings with very neatly sewn leather covered gaff jaw saddles and sewn leather covering to mast hoops. All the fittings appear well made and are neatly fitted. Varnished Oak pin rails. Ratlins fitted to main shrouds. Heavy gauge galvanised wire standing riggings to traditional galvanised bottle screws. Synthetic 3 -stand natural coloured cordage for halyards with multi-plait sheet for the mainsail, mizzen and boomed staysail. Note, when made, the spars have been split in length and then glued with opposing grain to achieve greater strength and resist distortion. 2 x bronze Murrey self-tailing sheet winches.


Electronics include a Cetrek 780 autopilot interfaced with a Phillips AP Navigator Mk 8 GPS. Cetrek depth sounder. Cetrek log, repeater. Sailor RT2048 VHF radio telephone. Includes a 1500w Lofans bronze-windlass with gypsy and drum fitted self-stowage of chain with adjacent foot control 451b CQR anchor, warps and fenders. Electrical: DC system - the domestic supply is from 3 x 105 amp hour Delco Voyager deep cycle batteries. In addition a 105 amp hour Delco Voyager battery is dedicated for the anchor windlass plus the engine start battery which is independent from the domestic service batteries. These batteries are located under the aft port side cabin sole - age approx. 2 years. Battery charging for the service batteries is from shore power via the Power Amp Falcon automatic floating battery charger to, alternatively, via the independent 5.5 kva generator. AC electrical system - An AC ring main with 3-pin sockets runs to each cabin and the galley. There is also an immersion heater fitter to the 8 gallon hot water tank 1 x 30 amp dockside power cable to Hubble socket located in the cockpit supplies 240 volts when alongside. A 5.5 kola Beta generator is installed in the engine room aft of the main engine being powered by a 3cylinder Kubota diesel engine with designed running speed of 1500 rpm (chosen for longevity with lower revs and quieter rurming). Shower has thermostatically controlled taps. There is also a shower/deck wash outlet utilising either salt or cold freshwater. Contents level gauges for each tank (but not yet fitted). Acorn plastic piping for freshwater systems including to the radiator heaters supplied from the dieselfired cooker unit. Grey water system - water from the galley sink, shower tray and wash basin drain into an 18 gallon stainless steel holing tank in the bilge. It is then pumped overboard by a Jabsco pump as required. Toilet system/holing tank - a Lavac toilet with 35 gallon s/s holding tank, micro-vent & pump-out, either directly overboard or to a shore facility. Contents level gauge. Bilge pump system drains to one sump with an automatic/manual switch pump for day to day pumping or spillages. A 1600 gallon per minute engine driven pump is also installed plus a portable Whale manual bilge pump for use anywhere throughout the vessel.

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