Beautiful, fully functioning sailing boat and stunning spacious houseboat ideal for a couple or small family with or without any sailing experience.
After this being my home for a family of four for the last 20 years, it’s time to highly reluctantly move on to something larger.
30 foot gaff cutter motor sailer. Carvel construction of pitch pine on oak frames (the best combo). Iroko wheelhouse and 3/4” marine ply decks. She’s just been treated to a total refit and restoration by one of Cornwall’s best shipwrights, to see her off to a new home properly with the love she deserves.
An amazing, beautifully fitted out boat with a living space unrivalled in size and design for its 30 foot length and over 10 foot beam! To find an equivalent more spacious design of sailing boat, you’d need to be looking at over 40’ length.
It has 2 double berths and a further option of 1 flip out double berth in the main saloon and 1 quarter berth in the wheelhouse.
Built in Portmellon, near Mevagissey in 1937, as one of the last properly built Cornish sailing hulls.
Professionally converted to gaff cutter live-aboard yacht in 2000.
Prior roles were the local Flushing ferry, a dive-salvage boat (treasure hunters), a floating pub for the famous Pandora Inn and a pot fishing boat (PZ15), fishing out of newlyn for decades.
Custom built, super efficient cleanburn woodburner,
Incredibly well designed interior to maximise every bit of storage, built by a renowned sculptor, artist and shipwright.
Full standing headroom throughout.
Marine gimballed Gas cooker.
Quality sound system.
Monoxide and smoke alarms.
Celotex insulated throughout.
Ships barometer and clock.
Large wide-opening skylight/loading deck-hatches in all cabins.
Local Charts & chart table
Propellor mounted rope cutter.
Three large starter and leisure batteries.
240v and 12v energy efficient systems.
Modern 56hp marinised ford transit diesel engine, powerful and amazingly reliable.
Sturdy PRM gearbox.
Auto and manual bilge pump systems.
Water intake engine cooling system with bilge salvage changeover system.
High power 30amp 12v boost charger system.
13.8v float charger system.
12v to 240v Inverter.
Comprehensive toolkit and spares.
Large water and fuel tanks.
Light and spacious wheelhouse with polycarbonate (bulletproof glass) windows.
Wheelhouse cable steering and cockpit tiller.
Aft cabin double berth.
Gaff mainsail and foresail, well made and lightly used.
Simpson and Lawrence roller reefing on foresail.
Retractable bowsprit option for jib.
All galvanised standing rigging for longevity and easy visual inspection.
Sturdy stanchions all round with child safe netting.
Large CQR anchor and chain on quality manual winch.
Sculling rowlock and ships sculling oar.
Douglas fir pressure treated telegraph pole mast with sturdy galv custom fittings and ratlines for easy access aloft.
Roller and Slab main reefing.
Designed as an easy solo sailer.
Rare as hens-teeth: Permanent Mooring on the quay wall in Ponsharden boatyard, Penryn (the best, friendliest boatyard and community in Cornwall! and one of the cheapest (£65/p.w.)). located between Falmouth and penryn immediately opposite bus stops and near the train station, ideal for universities. also perfect for water-based activities as a base for sea kayaking, sailing all of the Cornish Riviera, or just rowing to Flushing pub 20 minutes across the creek or the wilderness of sailors Creek/Gorangorras creek for evening sunset fires.
Perfect boat for a couple or small family. Very low maintenance, easy and reliable sailing boat, or bargain home for anyone who wants to live in a beautiful hand crafted traditional sailing boat with a millionaires view in the heart of penryn yet feeling wild on the beautiful Penryn river, watching the egrets, kingfishers, heron, turnstones and curlews, in a lovely community boatyard.
For more details call 07866224414
Price £18,000 ono.
Current Price: £18000.00
This 1937 Cornish Gaff Cutter Sailing Housboat may be available on ebay