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Broads traditional sailing yacht Gaff Sailing Cruiser

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Boat REF# 123653
This boat has been sold
Length 9.45m (31'0")
Year 1936
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 4
Lying Acle


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Extra Details

Designer Herbert Woods
Builder Herbert Woods
Lying Acle
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Length 9.45m (31'0")
LWL 9.33m (30'7")
Beam 3.05m (10'0")
Draft Min 1.22m (4'0")
Draft Max 1.22m (4'0")
Headroom 1.40m (4'7")


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Gaff rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1998)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Jeckells Of Norfolk - Other (unknown year)
Headsail - (unknown year)
Other sails Topsail (2009)
Spare Main (1985)
Genoa (1985)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Traditional Broads Sailing Cruiser built with Larch on Oak beams


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
4 anchors
(Mudweight and Rhond Anchor)
0.00m (0'0") of chain
10.00m (32'10") of rode
9.9hp outboard, Honda, Short shaft (1998)
9 foot Bowsprit. Lifting hatch above galley. Wide sidedecks, Electric winch to raise and lower mast.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

BSC Until 2012

Broker's Comments

Herbert Woods 31ft Classic Broads style sailing yacht originally known as "Perfect Lady no 2" from the Herbert Woods fleet.
She has an electric winch to raise and lower the mast, the red sails are all in very good order and the cockpit and companionway bulkhead were upgraded in 2004. A plaque in her saloon shows her to have won many races on the Broads rivers. She has been professionally maintained throughout her life to a very high standard although she has spent the past 3 years out of the water under a canvass cover. because of this the hull side timbers have dried and there a small gaps. The hull and keel are sound.
It would take a little tlc to bring this classic craft back to her impressive old self but nothing more.
On offer at a realistic price she is an awfully lot of classic boat with a proven racing pedigree.

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Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Broads traditional sailing yacht Gaff Sailing Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary of Boatshed Norfolk. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.