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Simplicity 25 Steel Gaff Cutter

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Boat REF# 200524
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 9.60m (31'6")
Year 1982
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 3
Engine 1 x Diesel 19hp, Yanmar 2GM20 (unknown year)
Lying Portsmouth Harbour


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Designer Percy Dalton
Builder T Pickering
Lying Portsmouth Harbour
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 81.8 ltr (18.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 54.6 ltr (12.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 06/06/2012


Engine 1 x Diesel 19hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2GM20 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Engine serviced by the owner Feb. 2014.
New cutlass bearing 2014.
New exhaust 2014.
Solar panels and batteries new 2014.


LOA 9.60m (31'6")
LWL 7.62m (25'0")
Beam 2.74m (9'0")
Draft Min 1.37m (4'6")
Draft Max 1.37m (4'6")
Displacement 5,500kg (12,127.5lbs)
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Gaff rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with galvanised standing rigging (unknown year)


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Mainsail - Slab (2002) 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (2008)

Mainsail (2002)
foresail (1999) with Wykham Furler.
Staysail- hank on (2008)
Topsail (2008)
Mainsail cover
Staysail cover (2012)
Spray hood(2012)
Standing rigging is to be replaced this winter.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

The 2012 survey included an ultrasound survey of the steel hull. Details on request.


Total # of berths 3
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick

Cabin heating is a BENCO charcoal burner - lovely!

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Raymarine st60+ tridata (depth, speed, log) 2012
Raymarine st6002 (autopilot control head) 2013
Raymarine SPX5GP pilot ram 2013
Raymarine smart pilot x5 Course Computer 2013
Raymarine A series A65 MFD plotter 2014 with euro charts
Raymarine GPS RS130 antenna
M-Tech MT500 VHF-DSC 2008 (new vhf to cable mast head & antenna
DSCin from plotter )
NASA LED Anchor/Tricolour 2013
Led NAV lights 2013.
2x 12v outlets.
Pioneer DET-4400BT CD/Radio, blue tooth out/Ipod compatible, 4x fusion speakers (2012)
Sestrel Moore Steering Compass.
Motoring Cone and anchor Ball.
Full set of signal flags
Assorted courtesy ensigns..
LED main lights

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

1 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence 2 speed windlass
2 anchors
(CQR bower anchor, Danforth kedge.)
60.00m (196'10") of chain
5.00m (16'5") of warp
Waveline 2.4 dinghy (unknown year)
2.5hp outboard, Suzuki, Short Shaft (2012)
The 8' bowsprit is retractable to save on marina fees!

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

4 person Seago liferaft in valise. (2014)

Broker's Comments

Now you don’t come across one of these every day folks (in fact she is unique), and to be quite frank, I am not sure that any comments I can make will be adequate!

She is a steel, gaff rigged cutter, based on the simplicity 25 Falmouth workboat. She was designed by Percy Dalton and built by around 1982, and not launched until 2006.

Her present owner bought her simply because she is the most spacious 25-footer he has ever come across! You need to check out the photos really, I can't help very much in just a few lines!

Owner’s Comments

“A very spacious Gaffer, huge accommodation for her size.
Traditional appearance, very pretty, one of a kind.
Hull was laid in 1982 but not commissioned until 2006, epoxied inside and out.
Hull blasted & 5 coats of new epoxy applied in 2013. Topsides and deck painted at same time. She is a tough long keel cruising yacht, copes very well in a seaway and comes into her own in a stiff breeze. Her bowsprit is retractable (reducing marine fees) and her sail area is easily managed shorthanded. Has been sailed to Holland, Isle of man, Channel Islands, Cornwall & Brittany.”

I suppose the overriding impression for me on going aboard was that of classic charm coupled with a modern outlook. Her wiring and electronics are very much up to date, her living space is cosy but spacious (you honestly won't believe you are in a 25 foot yacht), and of course her steel construction means she is ready to take on almost anything!

For once words fail me. Come and have a look!

This Simplicity 25 Steel Gaff Cutter has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Dawes of Boatshed Port Solent. 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.