Character Boats - Post Boat

Crew 1-5 persons
  • Boat REF#  ·  211532
  • Length  ·  4.42m
  • Year  ·  New
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Shallow Long with Bilge keel
  • Lying  ·  Lancashire
Boatshed Lancashire
Boatshed Lancashire
Paul Diffin

Lifestyle & Use

A proven seaworthy craft and the original design was used to deliver post to Scottish shores in the 1900's. Its an ideal family boat with wide cockpit and good dry storage space. The stern locker is large enough to store the outboard. The rowing seat is removable leaving a clear cockpit two metres long, which can be camped in overnight with a boom tent. Easy to launch and recover on the trailer and can be towed by the family car.

Unique Features

These traditional boats benefit from modern materials with low maintenance, so more time for sailing. Extra attention is given to good storage in water tight lockers, quality stainless steel fittings.

Design & Build

Practically designed, beautifully built, benefiting from being constructed from modern materials, whilst keeping the classic traditional style. Varnished hardwood gunwales and cockpit sole gratings.

Prices & Process

Click on the Pdf's below to view prices and boat information. Also happy to cater for bespoke requirements.

Extra Details

Builder Character Boats
Lying Lancashire


Recommended Outboard engine - 2.5 to 5hp


Length 4.42m
LWL 3.90m
Beam 1.60m
Draft Min 0.53m
Draft Max 0.53m
Airdraft 6.50m
Storage Dry storage


Gaff rigged Collars spars with Stainless Steel standing rigging


Reefing mainsail Jeckells - Slab2 Reefs
Headsail Jeckells - Furling

Gaff Sloop rig, mainsail and jib is standard. Alternative Lug Sail rigs are available.
TOTAL SAIL AREA: 140sq. ft.
TOTAL length of boat with bowsprit rigged 18'


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Shallow Long with Bilge keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Deck Gear

Boat comes with 2 x fenders, 2 x warps

Broker's Comments

The Post Boat hulls originate from the 1900's post boat which used to deliver post around the Scottish coast. With her beamy hull and shallow draught, these boats are perfect for exploring creeks and coastal inlets, plus they're easy to launch and recover. Simple to rig and short enough to store in your garage at home. Great for teaching a family learning to sail. Sails well in light airs, can also be rowed when the wind dies.
RCD Category C: up to 5 people

These boat details are subject to contract.

This Character Boats - Post Boat has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul Diffin of Boatshed Lancashire. Click here for contact details.
The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, these particulars are not a part of any contract or offer and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Brokerages, who are acting as brokers for the manufacturer.

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