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Fife Gaff Cutter

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Boat REF# 7212
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.84m (38'10")
Year 1897
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 27hp, Yanmar 3GM30FW (2001)
Lying Midlands


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Extra Details

Designer WM Fife
Builder John Hilditch of Carrickfergus
Lying Midlands
Fuel capacity 60.0 ltr (13.2 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 60.0 ltr (13.2 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 27hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 3GM30FW (2001)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots


LOA 11.84m (38'10")
Beam 2.64m (8'8")
Draft Max 1.91m (6'3")
Displacement 5,800kg (12,789.0lbs)
Headroom 1.75m (5'9")


10% discount on rigging

Gaff rigged Douglas Fir Wood spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail SKB - Slab (2002)
Headsail - (2002)
Other sails Headsail (2002)
Top Sail (2002)

Complete new suit of sails 2002.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Larch planking on white oak frames. Full counter stern. Total restoration over five years completed in 2001. Beautiful and original condition


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Heads 1 heads
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Prosser electronic barometer

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Beaching legs tick

4 sheet winches
1 anchors
30.00m (98'5") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of warp
Covers for skylight and hatches

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Preliminary Details: awaiting confirmation by owner. This very rare, Belfast Lough One Design by WM Fife is now 107 years old. She was one of nine built, of which three survive. A five year restoration was completed in 2001 by two Cornish yards, Ocean Yacht Co. and Penryn Bridge Boatyard. She is now in an original and “as new” condition. The hull is larch on white oak with other timbers being Aformosia and teak. The restoration included a complete rebuild and refit as well as a new Yanmar engine and a wardrobe of SKB sails. Since her re-launch, she has competed in the Falmouth Classics, Fowey Regatta, Falmouth Old Gaffers and the Fife Regatta. I have had the privilege of viewing and photographing her. Currently, she is in storage in the Midlands. The mast and sails were else where and could not be photographed but will be available for inspection. The steel cradle is included in the sale. I have a lot of other historical documents and photos which are available on a CD. This special yacht was a state of the art racer in her day and would be perfect for competing in the classic events of today. See "more photos" to view 40 internal and external photos of this vessel.

Currently lying in the Midlands.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Fife Gaff Cutter has been personally photographed and viewed by Steven of Boatshed Falmouth. 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.

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