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Gaff Rigged Schooner 44'

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Boat REF# 126320
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 13.41m (44'0")
Year 1997
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 8
Engine 1 x Diesel 48hp, Perkins 500 (unknown year)
Lying West Scotland


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Extra Details

Designer Murray Peterson
Builder Peter Mathieson
Lying West Scotland
Fuel capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 681.9 ltr (150.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 48hp
Engine make and model Perkins 500 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 bladed prop
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots

Engine flexibly mounted on the centreline under the saloon atble which removes to give full all round access
PRM 2:1 twin lever controlled gear-box to conventional centre-line shaft and 3 bladed prop
Battery - 1 wired for 240v AC with 2.2 KW inverter


LOA 13.41m (44'0")
Beam 3.66m (12'0")
Draft Max 1.98m (6'6")
Headroom 1.95m (6'5")
Storage In water


10% discount on rigging

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


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Mainsail Nicholson Hushes - Slab (2008)
Headsail - Hank on (2008)
Other sails Foresail by Nicholson Rushes in cream terylene (unknown year)
Boomed staysail from the Mary Bryant (unknown year)
Jib in cream terylene from the Mary Bryant (unknown year)
Reacher Jib in cream terylene used once (unknown year)
Main topsail (unknown year)
Fishermans staysail sets between the masts (unknown year)

Gaff schooner rig on varnished solid pine masts
Pole fore mast. Main mast is set up to take a fidded topmast
Varnished slab-reef booms on twin steel mast bands, the mainsail boom extended over the counter
Varnished pine gaffs with leathered saddles
Pair of bronze, top actioned winches on the deck by the cockpit takes the back-stays to windward and the jib sheets to port
All halyards on block & tackle

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by:


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

This is a very robust construction with the scanting slightly in excess of the designer's spec - eg an 8" moulded oak keel rather than the 6" specified in the drawings
Planked in 13/8" larch. The top 3 strakes are thicker at 13/4"
The frames are sawn oak in pairs with 4 stream bent intermediate timbers on an oak back-bone
The planking is fastened to the sawn oak frames with galvanised boat nails and with copper rivets and roves to the stem bent timbers
The beamshelf is constructed with shelf and clamp to give a very strong girder
Long external iron ballast keel by Iron Bros of Wadebridge, Cornwall
14 stainless steel keel bolts in pairs
Oak floors with stainless steel brackets between floors and keel bolts to tie them together
The deck is laid in 13/4" iroko, caulked and payed in pitch and sealed with linseed oil, yacht laid to the white painted iroko cover boards
Iroko deck beams, half beams and carlings with bronze tie rods between carlings and beamshelf to stop spread
6" step in the decks midship just forward of the main mast gives extra head-room in the main accomodation
12" bulwark all round on oak stanchions through the cover boards, separate from the frames, with varnished iroko capping rail
win waist high guard rails from the foremast rigging to aft round the permanent main boom crutches
The cockpit is formed by a large, self draining foot well with seating on the deck
Wheel steering on Edson bronze double screw gear to the rudder stock
Water tanks - 2 x 20gal stainless steel tanks, 1 x 10 gall calorified hot water tank

The interior is divided into 3 separate spaces - saloon cabin, midships cabin & fore cabin


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 6
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 4
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick

2 burner paraffin cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick
Fish Finder tick
Echo sounder tick

Lowrance chart plotter & fish finder/sounder

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick

2 sheet winches
Manual SL555 windlass
2 anchors
(Danforth & fishermans)
dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
2hp outboard (unknown year)
1 10' rubber tender & 1 wooden tender 8'
12' awnings between the masts
There being ample chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)

Full MCA Category 2 safety equipment specified for 8 persons
Liferaft is on hire but renewable if required

Broker's Comments

This is a Murray Petersen 1934 design built in Scotland by the owner
the design is based on the American East Coast working schooners with a clipper bow, distinctive counter stern and generous helm.
Sinch launch she has sailed in the 1999 Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race and ran charters.
She has a Code of Practice Cat 2 certificate (60 miles from safe haven) for 8 people but could easily be used as a liveaboard or a day sailer
Last survey 2008 valid for 5 years with annual checks, she was last out of the water 2010

The price includes VAT to be paid by the owner.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.
Pictures taken June 2011

This Gaff Rigged Schooner 44' has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Sawkins of Boatshed Scotland. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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