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Hillyard Gaff Cutter

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Boat REF# 4030
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 7.00m (23'0")
Year 1922
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 2
Engine 1 x Diesel 5hp, Mini Petter (2002)
Lying West Wales


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Extra Details

Designer David Hillyard
Builder David Hillyard
Lying West Wales
Fuel capacity 14.0 ltr (3.1 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 5hp
Engine make and model Mini Petter (2002)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Bladed Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

Engine rebuilt 2002, new propellor shaft 2002, Gearbox rebuilt 2003, new Propellor 2003. All diesel pipe work, tank and exhaust replaced during restoration and vessel re-wired and all original electrical fittings overhauled.


LOA 7.00m (23'0")
LWL 5.60m (18'4")
Beam 2.20m (7'3")
Draft Min 0.99m (3'3")
Draft Max 0.99m (3'3")
Displacement 2,000kg (4,410.0lbs)
Headroom 1.30m (4'3")


10% discount on rigging

unknown Wood spars (unknown year) with galvanised standing rigging (2002)


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Mainsail Mainsail - none (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Staysail (unknown year)

Gaff Cutter rigged with bowsprit, mast and spars refurbished 2001. Cap shrouds, forestays and running backstays were renewed in 2002. The forestay has Wycham Martin furling gear. All halyards are synthetic hemp, and the majority of blocks are wooden, with a few Tufnol remaining. The staysail and jib are nearly new.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Hillyards are well constructed in traditional carvel planking. This one is pitch pine on oak with an iron keel. All garboard and hood end fastenings have been replaced with silicon bronze and the keel bolts with stainless steel. She has been completely re-decked in 2001, with new toe rails and deck beams and the ply deck is sheathed with glass cloth and epoxy resin. She benefits from mahogany and teak coachworks with bronze portlights and ventilators. She was 60% recaulked in 2001 and foreframes sistered. She was last anti-fouled in late summer 2003.


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1

A pleasant cosy traditional saloon with two berths and a working forepeak. All original features have been sympathetically retained. For example, the small saloon cupboard was totally rebuilt at a cost of 40 man-hours! Where new work has been carried out it has been done in sympathy with the original.

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

VHF aerial top of mast, wired to cabin. Nasa echo sounder and Ritchie compass.

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 anchors
(CQR & Fisherman)
20.00m (65'7") of chain
60.00m (196'10") of warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Jack stays, 1kg BC Powder fire extinguisher. Two electric bilge pumps (one auto) and one Henderson Mk5 manual. Emergency tiller and set of in-date coastal flares (expire July 2005).

Broker's Comments

A piece of our Maritime Heritage, built as a gentleman's weekend yacht by a famous South Coast yard and for the last several years owned and cared for by a college lecturer in traditional boat building. He has lovingly restored her with no expense spared, whilst retaining her original features wherever possible. She is classed as a Three Tonner and is the forerunner of the famous Hillyard 21/2 Ton Class. The emphasis of her restoration has been to restore her to her original condition, where possible and practicable, as she is possibly the oldest surviving Hillyard yacht, according to the Hillyard Owners Association database.
See "more photos" to view 35 internal and external photos of this vessel. Note: The very keen asking price in no way reflects the true value of this yacht or the cost of her restoration but for the right purchaser a suitable offer may be considered.
Photographs, analysis and comments by Alan Coy of Boatshed Wales.

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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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