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Orkney Yole Classic Clinker Built Day Sailer

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Boat REF# 131477
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 4.60m (15'1")
Year 2003
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Engine 1 x petrol 2.3hp, Honda 4 stroke (2008)
Lying Gloucestershire


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Extra Details

Designer James Dennis & Roger Foreman
Builder James Dennis & Roger Foreman
Lying Gloucestershire


Engine 1 x petrol 2.3hp
Engine make and model Honda 4 stroke (2008)
Engine Hours engine1:   10
Engine Cooled Air cooled
Steering Tiller
Drive outboard
Prop(s) 3 bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.5 ltr (0.1 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 3 knots
Max speed (approx) 4 knots


LOA 4.60m (15'1")
LWL 4.40m (14'5")
Beam 1.90m (6'3")
Draft Max 0.50m (1'8")
Displacement 500kg (1,102.5lbs)


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Other rigged James Dennis & Roger Foreman Wood spars (2003) with galvanised standing rigging (2003)


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Mainsail Leitch of Tarbert - Slab (2003)
Headsail - Other (2003)

Gunter rig and easily handled she sails beautifully.


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Originally constructed in 2003 she was a show piece of the boatbuilders craft at the International Boatbuilders Training College at Lowestoft for five years and subsequently did not see the water until launched by the present owner in 2008.

She is larch on oak with teak laid decks.

At just over 15 feet LOA between uprights she is nearly 19 feet overall with bowsprit and rudder.

She has always been stored out of the water and meticulously maintained and can only be described as in excellent condition


Ample and deep cockpit for safe family sailing.

Deck Gear

All-over cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
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1 anchors
20.00m (65'7") of warp
Two wheeled galvanised Kingsley Farrington trailer (2002) - 700 KG gross weight

Broker's Comments

What a fantastic little head turning day sailer this is.
The Yole, up until the 1960’s, was the main form of transport in the Orkney Islands. Used for the transport of people from island to island, animals to and from market and consumer goods, as well as to fish from, the Yole was an integral part of Island life. This Yole was designed and built by two very talented Norfolk boat builders. Using the traditional design this craft was constructed from the keel up without any consideration to cost control. She has had 5 coats of West System 207 inside and out and that was before the five coats of paint..Now available at a small fraction of the cost should this craft be constructed today using the same high quality material and was priced according to the hours spent on her build.
She has had little use and is extremely well maintained.

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

This Orkney Yole Classic Clinker Built Day Sailer has been personally photographed and viewed by John of Boatshed Bristol. 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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