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Paynter's Yard, St. Ives 34' Gaffer

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Boat REF# 23531
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 9.14m (30'0")
Year 1912
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Lying Falmouth


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Extra Details

Designer Tommy Thomas
Builder Paynter's Yard, St.Ives, Cornwall
Lying Falmouth


LOA 9.14m (30'0")
Beam 3.30m (10'10")
Draft Min 1.30m (4'3")
Draft Max 1.80m (5'11")
Displacement 4,000kg (8,820.0lbs)
Headroom 1.45m (4'9")


10% discount on rigging

Gaff rigged Wood spars (1994) with galvanised standing rigging (1994)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - (unknown year)
Other sails Staysail (unknown year)

The sails are in storage and are considered servicable.


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Finish Paint finish

Pitch pine planking on oak frames with copper fastenings. Restored in 1994 in Penryn, including planking, ribs and new deck beams with sheather marine ply decks. New fir spars and standing rigging. A non original cabin and engine were removed during this re-build to return her to the original layout as an open boat. The centre board case and lift keel were renewed in 2003 by shipwright, John Valentine at Islington Wharf, Penryn. She was lasted painted 2002. She has a 9' bow sprit.

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Beaching legs tick

There is a bracket for an outboard

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This is a pre First World War, counter stern, gentleman's pleasure yacht. This lovely old lady was not built to work but be used for leisure and a bit of racing.

Built by Paynters in St. Ives, she hasn't gone far in 94 years and is now lying in Falmouth.

The 1994 resoration was very thorough and latterly, when the centre case box was renewed in 2003, she was fully inspected and given a clean bill of health.

She is now in need of a new owner who will take her in hand, sort out her bright work, running rigging, perhaps fit her out with a new suit of sails and give her hull & deck a fresh coat of paint.

She is unique and the owner has a well researched folder on her history.

The owner is looking more for the next custodian rather than an unrealistic price, hence the asking price is open to reasonable offers.

At Boatshed Falmouth, I am delighted to be asked, more and more, to help sell classic wooden yachts. It is a specialised market but Falmouth has a depth of skills & enthusiasm available to help keep these lovely boats in full sailing condition.

I am happy to provide high resolution photos on a CD - just call me and I will mail it to you.

This boat has been viewed and photographed by Steven of Boatshed Falmouth.

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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