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Tela Dayboat 16' 6"

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Boat REF# 201277
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 5.72m (18'9")
Year 2003
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Engine 1 x petrol 2.3hp, Honda 4-Stroke Outboard (2009)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Builder Salterns
Lying Essex


Engine 1 x petrol 2.3hp
Engine make and model Honda 4-Stroke Outboard (2009)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Air cooled
Steering Tiller
Drive outboard
Prop(s) 3-Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

Outboard low usage and regularly serviced.


LOA 5.72m (18'9")
LWL 5.03m (16'6")
Beam 1.68m (5'6")
Draft Min 0.36m (1'2")
Draft Max 1.22m (4'0")
Displacement 500kg (1,102.5lbs)
Storage Ashore


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Gaff rigged Wood spars (2003) with stainless steel standing rigging (2003)


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Mainsail Jeckells - Slab (2013) 1 Reefs
Headsail Jeckells - Furling (2013)
Other sails Topsail (2003)
Spare Main (2003)


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

The lifting keel (centreboard) has a wire strop this was replaced is Spring 2014.

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
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1 anchors
3.00m (9'10") of chain
3.00m (9'10") of warp
6ft Wooden Barrow Boat dinghy (2003)
(Hard Dinghy)
Single Axle Trailer.
Set of Paddles for the dayboat.
Set of Oars for the dinghy (tender).

The tenders is a wooden Barrow Boat with a Lateen Rig, Dagger Board and Rudder.

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The Tela Dayboat is based on the 1911 Barry Docks Seeker, the little sister of the Bristol Channel pilot cutters. They were used primarily to ferry pilots out to incoming ships so they needed to be fast but also seaworthy; in later years they were also very successful racers. This modern GRP version has a centreboard and handles more like a small yacht than a dinghy. They are easy to handle single-handed but can also take 4 people with comfort; they are very stable with good performance in light breezes as well as the capability to handle well in a blow. They are also genuine trailer-sailer's that can be towed by most family cars.
This one has been owned from new by the current owner he tells us she sails very well, is easy to maintain and having such a low draft, with the keel up, is ideal for exploring the shallows and back waters. The tender is also worth a mention this is a 6ft Clinker Barrow Boat that can be sailed or rowed it has a single lateen sail; we are told it is fine as a tender for two people and would make an ideal first dinghy for a budding young sailor.

This Tela Dayboat 16' 6" has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. 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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