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W Class Gauntlet 14 ton

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Boat REF# 32103
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.50m (41'0")
Year 1947
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 42hp, Mercedes Benz OM636 (unknown year)
Lying Suffolk


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Extra Details

Designer Rodney Paul
Builder Berthon
Lying Suffolk
Fuel capacity 272.0 ltr (59.8 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 163.0 ltr (35.9 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/01/2003


Engine 1 x Diesel 42hp
Engine make and model Mercedes Benz OM636 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.0 ltr (0.9 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

Solar panels are fitted to charge windlass battery.


LOA 12.50m (41'0")
LWL 10.10m (33'2")
Beam 2.93m (9'7")
Draft Min 1.80m (5'11")
Draft Max 1.80m (5'11")
Displacement 6,766kg (14,919.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage Dry storage


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged unknown Wood spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (1997)


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Mainsail Northsea Sails - Slab (2004)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Hanked Genoa (unknown year)
Hanked working Gib (unknown year)

Sails consist of a relatively new main sail together with a furling Genoa of 370sq ft, a further hanked Genoa of 300sq ft and a hanked working Gib of approx 200sq ft.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


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

A beautifully constructed yacht of mahogany planks on oak frames of 10" centres with alternate frames doubled. The boat has been well maintained by the current owner and is presented in excellent order throughout


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

A charming cabin that consists of two single berths in a midships cabin, which can be converted to form a double and two further singles in the main saloon. The galley is original with a Taylors 029 paraffin stove.

2 burner paraffin cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

A superbly equipped vessel including Autohelm, NASA log and depth, ICOM 601 DSC VHF, Raymarine RL70 Radar, GArmin GPS152, Yeoman plotter and NASA Marine Navtext Pro unit.

Deck Gear

2 sheet winches
Electric Maxwell 2200 windlass
2 anchors
(22kg Bruce and 9kg Danforth)
70.00m (229'8") of chain
Quicksilver dinghy (2000)
2.2hp outboard, Suzuki DT 2.2, Short Shaft (2000)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life jackets tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Boarding ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 Electric)

6 Lifejackets and lifelines

Broker's Comments

A truly superb classic racing/cruiser this Berthon Gauntlet has been well cared for by her current owner. The space inside is marvellous and attention to detail is clear to see. In the cabin she has masses of storage and maintains the charming original features including the paraffin stove. At the same time the boat is well equipped for serious sailing with a range of navigation equipment neatly packed into a superb navigation table. On deck she matches all that is going on below deck with a good array of sails and deck gear.

The owner has in his possession copies of the original plans and specification lists as well as the original certificate of entry into the ships register dated 1949. This is one of those must see boats so contact us now for more details.

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

This W Class Gauntlet 14 ton has been personally photographed and viewed by Will of Boatshed Suffolk. 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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