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Wallasey Bay 31' Gaff Cutter

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Boat REF# 73160
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 9.45m (31'0")
Year 1946
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 25hp, Beta (2009)
Lying Isle of Wight


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Extra Details

Builder Wallasey Bay Yachts
Lying Isle of Wight


Engine 1 x Diesel 25hp
Engine make and model Beta (2009)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.0 ltr (0.7 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots

New engine installation with good all round access.


LOA 9.45m (31'0")
LWL 8.53m (28'0")
Beam 2.74m (9'0")
Draft Max 1.68m (5'6")
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Gaff rigged Unknown Wood spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


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Mainsail unknown - Slab (2003)
Headsail - Hank on (unknown year)
Other sails jib (unknown year)

Basic yet efficient cutter rig. Block and tackle rather than winches are the norm for this era. Generous sailplan with good length bowsprit.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Heavy wood carvel construction, replanked from the waterline up with strengthened ribs. Solid looking external chian plates. Pleasing lines with a definite workboat bias.


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

A lovely cosy interior making much use of the timber construction and warmed by a diesel powered pot belly stove. Spacious double berth in the forecabin with excellent stowage under. Plenty of scope for further personalisation.

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
Echo sounder tick

Not much in the way of instrumentation which some would say is right for a boat of this era.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

1 anchors
Wide clean decks that would be a delight to work.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Danbuoy tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Very deep safe cockpit.

Broker's Comments

Presently undergoing major refit and will be relaunched with pale blue hull paintwork, see photos for work progression
A truly lovely little yacht offering traditional features and charm with some modern adjustments. The interior is especially nice and the cabin stove is a great feature. Apparently quite fast under sail she benefits from the practicality of a cutter rig.

Refit to include new galley with log oven.
Interior and repaint.

These boat details are subject to survey and contract.

This Wallasey Bay 31' Gaff Cutter has been personally photographed and viewed by a boatshed broker of Boatshed IOW. 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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