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Westmacott Gaff Dayboat

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Boat REF# 17266
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 6.70m (22'0")
Year 1922
Lying Falmouth


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Extra Details

Designer Alfred Westmacott
Builder St. Helens, Isle of Wight
Lying Falmouth


LOA 6.70m (22'0")
Beam 1.80m (5'11")
Draft Min 1.00m (3'3")
Draft Max 1.00m (3'3")
Displacement 1,900kg (4,189.5lbs)


10% discount on rigging

Gaff rigged Wood spars (1988) with stainless steel standing rigging (1994)


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Mainsail David Spargo - Slab (1994)
Headsail - Furling (1994)
Other sails Top sail (1994)
No. 2 Jib (1994)
No. 3 Jib (1994)
Spinnaker gear tick

The mast and gaff are hollow douglas fir. The jib can be furled. The topsail boom is aluminium.


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Finish Paint finish

Originally full length, pitch pine on oak frames, carvel construction. In 1988, the entire hull was stripped back to bare wood, the caulking removed and the boat dried out to 12% moisture content under the eye of David Cox, surveyor. The hull was then coated inside and out with epoxy. The outside was Awlgrip painted and the inside varnished.

Nav Equipment

Compass tick

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick

2 sheet winches

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Only three of these Westmacott day sailers were built. They are based on the Sunbeam but without the overhangs. The mid sections and keel are the same.

This is a very pretty day boat but don't be fooled in to thinking she is old and slow. Far from it, look a little more closely and you will find some pretty racey gear on this boat. Her race record shows she has pretty much won everything in the gaffer fleet around Falmouth and now carries a pretty severe rating.

Her epoxy treatment was done well as she appears to be in remarkable condition.

This very rare little gaffer has all the style of the 1920's coupled with discreet modern technology. This allows you to go classic boat sailing, week after week with minimal boat maintenance.

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

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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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