William Atkin 36' Gaff Cutter - Eric Class, Classic Wooden Ketch
self-build unfinished project
William Atkin 36' Gaff Cutter - Eric Class, Classic Wooden Ketch for sale | 11.00m (36'1") | 2005 | 1x diesel 35hp | Wood laminate Construction | Long keel underwater profile | 5 berths | Boat REF# 225367
|Lying||West coast of Scotland|
|Fuel capacity||182.0 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Engine||1 x Diesel 35hp|
|Engine make and model||Beta Marine 1305 4cyl (2005)|
|Engine Hours||Engine1: 5|
|Prop(s)||3 blade bronze|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed|
|Cruising speed (approx)||5 knots|
|Max speed (approx)||7 knots|
New engine installed 2005 with running-in hours only.
|Draft Min||1.52m (5'0")|
|Draft Max||1.52m (5'0")|
Ketch rigged Custom built Wood spars (2011) with galvanised standing rigging (2011)
Both masts, booms and 7' bowsprit in douglas fir.
Currently designed with a gaff main and a bermudan mizzen.
Wickham-martin bronze furler on bowsprit.
Requires suite of sails.
12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine
|Underwater profile||Long keel|
Built to John Atkin 'Eric' plans with the traditional construction method of plank on frame and a three ton lead keel with an epoxy sheathed hull.
Backbone keel, stem and stringers laminated with iroko and epoxy to form a one-piece length.
Three ton lead keel is 18' long.
Hull of three laminates in western red cedar, sheathed in epoxy cloth.
Hull epoxied inside and out with an external paint finish.
Deck and coachroof in sheathed ply.
Hatches and trims in teak.
|Total # of berths||5|
|No. of double berths||1|
|No. of single berths||3|
|Heads||1 heads (Manual)|
All internal floorings, cabinets and furniture complete. Requires internal wiring, plumbing and water tank.
Internals built with iroko flooring, teak lockers and grabrails.
Galley with twin-sinks and taps requires cooker.
Heads with sink and taps.
Davey solid fuel stove.
2 oil lamps.
Requires completion of navigation equipment.
30.00m (98'5") of chain
All deck fittings and ports in bronze.
Requires completion of safety equipment.
The name Atkin has long been associated as one of the best in design of classic wooden boats. Designed by William Atkin as the 'Eric' class in 1923, her design is based on the Norwegian sailing lifeboat designs of Colin Archer. This design is also made famous by the first non-stop round the world voyage in 1969 by RKJ in yacht Suhaili, also a 32' Eric class design.
This is example something special for the purists who appreciate the skill and quality of wooden constructed boats. She is a highly crafted unfinished project that is about 90% complete, now ready to be tailor-finished to your individual specification.
Built to plan as a part-time project by the owner who is a professional boat-builder, her hull was started in 2005 and completed 2011. The double-ended design of the standard 32' has been taken out to 36' LOA and the extra-strong laminate construction has been sheathed in epoxy, making her completely watertight with exceptional strength and durability.
Ketch rigged, currenty with a gaff main, bermudan mizzen and cutter bowsprit, she is now stored ashore. Her hull and engine have been launched and tested with running-in hours only. Items required for completion of this project;
New booms, masts stepped and rigged.
Internal wiring and plumbing.
Navigation and safety equipment.
Suite of sails and running rigging.
The finished project will make a classic dream-boat for someone that wants something really special...
Pictures taken Aug 2016.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.