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23' 1914 Rivers Class gaff cutter - £10,750
|Year: 1914 Insure It|
|Length: 23 ft Survey It|
(US$17,588) Finance It
|Located in: Unknown, United Kingdom Transport It|
|Beam||7 ft||Max Draft||3 ft 6 in|
|Length on Deck||23 ft||Number of Engines||1|
A smart little 23' half decker gaff cutter day boat. A rare survivor of only 16 built for the Royal Mersea Yacht Club. Rebuilt for the present owner and sailed from the Isle of Man. New rig and sails and a little diesel engine to get in and out of harbour. Trailable - keep her at home for the winter. Enormous fun!
One of 10 boats commissioned by the Royal Mersey Yacht Club.
6 boats were built in 1912 at a cost of 70 guineas and a further 4 built in 1914
Distinctive rounded counter stern very high coamings and lots of clear deck space.
Planked in pitch-pine on sawn oak frames with steam bent rock elm intermediate timbers on an oak back-bone
Elm coamings capped with varnished teak
10cwt iron ballast keel, keel bolts drawn in 2002
Internal pig iron ballast.
Gaff cutter rig on varnished mast and spars.
Rigging set up to dead-eyes and lanyards.
New mainsail in 2011 + 2 spare mains
New topsail in 2011 + spare topsail
Betamarine 14hp 2-cylinder diesel, fitted new in 2008.
Featherstream folding prop, new 2010 off-set to port.
Regularly raced round the Isle of Man and nicely refitted in present ownership. Stripped to bare wood inside and out, cock-pit and interior rebuilt. Sails and engine replaced etc.
A good new owner who will continue to care for her is more important than the money in this case. If you could love her then call us!
Brief history of the Rivers Class.
The Rivers Class started life as the Jewel Class in 1905 built by Crossfield. In 1911 the Royal Mersey YC asked Crossfield for a club boat so he added a 3’ bowsprit to the Jewel.
The boats were:
Isis ex Styx, ex Volga
Deva. (formerly owned by John Wainwright, author So Many Tides)
Severn poss ex Deva sunk in 1912, raised in 1928
Ribble ex Elwy
Esk (ex Bronx, renamed 1921)
Ogwen ex Clwyd broke up on a sandbank in 1988.
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2 Southford Road
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