Sailing yachts

Albert Strange Gaff Yawl

(REF: 19359)


  • Designer: Strange, Albert
  • Builder: P. McKeown
  • Year: 1907
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Length on deck: 26'
  • Beam: 7'1"
  • Draft: 4'

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Albert Strange Gaff Yawl

Designed by Albert Strange, very typical of his designs, and built by P McKeown of Belfast in 1907.  She was intended for cruising around the Western Isles of Scotland and did this for many years with her early owners.

Through many troubled years which involved sinking, recovery and subsequent abandonment, she was rescued and bought by retired boat builder John Krejsa who carried out a very extensive and lengthy rebuild in Woodbridge.  This work was well documented and done to a high standard.  Unfortunately however the boat has only been sailed a few times since the completion of the rebuild and a new deserving owner is now sought to continue the care of this delightful Albert Strange yawl.

She has been fitted with a clever Torqeedo electric propulsion system as John Krejsa did not believe in tarnishing her with a modern diesel inboard engine.  This is a satisfactory solution for coping with modern marinas and moorings and provides ample quiet propulsion for the east coast tides.

A stunning boat with a well documented and interesting history, Mist is in need of a caring, understanding new owner to pick up where John Krejsa sadly left off and to appreciate the time and effort that went into her rebuild.

Length on Deck                 26′

Length Overall                   31′

Length Waterline             20′

Beam                                    7’1″

Draft                                      4′




Planked in larch fastened with bronze screws to laminated iroko frames.  2 intermediate American oak frames, copper rivet fastened.

Garboard and next 2 planks up in Iroko.

Cast iron external ballast keel with steel keel bolts, all new in the rebuild.

Powder coated web strap floors on the big laminated frames.  Laminated iroko floors in the ends of the hull.

Yacht laid deck in solid quarter sawn larch, caulked and payed with butyl rubber.  Secret fastened with bronze nails.   Joggled to a varnished teak king plank with mahogany coverboards and toe rail.

Varnished mahogany coamings with a sheathed T&G coachroof deck.

Deep self draining cockpit with an aft thwart, all in varnished mahogany.  Rowlock position each side on the coaming.

Double full height varnished mahogany companionway doors with a wide sliding hatch giving easy access to the cabin.




Gaff yawl rig on keel stepped Sitka spruce masts with spruce yards, booms, bumpkin and bowsprit.

Galvanised wire standing rigging to external bronze chain plates with lanyards to tension.  New in the rebuild.

Jib mounted to end of bowsprit with roller furling system

Running backstays on block and tackle.

Mainsail, mizzen and jib in Clipper Canvas by North Sea Sails.  As new condition.




Torqeedo Cruise 4.0 FP electric propulsion system.  Outdrive leg fitted through the hull with battery pack and controls.

8hp unit working on 48 volts.

Fixed 3 blade plastic propeller

Suitable for moving on and off a mooring but limited in range.

12 volt battery with solar panel for lighting and boat electrics.




2 berths in a comfortable interior.

Steps down from the cockpit with galley area to port and chart desk to port.

Galley has a fixed Neptune 2 burner gas stove with grill and a single stainless steel sink with manually pumped fresh water. Various lockers and shelves for storage.  Flexible water tank under each berth.

Outboard facing chart desk which lifts to storage beneath.  Electrical switchboard behind.

Half height bulkheads separate off the saloon with a settee berth either side and centreline dropleaf mahogany table.

In the forepeak is a large amount of stowage space easily accessed with a teak forehatch above.


Full specification and details available upon request





These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.