Sailing yachts

Falmouth Quay Punt Gaff Yawl

(REF: 28545)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: R.S. Burt & Sons
  • Location: Kent
  • Length on deck: 25'5"
  • Beam: 8'6"
  • Draft: 5'6"
  • Tonnage: 6TM

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Built in Falmouth by R.S. Burt and sons in 1925 as a Falmouth Quay Punt, she was however purchased immediately by a London based owner and fitted out as a yacht from the beginning.

She remained in the West Country until the late 1960’s when she moved to Cowes and then on to Suffolk.

In the previous ownership she had a major restoration in the early 1990’s with a complete new rig and many hull repairs carried out.

In recent years she has been used very little but has recently had a small refit including new keel bolts, new rudder pintles …


Length on Deck                      25’5”

Length Overall                        38’5”

Beam                                       8’6”

Draft                                        5’6”

Thames tonnage                   6TM


  • Carvel planked in pitch pine of approximately 1” thickness.
  • Sawn oak frames fastened with bronze screws.  Steamed intermediate timbers fastened with copper rivets.
  • Galvanised strap floors across the centreline
  • External iron ballast keel of approximately 2 tons.  Internal lead trimming ballast.
  • 6 keel bolts, 3 replaced in 2023 in mild steel coated in Stockholm Tar.  4th bolt replaced in 2011.
  • T&G pine deck overlaid with plywood and sheathed with glass cloth then finished with non slip deck paint.
  • Small coachroof with varnished mahogany coamings and a sheathed coachroof deck.
  • Varnished teak butterfly skylight in the coachroof.
  • Self draining cockpit with tiller steering on a transom hung rudder.  2 of the rudder hangings replaced in 2023.
  • Galvanised tiller with a cut out to go around the mizzen mast.
  • New anodes and anode bolts in 2023.


  • Gaff yawl rig on varnished spruce spars.
  • Deck stepped main mast in a galvanised tabernacle with gaff rig.
  • Galvanised wire standing rigging new in 1990, to external galvanised chain plates.
  • Running backstays on tackles.
  • Deck stepped Bermudan rigged mizzen mast with a bumpkin.
  • Wyckham Martin roller furling system on the jib.  Hanked on staysail.
  • All blocks are varnished ash with 3 strand traditional running rigging.
  • Mainsail, mizzen, staysail and jib from James Lawrence, 1990.  All in good condition and used very little.  Topsail, No.2 jib and large staysail are all older and in fair condition.


  • Beta Marine 16hp twin cylinder diesel engine fitted new in 2011.  Less than 20 hours run time since new.
  • Technodrive gearbox and stainless shaft to a centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller.  Cruising speed of approximately 5 knots.
  • Stern gland packing replaced in 2023.
  • 15 gallon fibreglass fuel tank in port cockpit locker, new in 2020.
  • 2 x 12 volt batteries charged from the engine alternator.
  • Single manual bilge pump.
  • Engine driven pump for deck wash and bilge pumping.


  • 4 berths including 2 saloon pilot berths and a double in the forepeak.
  • Headroom of 5’11” in the saloon.
  • Steps down from the companion hatch with the galley to port and chart desk to starboard.
  • Galley has a Taylors 030 2 burner stove with twin stainless sinks and manually pumped fresh water.  Good storage space under the deckhead.
  • Chart desk faces aft with a small comfortable seat.
  • Half height bulkheads into the saloon with vertical hand rail to port.
  • Small settee either side with a fold out centreline saloon table.
  • Each side is a pilot berth that pulls out above the settees with trotter boxes at the forward ends.
  • Forward bulkhead of varnished T&G teak with paraffin cabin lamps.
  • Starboard offset passageway moving forward with hanging locker to starboard and heads compartment to port.
  • Heads has a manual Jabsco sea toilet which discharges directly overboard.  Hand basin pulls out above the heads with manually pumped fresh water.
  • Forecabin has 2 large single berths with an infill to create a good sized double.


  • Sestrel Moore steering compass
  • NASA sounder
  • Walker trailing log
  • Husun compact VHF radio
  • Ebco sextant
  • Sestrel hand bearing compass
  • Clock and barometer


  • 4 x lifejackets
  • 4 x fire extinguishers all in date
  • Jackstays


  • 35lb CQR anchor with 200’ chain
  • 30lb Danforth anchor with 50’ chain and 200’ of warp
  • 40lb fishermans anchor with 300’ of 2” warp
  • Manual anchor windlass


  • Pair of beaching legs
  • Cockpit cover
  • Fenders
  • Mooring warps


  • Bunk and berth cushions
  • Taylors 030 stove with tank
  • Jabsco manual sea toilet
  • Pair of paraffin cabin lamps


  • Mainsail, Mizzen , staysail and jib from James Lawrence, 1990.  Good condition
  • Main topsail and No.2 jib older.
  • Mainsail and mizzen sail covers

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