Sailing yachts

Gaff cutter

(REF: 18251)


  • Designer: Cozens, G.
  • Builder: Ernest J. Woods, Norfolk
  • Year: 1930
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Length on deck: 23'
  • Beam: 7'10"
  • Draft: 4'

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Full specification

Wooden Ships Comments

Built by Ernest J. Woods of Horning, Norfolk in 1930 to a design by G. Cozens.  No doubt inspired by the working boats, she has a gently curved stem and raked transom with an elegant sheer and well proportioned rig making her a pretty and capable yacht.  Raced regularly by the previous owner in OGA events with great success, she was also used as a cruising boat with visits to Holland, France and the Scillies, proving her sea worthiness and capability.

The present owner has fitted a second hand Yanmar diesel making her a little more user friendly for modern sailing.

A very fine looking yacht with a clean 2014 survey.

Length on Deck                 23′

Length Overall                   29′

Length Waterline             21’4″

Beam                                    7’10”

Draft                                      4′

 Gaff cutter


Carvel planked in pitch pine, all copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers.

Grown oak floors throughout the boat

External lead ballast keel of 1.5 tons.

Deck is made of T&G boards overlaid with marine plywood and sheathed in epoxy glass cloth.  High varnished toe rail all round.

Varnished teak coachroof coamings with sheathed plywood coachroof deck.

Raised sliding companion hatch on the centreline with varnished teak doors.

Large hatch forward of the mast.




Gaff cutter rig on a solid deck stepped varnished mast.

Varnished wooden gaff, bowsprit and slab reefing boom.

Stainless steel standing rigging with rigging screws to external chain plates.

Running backstays on levers.

Boomed staysail and jib on Wyckham Martin furling gear.

Sails all by James Lawrence and all in very good condition.

Mainsail 2006, No.1 jib 2007, No.2 jib 2010, Large and small staysail both 2012, spinnaker, cruising chute and storm jib.




Yanmar 1GM10 10hp single cylinder diesel.

starboard offset installation to 3 blade bronze propeller gives very economical cruising.

20 litre plastic fuel tank in the starboard cockpit locker.

2 x 12 volt battery charged by engine alternator

1 manual and 1 electric bilge pump.

2 galvanised steel water tanks, one under each berth.




3 berths including two saloon settee berths and a pipe cot forward.

Steps down into main saloon from the cockpit, settee berth either side with water tanks under.

Centreline drop leaf table against the forward bulkhead.

Small galley area with a single sink and small stove.  Plastimo 2500 2 burner gas stove with grill.

Port side door through the bulkhead into the forepeak.

Cot berth to starboard and a Simpson Lawrence 400 sea toilet on the centreline right forward.

Interior is mostly original teak joinery with ample sitting headroom



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.