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Gaff Topsail Schooner

(REF: 18323)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Carstensen and Henriksen of Skagen
  • Year: 1930
  • Location: Germany
  • Length on deck: 63'
  • Beam: 16'2''
  • Draft: 8'

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Built by Carstensen and Henriksen of Skagen, Denmark in 1930 as a motor fishing vessel to typical Danish fishing boat lines with a bluff bow, sweeping exaggerated sheer line and the most elegant elliptical counter stern.  She fished until 1972 with a period under German control in WWII, but was then converted to a sailing vessel for charter where she worked in Europe and the Caribbean with various owners.

Bought by the present owners in 2012, She is licenced under German flag for 28 day passengers, 12 overnight passengers and also carries a cargo licence.

Major ongoing refit since 2012 which has included a new teak deck, new Volvo engine, new generator and all wiring and electronics, new main mast and new sails.  She is an exceptionally well maintained and well equipped sailing ship that is absolutely ready to be worked and sailed.  A full list of her inventory and the work done in recent years is available to prospective buyers.

The size of the ship makes her very attractive as she is small enough to be very easy to handle with a small crew, but her powerful topsail schooner rig with raked masts is probably one of the most eye catching and spectacular rig designs there is.

One of the finest traditional sailing vessels in Europe, for sale at an extremely attractive price at the owners request.

Length on Deck                 63′

Length Overall                   89′

Beam                                    16’2″

Draft                                      8′

Sail Area                               211m²


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Planked in oak fastened to heavy sawn oak frames with iron and galvanised dumps in the traditional manner.

Internal Oak ceiling planking giving enormous strength to the hull.

Solid semi-swept teak deck, fitted new in 2015.  Caulked and payed in the traditional manner.

High bulwarks all round on stanchions through the coverboard, finished with a varnished oak capping rail.

Two separate deck houses with Oak frames give headroom below in the cabins.



Two mast topsail schooner rig.

Mainmast fitted new in 2017.  All spars of varnished wood.

Galvanised wire standing rigging, parcelled and served in the traditional way, fastened with dead eyes and lanyards to external galvanised chain plates.

All sails new in 2013, traditionally made sails with bolt ropes and galvanised cringles.

All running rigging is traditional looking 3 strand polyester, new in 2014.  All blocks varnished wood.



Volvo Penta D7 262hp 6cyl diesel installed new in 2013.

New ZF gearbox installed in 2013.

Single lever controls to a fixed 3 blade bronze propeller gives 9 knots cruising speed at 10 litres/hour.

Propeller, shaft and bearing replaced new in 2017.

2000 litre steel fuel tank in the engine room, new in 2015.

2000 litre welded plastic fresh water tank in the engine room, new in 2015.

12kw Lister Petter generator installed new in 2012.  110 hours running only.

AGM service batteries, total of 1320ah.

Victron Gel batteries for the 24 volt system, 660ah.

2 x 12 volt AGM start batteries plus dedicated GMDSS battery.

All wiring and electrics replaced new in 2012.

All Victron inverters and chargers new in 2013.

Wheel steering with manual hydraulics.



Total of 12 berths in 3 cabins.

Nicely appointed interior with 3 separate sleeping cabins and dedicated engine room.

Steps down into the aft cabin with 2 single berths and a navigation area.  Door to starboard into the engine room.

Separate companionway into the main saloon with galley in aft starboard corner and heads compartment in aft port corner.

Galley has a 4 burner gas stove, electric oven, double stainless sink with hot and cold pressurised water, large fridge and plenty of storage.

Heads has a hot pressurised shower, hand basin and an electric sea toilet.

Main saloon has a large oval varnished mahogany table with fixed seating and space for 12 people.

2 single berths to port under the deck head.

Diesel fired Reflex cabin heater in the saloon.


Forward into the master cabin with double berth to port and hand basin to starboard.

The forward cabin has 4 single berths plus its own entrance hatch from the deck.



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.