Sailing yachts

Golant Gaffer Gaff Cutter

(REF: 30637)


  • Designer: Roger Dongray
  • Year: 1991
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Length on deck: 18'9"
  • Beam: 7'
  • Draft: 2'9"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Golant Gaffer Gaff Cutter

19’ Golant Gaffer built by the current owner to the well known Roger Dongray plans.  The boat was completed and launched in 1991.

The Golant Gaffer is a popular design with traditional lines and rig, but built from modern wood/epoxy strip plank methods which make for a low maintenance and tough hull.

A brand new Yanmar 2YM15 engine was fitted in 2022 but has hardly been used since.

Comes with a good quality twin axle galvanised road trailer and all over winter cover.  Finished in paint rather than varnish for a low maintenance boat.


Length on Deck                 18’9”

Length Overall                                   25’

Length Waterline                             17’9”

Beam                                                    7’

Draft                                                      2’9”


  • Strip plank hull using 1cm red cedar, all epoxy bonded.  Hull sheathed inside and out in epoxy glass cloth.
  • Bulkheads of marine plywood epoxy bonded into the hull for strength.
  • Deck is laid in strip plank cedar and epoxy sheathed externally.
  • External lead ballast keel of 0.5 tons fastened with stainless steel keel bolts.
  • Iroko coachroof coamings
  • Self draining cockpit with painted plywood thwarts and sole.  Water tight hatch in the sole to access aft bilge.  All new cockpit seacocks 2024.
  • Tiller steering on a transom hung rudder.


  • Gaff cutter rig on a deck stepped painted spruce mast, boom, bowsprit and gaff yard.
  • Stainless steel standing rigging new in 2003.  Bronze rigging screws with external bronze chain plates.
  • Running backstays on tackles.
  • 1 non-ST winch on the coachroof with a pair of clutches.
  • Mainsail, staysail and jib by Dolphin Sails all in good condition.


  • Yanmar 2YM15 twin cylinder 17hp engine installed new in 2022.  The engine has hardly been used since installation.
  • Single lever controls to a centreline Darglow feathering propeller.  4.5 knots cruising speed.  6.5 knots max speed.
  • 60 litre plastic fuel tank in cockpit locker.
  • 2 x 12 volt batteries charged from the engine alternator


  • Usual Golant accommodation with 2 single berths and sitting headroom.
  • Steps down into the cabin over the varnished iroko engine box lid.
  • Origo 2 burner spirit stove to port and stainless sink to starboard.
  • 2 single settee berths with storage shelves outboard under the deck head.
  • Centreline door into the forepeak with space for a ‘bucket and chuck it’ heads.


  • Galvanised twin axle road trailer
  • All over winter cover
  • Plastimo steering compass
  • VHF
  • Danforth anchor with 10m chain and 40m warp
  • Mooring warp
  • Fenders
  • Boathook
  • Mainsail
  • Staysail
  • Jib
  • Fire blanket
  • Masthead tricolour light
  • Bunk and berth cushions

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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.

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