Wooden Ships Comments on this Luke Powell Gaff Cutter
Designed and built by Luke Powell of Working Sail in 2009. She is the sister ship to an earlier Luke Powell Gaff Cutter, ‘Ezra’, and as such was a proven design with a track record.
Built for the present owner she has operated as a charter and sail training vessel since her launch through what has been a very successful business.
The business aspect of this set up is available with the vessel if required.
Since her launch in 2009 she has worked every season and as such has benefitted from continual maintenance and inspection to keep her in top fettle and to satisfy the MCA commercial coding surveyors. She has a current Category 2 MCA certificate. At just 7 years old she has the satisfaction of a new boat combined with the benefits of one which has been properly sailed and tested in order to iron out the numerous small issues which can crop up.
Her design was chosen as it is the perfect size, combining manageability, space and comfort, giving 10 berths and ample deck space while still being a yacht that can be handled by a small crew.
She became well known after appearing in the ITV programme ‘The Hungry Sailors’ and has become a common sight in harbours along the south coast and in Brittany, as well as proving her speed by winning the 2015 Pilot Cutter review in St Mawes.
A very fine yacht in solid condition capable of continuing her role as a charter vessel or moving to being a comfortable and capable private yacht.
Length on Deck 44′
Length overall 61′
Length Waterline 38′
Displacement 24 tons
Planked in larch except for the top three strakes which are in oak.
Bronze screw fastened to heavy sawn oak frames in pairs, through bolted with bronze.
Full length external lead ballast keel of 6.5 tons fastened with numerous bronze bolts.
4.5 tons of internal lead trimming ballast.
Grown oak floors across the centreline.
Knee high bulwarks all round on oak stanchions through the coverboard and an oak capping rail.
Straight laid solid Opepe deck, caulked with cotton and payed with Sikaflex
Solid Opepe coach roof coamings with bronze port holes.
Gaff cutter rig on a solid keel stepped wooden mast with a fidded topmast.
Solid gaff, boom and topmast. Hollow bowsprit by Noble Spars (2011)
Galvanised standing rigging to external galvanised chain plates with deadeyes and lanyards.
Traditional style synthetic running riggingFull wardrobe of sails by Patrick Selman in 2009, all in good order.
Beta Marine 75hp 4cyl diesel installed new in 2009. Approx. 3,500 hours running time.
Regularly serviced and easily accessed behind removable panels.
PRM hydraulic gearbox with single lever controls.
Centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller
320 litres of fuel in two separate stainless steel tanks
400 litres of water in two separate stainless steel tanks
30 l stainless black tank for waste from the heads.
3 x 105ah AGM domestic batteries
1 x 12v AGM starting battery.
SFC Efoy 1200W Hydrogen fuel cell provides constant and automatic trickle charging to the batteries making the boat self sufficient.
Balmar 100 amp smart alternator plus installed shore power system with 240 volt charger. Removable solar panels.
1000W inverter provides 240 volt when not on shore power.
All LED light bulbs throughout the boat.
Interior is fitted out in the typical style of all Lukes Powells boats with painted T&G panelling and varnished oak trim. Everything is substantially built and intended to stand up to the rigours of life at sea.
10 berths including 2 doubles and 6 singles.
Largely open plan saloon with lots of headroom, masses of storage space and plenty of hand holds.
Large double quarter berth either side of the entrance hatch under the aft deck.
Galley to port with a 4 burner gas stove with oven and grill. 75l fridge with keel cooling system. 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink with pressurised hot and cold water.
Chart desk facing forward to starboard.
Centreline dropleaf oak table with a settee berth to port and a pilot berth outboard under the deck head. Shorter settee to starboard with a comfortable reclined back and shelves behind. Wood burning stove at the forward end of the settee to starboard.
Passageway forward to starboard with the heads compartment to port.
Heads compartment with hot and cold pressurised water, hand basin and shower. Blakes Lavac sea toilet discharges over the side or into a black tank
Forward cabin with 4 single berths approximately 6’4″ in length plus plenty of storage.
Full specification and details available upon request
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