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Sea Otter Gaff Yawl

(REF: 18189)


  • Designer: Moss, David
  • Builder: David Moss
  • Year: 1997 - 2001
  • Location: Lancashire, UK
  • Length on deck: 25'
  • Beam: 7'6
  • Draft: 2'/5'

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Gaff Yawl

Known as a Sea Otter 25 Canoe Yawl, the design was inspired by the Clyde Canoe Club Yawl with increased freeboard and a little more sheer.  Built by David Moss and launched in 2002 for the present owner, she has been cruised extensively and proven herself as a very capable boat and incredibly easy to handle.

The quality of the original build and the current finish are second to none, she is an immaculate little yacht which will make any new owner incredibly proud.

Gaff Yawl


Strip plank Douglas Fir hull all epoxy glued with an overlay of Khaya, total hull thickness  of 3/4″.

Frames, backbone, stem and stern post all in Iroko.

External lead ballast keel with a galvanised centreplate.

Deck laid in 12mm marine plywood and epoxy sheathed.



Gaff yawl rig.

All varnished spruce hollow spars.  Booms are solid spruce.

Galvanised standing rigging to deadeyes and lanyards, braided running rigging.



Air cooled Yanmar 10hp diesel with a hydraulic drive to a centreline 3 blade feathering propeller.Gaff Yawl



Comfortable sitting headroom below decks with three berths in the main cabin including 2 saloon settee berths and a quarter berth to port

Central galley to starboard with Taylors paraffin stove.

Chart desk to port by the companionway.


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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.