Sailing yachts

Ian Oughtred Caledonia Yawl

(REF: 18456)


  • Designer: Oughtred, Ian
  • Builder: Jonny Burke, Boatbuilder, Scotland
  • Year: 2013
  • Location: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Length on deck: 20'
  • Beam: 6'
  • Draft: 4'6 plate down

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Wooden Ships Comments

The Caledonia Yawl was designed by Ian Oughtred, a prolific designer of small open boats, and has been one of his most popular designs.  This example was built to the highest standards by professional shipwright Johnny Burke in Scotland in 2013 and has been used on only 6 occasions around the Clyde and in Norfolk.

The Caledonia yawl has gained a reputation as a very capable and seaworthy boat suitable for coastal sailing in favourable weather.  The design was altered slightly on this boat with the addition of another laminated frame in way of the chain plates to increase the strength on the hull.

She has built in buoyancy tanks as well as air bags for safety, and comes as a complete package on a virtually new SBS galvanised road trailer so is ready to tow away.


Length on Deck                 20′

Beam                                    6′

Draft                                      4’6″ (centreplate down)

Ian Oughtred Caledonia Yawl



Clinker planked hull built using 9mm Robbins Elite and Super Elite marine plywood and glued using West system epoxy.

Laminated stem and keel.

The deck is made of 6mm Robins Elite plywood, sheathed externally in epoxy glass cloth and finished in white deck paint.

There is a varnished Iroko coaming all round with a varnished sheer strake and small varnished oak rubbing strake.

Buoyancy tanks either side double as thwarts with varnished Iroko tops.

Tiller steering on a stern post hung rudder.  Rudder is a lifting type to enable the boat to float in shallow water.  Curved tiller to allow it to work around the mizzen mast.

Sheathed plywood centreboard casing with a weighted centreplate, lifted with an 8:1 tackle.

Varnished Iroko slatted sole boards.

All deck fittings made of bronze where possible.



Rigged as a gunter yawl on hollow varnished keel stepped larch masts.

Varnished wooden boom and gunter yard, plus a varnished bumpkin for the mizzen.

Stainless steel standing rigging with swaged eyes.  Held with lanyards to external bronze chain plates.

Single shroud each side, single forestay to the stem head and twin running backstays on the main mast.  Mizzen mast is unstayed.

Bronze mast fittings all round.  Pin rail at the base of the mast to carry the falls.

Mainsail, mizzen and headsail all in red terylene and made by W B Lietch of Tarbet, all in as new condition.



4 x lifejackets

Bruce anchor with chain and warp

Small inflatable dinghy with oars

Boom crutch

2013 SBS road trailer





Full specification and details available upon request





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