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New England Bass Boat

(REF: 26467)


  • Designer: Great River Boat Works, MA
  • Builder: Great River Boat Works, MA
  • Year: 2002
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 24'11"
  • Beam: 7'6"
  • Draft: 2'6"
  • Tonnage: 2050kg

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Wooden Ships Comments on this New England Bass Boat

Built by Great River Boat Works of Mashpee, MA in 2002.  Based on the New England MacKenzie Cuttyhunk Bass Boats but built using modern wood/epoxy methods for a strong, light and low maintenance vessel.

Imported into the UK by the current owner and certified to RCR standards.  Certifying surveys carried out in 2022.

Designed as a fast fishing boat, she has rod holders and live bait wells in the bilge.  She does however make an excellent family boat, very stable, safe and with a lot of space, able to cruise at 17 knots very economically, she is great for summer exploration around the coast.  The sheltered space up forward gives somewhere dry to get out of the weather if needed.

She comes with a recent SBS 3000 road trailer so can easily be moved around if required.  All up towing weight of less than 3 tons.

The Steyr diesel engine is a modern light weight high revving diesel, parts are easily available and it is easily serviced and maintained.

A very unusual design this side of the Atlantic, she makes for a very practical family boat and really stands out for the crowd, so from someone looking for something that little bit special rather than the boring common RIB this could be just the ticket.


Length on Deck                 24’ 11”

Beam                                    7’6”

Draft                                      2’6”

Displacement                    2050kg


Clinker cold molded glued mahogany hull sheathed externally in Kevlar.  Oak frames bonded to the hull

Spray rail around the waterline.  Rubbing strake with bronze rubbing band.

Topsides finished in Awlgrip paint.

Varnished mahogany transom.

Internal bulkheads and partitions made from marine plywood.

Yacht laid teak foredeck joggled to a scrubbed covering board with a varnished teak tow rail.  Varnished teak forehatch with a bronze portlight.  Bronze stem head fitting.

Teak covering boars extend aft to become the capping rail on the small side decks.  Aft deck in straight laid teak with lifting locker lids.

Painted plywood windscreen with removable canvas roof.

Straight laid teak weather deck, otherwise called the cockpit sole.  Various lockers in the sole for storage.  Water tight bait locker at the aft end.

Engine box in painted plywood with a laid teak lid.

Helm position to starboard with a bronze and teak wheel.

Centreline varnished teak companion hatch into the accommodation space.


Steyr 164hp 4cyl turbo charged marine diesel. Approximately 1300 hours. Professionally serviced, recent new turbo fitted.

Fresh water cooled engine with a bronze Grocco sea water strainer.

Racor fuel filter/water separator recently fitted. 2 x plastic diesel tanks under aft deck with all new piping and valves.

Twin disc 1.90:1 ratio gearbox with a trolling valve. Single lever engine controls at the wheel and at the tiller.

Stainless steel shaft to a fixed 4 blade bronze propeller. Water lubricated stern gland with a cutlass bearing in the P-bracket.

17 knots cruising speed with a top speed of around 20 knots. Fuel consumption is an economical 3 gallons/hour.

Cast bronze rudder with hydraulic steering. Varnished teal tiller for alternative/emergency steering.


Sitting headroom with 2 single berths under the foredeck.

Storage lockers under the berths.


Steering compass

Raymarine ST5000 autopilot

Standard Horizon VHF

Raymarine L760 chart plotter

Fortress FX-11 main anchor with chain and warp

Danforth kedge anchor with chain and warp



2 x Whale Supersub auto electric bilge pumps

Manual bilge pump

2 x fire extinguishers

Bunk cushions

SBS R4-3000B road trailer

Cockpit cover

Bimini cover

Wooden Ships classic yachts brokers have an extensive database of boats for sale. With a wide range of sailboats, classic yachts, motor yachts and small classic boats, Wooden Ships has one of the largest selections of traditional wooden boats and yachts for sale in the UK.


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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