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North Quay 19

(REF: 20936)


  • Designer: Spears, Ted
  • Builder: North Quay Marine
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 19'3"
  • Beam: 7'1"
  • Draft: 1'10"/3'2"
  • Tonnage: 975kg

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Built by North Quay Marine in 2008 to a Ted Spears design, the largest in the range of open day boats built by North Quay at the time.

Bought by the present owner in 2016 from the first owner who had had the boat maintained to a very high standard as the boat was frequently used by North Quay as a display boat at shows and festivals.  In 2017 she had work done to the deck, complete re-varnish and a professional re-spray of the topsides.

The North Quay 19 is a very clever design resulting in a versatile, capable but easy to sail day boat, with a huge cockpit giving space for 6 adults while sailing but also offering quite exciting performance, especially when sailing off the wind.

The trailer sailer concept is more popular now than ever before, and with a total weight of less than 1.5 tons she can be towed behind a moderate sized family car making her very versatile.  Storing a boat at home over the winter and even being able to launch on a slipway will reduce yearly running costs enormously while still having a very pretty and fun boat to sail.

Her accommodation is limited but she can sleep 4 adults under the camping awning giving scope for family weekends away.  Her exceptionally shallow draft with the centreplate up allows access to the heads of the creeks where nobody else will be anchored overnight.

A very smart and well kept example of this popular day boat, complete with everything required to get sailing immediately.

Length on Deck                 19’3″

Length Overall                   23’7″

Beam                                    7’1″

Draft                                      1’10”

Draft plate down              3’2″

Weight                                 975kg/2150lbs

Sail area                               242sqft




Strip plank 12mm Western Red Cedar hull, epoxy glued.  Sheathed inside and out with epoxy glass cloth.

Marine plywood frames bonded to the hull at 500mm centres

External iron ballast keel of 250kg with stainless steel bolts.

Laminated backbone and stem.

Solid mahogany transom, varnished externally.

Galvanised steel centreplate raised with a reduction wheel.

Epoxy sheathed marine plywood deck, finished in non-slip paint.  Varnished mahogany coamings all round.

Douglas Fir beamshelf and deck beams

Transom hung rudder on bronze pintles.  Rudder is made from marine plywood with solid mahogany cheeks.




Gaff cutter rig on a hollow Douglas Fir varnished mast mounted in a tabernacle on deck.

Varnished Douglas Fir boom, gaff and bowsprit.

7×19 stainless steel standing rigging, tensioned with lanyards to stainless eye bolts on the side decks.

Simply rigged with a single cap shroud each side, swept aft so she has no running back stays.

Both staysail and jib are on bronze roller furling systems with a captive forestay in the luff of the sail.

All blocks and rigging gear are from Barton.

3 strand traditional appearance running rigging.  Halyards fall to bronze belaying pins on forward cockpit coaming.

Sails all from Jeckells in 2008 include Mainsail, staysail and jib.  All in very good order, new sacrificial UV strips on the headsails in 2019




Honda 5hp 4 stroke outboard engine sits in a well in the aft deck.  Protrudes on the centreline forward of the rudder.  Engine was new in 2010, serviced regularly.

Gives 4.5 knots cruising speed.

10 litre remote plastic fuel tank.

Electrical output from the engine charges the battery.

Single 12 volt battery in the forepeak, new in 2017.  Supplies power for a 12 volt socket and the sounder.




She has a spray hood with a zip on back, plus an additional camping tent which when put together cover the whole cockpit.

Cushions for a single berth either side on the forward thwarts going under the foredeck.

The aft central sole board can be lifted to bridge across the aft thwarts creating space for a double berth under the camping awning.

Thetford chemical toilet stows in the locker in the forepeak.




Plastimo Offshore 75 compass

Target 2 depth sounder

ICOM IC-M&! handheld VHF

Garmin GP12 GPS


15kg Danforth anchor with ample chain

4kg Grapnel anchor with 20m of warp


Mainsail staysail and jib by Jeckells Sails

Mainsail cover

Cockpit cover (new 2018)

Sprayhood with back

Camping cover for aft cockpit

All over winter cover (new 2019)


Single axle galvanised trailer, new 2016

Honda 5hp 4 stroke outboard

Remote 10litre fuel tank

12 volt battery

Rudder and 2 tillers








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.