We are extremely happy to be able to offer this beautifully built Catalan Llaut Wooden Yacht for sale.
The boat was also featured in Classic Boat magazine:
They said: “José Granell’s day job is building boat and submarine models for the movies. His own project, near completion in a corner of the famous Shepperton Studios, is a 23ft (7m) llaut, the traditional beamy, lateen-rigged double-ender that still graces every port in Spain. We have never heard of one being built in Britain. José approached Paul Fisher to work up modern build plans from old lines, and he has since been busy with epoxy and strip-planked cedar (a double layer). The boat is due for launching this August at Hayling Island. She has oars, a Yanmar 1GM10 in a centre-cockpit engine box and, of course, the distinctive lateen rig with a big jib (from James Lawrence). She’s going to be a handful to sail, as the owner concedes, but worth it, to be the only llaut on the Solent!"
The boat is a Catalan Llaut class and is built to plans commissioned from Selway Fisher.
Built over a 5 year period to very traditional spec where possible. She was launched in 2015. Double Cedar planking on Iroko frames and Iroko deck beams, carlins etc.
The deck is a layer of high grade marine ply with 10mm Doug Fir planking caulked with sikkaflex. Mast, yard, bowsprit and oars are all Douglas fir and all the blocks are handmade in solid ash (one piece traditional design) with lignum vitae rollers.
The hull is sheathed below the waterline and fitted with 380 kgs of lead ballast, I believe all up she weighs 2 tonne. All fittings and fixtures are either stales or Bronze.
There is a Garmin chart plotter etc and she is fitted with a Yanmar Gm12 engine (approx 5 hours use) also a 70 litre fuel tank. Removable Nav lights.
Her rig is a traditional Lateen rig with one main and one large Jib. The sails where handmade to traditional patterns by James Laurence of Brightlingsea and all the standing and running rigging is Hempex.
She was valued for insurance at £45,000, The marine surveyors and Selway Fisher both agreed that if the build was commissioned from a boat yard she would have cost in the region of £65,000.
We are certain that this boat won’t be around for long, and if she is then at least we have the pleasure of looking at such a beautiful boat. For more information or to arrange a viewing, call 02392 984666 or fill in our contact forms.