The perfect daysailer.
Katie was the prototype for the Deben Lugger class. She is a very stable, roomy boat, easily trailed behind an average car and simple to sail or motor. I had her rig changed in 2012 to a gaff yawl by Edward Dridge boatbuilders of Emsworth. The results have been a complete success. She is now much more versatile, faster, closer to windward and better balanced on the helm.
The yawl rig is straightforward and enables her to be sailed as a sloop or in strong winds just under jib and mizzen, all very stress free!
She has a long shallow keel which enables he to be sailed in as little 18” of water. She also has a dagger board for more serious
windward work. Motoring is easy and quiet with her 4 stroke 4hp Yamaha outboard.
Her hull is GRP with wooden internal fit out covered in GRP cloth and painted. She has a varnished bowsprit and hatch covers and aluminium spars which make her very easy to maintain but keep her looking smart.
One important feature is her stability, she is beamy and her keel makes her a very comfortable and safe boat to move around on, which is a valuable feature when children are on board. She is also remarkably roomy and we have sailed her on picnic trips with 4
adults, 3 children and two dogs - a little cramped but perfectly doable in light weather.
We have very much enjoyed owning her and have had many good days sailing Chichester harbour with friends and family. She makes a good family boat ideal for a day on the water sailing or motoring, picnics, or even fishing. She comes with everything you need to get out on the water in comfort including:
A custom break back trailer with 20 rollers and sealed AL-KO axle and bearings for easy launch and recovery and low maintenance, made for her in 2010.
8 cockpit cushions
Folding backrests for the helmsman
Beautiful custom wooden tiller
Spray hood that provides deep protection in inclement weather
Roller furling jib
Boathook, anchor and warp.
Stainless steel rigging.
A custom made winter cover to protect her in the off season.
She will make a great boat for someone who wants hassle free boating with friends or the family and is ready to go now.