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    One Off Design - 33ft Gaff Cutter, pleasure fishing vessel for sale

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    One Off Design - 33ft Gaff Cutter, pleasure fishing vessel
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    • One Off Design - 33ft Gaff Cutter, pleasure fishing vessel

    10m Gaffer, East Coast Smack lines by John Leather design

    “Miranda” was designed by the esteemed John Leather, as a one-off commission for the equally renowned Essex author and yachtsman, Hervey Benham. Miranda was Hervey’s last boat, she was designed along the lines of an East Coast Sailing Smack, carvel built with Mahogany and Iroko planking on Oak frames.
    She was described by John Leather in his specifications as “a wooden, shoal draft, auxiliary fishing yacht”, and in Hervey Benham’s obituary as a ’17 ton cutter’ – but although a very substantial boat, she is considered extremely elegant and easy to handle. Whilst her deck layout and rig have traditional appeal for sailors, Miranda could also be used for fishing with a beam trawl, as Hervey did.
    For those with a particular interest in the history, the sale will include all the original construction plans together with carbon copies of John Leather’s specification for the boat and a letter from him to Hervey Benham.
    Construction
    Built along the lines of an East Coast Sailing smack. She was a one off commission for Hervey Benham.
    Carvel planked hull of Iroko and larch on Oak frames with a painted finish. Iroko decks sealed and painted finish aft. Forward decks sealed and painted. All exterior surfaces were professionally repainted in 2018.
    Fixed bowsprit, long keel and transom stern.
    A cast iron ballast keel is attached to the wooden keel . Internal trimming ballast of lead.
    Superstructure of marine ply, the coach roof of the cabin top and shelter deck has been epoxy sheathed and painted.
    Deep open aft cockpit. with fixed seating. High boom crutch fixed to aft deck, giving over 6ft clearance from the boom.
    Houdini hatch in deck access from the fore cabin.
    Displacement of 7.6tonnes.
    Accommodation
    Deep open cockpit aft with high combings, creating a deep well. Drains into the bilge.
    Single lockable doorway entrance into the accommodation. Headroom of 6ft 5ins under the coach roof. A pilot's berth to port with purpose built stowage boxes beneath it creating the Bosun's locker . A small solid fuel stove ( requires extraction pipe, a vent and chimney on deck. A gas cooker with double burner and grill is set up high on the porthand side, integral sink and drainer is sited in front of it. Below stowage cupboards for the crockery and utensils. A short bench settee to the forward bulkhead. A fixed drop leaf dining table with drawer, amidships with a gimballed oil lamp fixed over the table. A high backed full length settee berth starboard. stowage shelving behind the berths.
    A separate heads compartment to starboard of companionway steps into the saloon. full standing headroom, Blakes Victory sea toilet and a fold down wash basin. Cold water supply only manually pumped. 240litres water tank's capacity.
    In the fore peak there are 2 x long single berths with stowage drawers beneath, an Houdini fore hatch, a the anchor chain slide dropping through from the deck. This cabin has recently been re painted and is bright and clean. Natural bare wood cabin sole accessing the bilge. a repaint to be completed in the saloon, preparations made. Vinyl covered berth backs and cushioning.
    Equipment
    manual anchor windlass on the fore deck.
    Sails
    Varnished solid wooden deck stepped mast, stood in a galvanised tabernacle. Traditional mast hoops for the main sail. Galvanised mild steel wire standing rigging.
    Wooden blocks and tackle. Yards of braided polyester ropes and polypropylene for the running rigging , sheets and warps. All sails are Traditional red canvas, Slab reefing points in the Main sail and fore sail. .
    Gaff and boom are wooden and painted. The bowsprit is fixed and relatively short, adding a further 3ft to her overall length.
    Sails have been stowed onboard the vessel:
    Tan gaff main sail with cover, 1983, Duradon, Good
    Staysail North Sea Sails, new 2002, Clipper cloth, good
    No1 & No2 Jibs James Lawrence, new in 1983 and a Taylors, terylene one, good
    Storm jib by James Lawrence Duradon,good.
    Navigation Equipment
    GPS
    Sestral compass
    Radar reflector
    clock and barometer
    Navigation lights.

    Navigation gear requires wiring in.
    Safety Equipment
    electric and manual bilge pumps.
    Deck stanchions with a guard rope.
    £ 16,000
    Category:Motor Boats
    Subcategory:Classic Motor Boats
    Sales status:available
    Manufacturer:One Off Design
    Model:33ft Gaff Cutter, pleasure fishing vessel
    Mooring Country:United Kingdom
    Currency:GBP
    Year built:1959
    Length:10 m/33 ft
    Width:3.02 m/10 ft
    Propulsion:Inboard
    Engine manufacturer:Volvo model: Penta 2003 installed new 1991
    No. of engines:1
    HP:28
    KW:28
    Fuel:Diesel
    Specifications
    Conditionwell maintainedSale TypeUsed
    SaleOn behalf of customerSteeringWheel control
    Material hullWoodMaterial deckWood
    No. of cabins2No. of berths4
    Headroom2 m/7 ftWC & bathrooms1
    Modelvolvo penta dieselWaterline length8.23 meters
    Max Draft1.22 meters
    Features
    • General Equipment
    • Anchor
    • Anchor W Chain
    • Antifouling
    • Cushion Cover Textile
    • Deck Hatch
    • Fenders
    • Fire Blanket
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • Pulpit
    • Warps
    • Electronic Equipment
    • Battery
    • Electric Bilge Pump
    • Galley Equipment
    • Gas Stove
    • Sink (Cold)
    • Navigation Equipment
    • Compass
    • Depth Sounder
    • Fish Finder
    • Navigation Lights
    • VHF Radio
    • WC Bathroom
    • Toilet Manual
    • Washbasin
    • Interior Cabin Layout
    • Master Cabin
    • Cover Type
    • Cockpit Cover
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    One Off Design - 33ft Gaff Cutter, pleasure fishing vessel
    One Off Design - 33ft Gaff Cutter, pleasure fishing vessel
    £ 16,000Vat Exempt
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