11m Gaff Ketch 1903 – Pain Clarke of Bourne End, Thames for sale
South East, Kent, United Kingdom.
11m Gaff Ketch Classic yacht 1903 REDUCEDWhite Moth, a genuine Classic Gaff Ketch, launched 1903. Built on the Thames at Bourne End, designed by Mr John Pain Clarke of Burnham on Crouch. We have a 2012 survey for reference, a keel bolt was drawn and found to be in very good condition.
The vessel went through an extensive restoration in 1992-3 and has since been kept very well maintained and in good order.
Her hull is carvel planked of Kauri Pine, floors and frames of oak. Long keel draws 4ft 6ins, with lead trimming ballast attached. Her sails all parchment white.
Her masts and spars are varnished Douglas Fir.
She has an auxiliary inboard engine Lister Alpha 20hp diesel
White Moth has been kept sailing as a beautiful Classic, a member of the Old Gaffers Association. Below deck sit’s all rather minimal for facilities and not her original interior.
There are 2 full length settee berths. Forward there is sail storage and the Baby Blake heads. There is a full size chart table and small galley area.
Comfortable stylish cruising for a couple.
Afloat on her swinging mooring (available and paid ’til March 2018) for the summer, Relaunched JUne 2017 having undergone her annual refit.
Ballast: 2.25 tons iron casting and some added lead
Hull Construction: Carvel planking with Kauri pine
Keel: Cut away forefoot
Deck Construction: Diagonal T and G pine with glass and expoxy covering
Deck Colour: Pale yellow
Super Structure: Teak/Iroko
SS Colour: Coachroof, cockpit, toerails all varnish
Headroom: 5ft 7ins
Main cabin: Galley to port and chart table stbd,
Seating with new cushions that convert to single berths port and stbd
Lockers and storage space both sides
Heads behind a curtain to stbd
Forepeak with hatch
Calorifier: Hot water in galley via bronze hand pumps
Anchor: 16 Kg CQR type and 50 m chain
Kedge Anchor: 8 Kg with some chain and 60 m warp
Anchor Winch: Original 1903
Total sail area: 700 sq ft
Mast and Spars: All varnished timber incl. jibstick for staysail
Main Mast: Keel Stepped
Mizzen Mast: Deck Stepped
Reefing: Tie reefing
Headsails: Wykeham Martin bronze furling drums on staysail and jib
Standing Rigging: Stranded Stainless, hand spliced and served
Running Rigging: Mostly Polyester, with wooden varnish blocks
Mizzen, Jib and Staysail- Wilkinsons, Synthetic, good condition
Mainsail- Lucy Harris, Clipper, 2 years old
Compass: Bosun Steering
Echo Sounder amd log: Nasa ‘Duet’
GPS: MLR 322
Life ring with boat’s name
Fire extingushers: 3 dry powder, fire blanket and automatic engine extinguisher
Floating rescue line
No guarantee is given or implied with regards to specification but descriptions are given in good faith. All vessels sold without warranty or condition to fitness either expressed or implied by status or otherwise. We are relying on information supplied to us by a third party. M.J. Lewis advises that a qualified independent surveyor carries out a full out of water survey.
Broker M.J. Lewis & Son