44ft Sailing Smack, 1883. Gaff Yawl with auxiliary – ex working vessel converted for pleasure 1946 for sale
Eastern, Essex, United Kingdom.
44ft topsail gaff yawl, ex sailing smack Daisy CK12 when built by the Aldous Brothers of Brightlingsea in 1883. she has gone through 3 rebuilds, the most recent overhaul refitting work was carried out by Robertson’s Boatyard of Woodbridge 2014-5. Summary of works carried out: Removing and refurbishing the mas s and spars, overhauling / rebuilding the engine,overhauling/ repairing the Heads, exterior brightwork scraped back and re varnished.
Dusmarie has been much written about by her long term owners the Dixons , her travels through the Canal du Midi!.
To Gallippoli, included in her sale is a rose bowl trophy from 1933 Channel Race….
She worked as an oyster smack until 1932, then went into private ownership. Due to WW II she was abandoned in Sweden returning to claim her in 1946. She was in a bad way calling for a large refit so at this time it was decided to add 3 ft to her overall length , a poop deck and adding a mizzen mast ( making her a yawl, she was relaunched in 1947. She remained in the same family for 60 years sold to another in 1990. Present ownership from 2001.
She is on the National Register of Historic vessels, No 23 in the Classic Boat’s list of Top 250 British Classics.
Larch planking. Long keel. Tiller/ rudder steering
Hatch over companionway into accommodation sail locker and heads under mast deck. Focsle cabin with chart table
Amid ships there is a saloon with two bunks and a fully equipped galley, the aft cabin has two bunks.
24v electric system
No heating system
Three water tanks with a header tank on deck.
solid wooden varnished spars. Retractable bowsprit.
Sailed as a gaff ketch with mizzen mast and top mast for top sail. Both are keel stepped.
Traditional tan sails. Main sail needs renewing, the others: stay sail, jibs are nearly new or good in their condition.
She also has a selection of old sails a flying jib , running stay sail and genoas all white and in good condition
a new GPS, VHS radio and a Raymarine echo sounder
4 x life jackets, 2 x life rings ( on decks) Safety harness for the mast climbing
Broker M.J. Lewis & Son