Crossfields of Arnside – 23ft River Class Gaffer for sale
Eastern, Essex, United Kingdom.
23ft Gaff cutter Classic 1912 Rivers Class by Crossfields of ArnsidesA very pretty little Classic Gaffer with a distinctive rounded stern.
Now REDUCED AND OPEN TO OFFERS, a knowledgeable new custodian required.
Professionally restored. Her lines are based on that of a Morcambe Bay Prawner and a Lancashire Nobby. Original bronze fittings with the addition of some new such as the main horse and reefing drums….
10 day racing boats were commissioned by the Mersey Royal Yacht Club in 1911.
It was decided to use the known Jewel Class lines, 1905 and add a 5ft bowsprit….
6 boats were built in 1912 with a further 4 in 1914.
Severn has been professionally restored in present ownership. She carries a gaff rig, tan sails and has a small 8hp auxiliary engine. Shallow long fixed keel.
She offers very basic accommodation, sitting headroom only in the cabin , 2 x full length berths, refitted with new cushions.
Carvel planked of pitch pine on sawn oak frames and back bone,distinctive rounded stern.
10cwt iron ballast keel
internal pig iron ballast.
Professionally restored by shipwrights.
A survey and restoration photos are available.
2 x 6ft opposing berths, sitting headroom only. Internally all painted out . New fabric covered cushions.
25lbs CQR Anchor with 20m chain
fenders and warps
Gaff cutter rig on varnished Douglas fir masts and spars, keel steeped mast.
Riggingis set up to dead eyes and lanyards.
All sails are of terylene tan in colour. In good or fair condition.
Mainsail with 4 reefing points plus an older spare main, 5 jibs.( 2 of the foresails were made by Sadlers of Burnham….
Wykeham Martin bronze furling gear on both jibs.
2 x Edwardian bronze winches
Sestral compass, Nasa Duet speed and depth
Electric and manual bilge pumps
Broker M.J. Lewis & Son