Gostelows – Radiance for sale
3.05 m/10 ft
11.28 m/37 ft
South West, Cornwall, United Kingdom.
Built by Gostelows of Boston, Lincolnshire in 1936 to a design by S. Belchambers. The Gostelow yard built fishing boats and a number of yachts in the 1920’s and 30’s, some to their own design and some by outsiders. Their yachts usually reflect the substantial scantlings of their fishing boats and this yacht is no exception.
She has had a thorough refit in the past 5-years when the masts and spars have been stripped and revarnished, new forestay and cap shrouds fitted, the other standing rigging treated with black varnish and served, all blocks stripped and revarnished, coach-roof stripped and revarnished. New toe rails fitted, new running rigging, new navigation instruments, new cooker, new sail cover, fore hatch and sky-light covers, new sea toilet, sea cocks replaced, heads sea cocks stripped and serviced, new cabin stove and the whole boat has been repainted.
She has a long keel, a full canoe stern with the rudder hung underneath, a sweet sheer with marked forward sheer and a delicate kick-up to the stern, good freeboard and good beam for her day making her a big, dry yacht capable of standing up to her canvas and taking considerable weather.