1992 Traditional Breton Gaff Cutter
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Breton Gaff Cutter
- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Brittany, France
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- EUR 170,000 (US$ 198,084)
Sponsored as part of a government scheme, this boat was built as a replica of a 1910 Breton sailing fishing boat from Longuivy. Pitch pine on oak and laid pine deck. Perkins 82hp diesel, 2008. 8 berths in 2 cabins. French certificate to carry 18 day passengers + 2 crew. Powerful gaff cutter rig which makes her very fast.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Longuivy, Brittany
Flag of Registry: France
LOA: 69 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 8 in
Length on Deck: 48 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 7 ft 2 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 1 in
Headroom: 6 ft 0 in
Total Power: 82 HP
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 2008
Engine Model: 4 CYL
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 82 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (45)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Plastic (45)
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 2
Manual bilge pump - x 3
Electric bilge pump - x 3
Liferaft - x 3 for 20 people
Total Liferaft Capacity: 20
Breton Gaff Cutter
Wooden Ships Comments on this 49’ Breton Gaff Cutter
The extraordinary revival of interest in the French traditional boat scene in Brittany as a result of the festivals in Douarnenez and later in Brest has been the envy of traditional boat enthusiasts in the UK.
In true Breton fashion the magazine Chasse Maree which started the whole movement instigated a program called Bateaux des Cotes de France – Boats of the French Coast.
The plan was to encourage individual ports or regions to build a replica of the fishing or trading boats from their areas. Moreover, the build would attract government and commercial sponsorship.
The result has been the construction of some 80 boats either new builds or rebuilds from the 80’ Recouvrance down to the little 20’ open sailing fishing boat built for the editor of Chasse Maree himself, Bernard Cadoret.
This cutter is one of this illustrious fleet, a replica of a 1910 sailing fishing boat from the port of Longuivy on the north coast of Britanny.
Built by 2 local boat builders in full public view between 1988 and her launch in 1992 she joined the regatta fleets in Douarnenez and Brest.
She then sailed to the Caribbean and South America returning by way of Bermuda before being sold to the present family owners in 2008 since when she has operated as a charter boat in the Golfe de Morbihan on the south Brittany coast running day and weekly sails with individuals and groups.
None of us get any younger so after 8 happy and successful years in operation it is now time for the family to hand over to a new generation.
(Trading figures at around Eu 100k are available on request)
Pitch-pine planking on sawn oak frames.
External lead ballast.
Straight laid pine deck with high bulwarks all round and lots of clear deck space.
Gaff cutter on a keel stepped solid wooden mast.
She has proved to be a fast boat with a powerful rig setting 200sqm sail (600sq’)
All traditional block and tackle but with modern winches and hydraulic windlass back-up.
Perkins 4-cyl 82hp naturally aspirated fresh water cooled diesel engine installed in 2008 with new shaft and prop.
Single lever control hydraulic gear-box.
3 double berths in the midships accommodation + 2 singles in the aft cabin.
Below deck, the vessel is divided into 3 compartments:
Small focs’le, stowage only, access by a flush deck hatch immediately aft of the sampson post with collision bulkhead to:
Midships main accommodation with large sky-light and coach-roof over. Berths, galley etc.
Full specification and details available upon request
These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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