The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Alan Mason Steel Schooner Gaff Rigged

Classic 65ft Topsail Schooner
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  267401
  • Length  ·  64'10"
  • Year  ·  1974
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 85hp, Beta (2014)
  • Lying  ·  Rye
Boatshed Brighton
Boatshed Brighton
Tim Kingston

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Alan Mason
Lying Rye
Fuel capacity 220.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 330.0 USG Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 33.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 17/01/2019

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 85hp
Engine make and model Beta (2014)
Engine Hours Engine1: 100
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots

Engine believed to have been installed post 2014. Rarely used - hours estimated less than 100

Dimensions

Length 64'10"
LOD 52'6"
Beam 14'3"
Draft Min 7'3"
Draft Max 7'3"
Displacement 79,380.0lbs
Headroom 6'3"
Storage On mooring

Rig

Schooner rigged Wood spars (1974) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)

Sails

Reefing mainsail Jeckylls - (unknown year)
Headsail - Hank On (unknown year)
Other sails Cruising Chute (unknown year)

Mast renovated by Collars
Top sail gaff rigged schooner

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power

Construction

Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Corten steel hull and keel
Tank capacities estimated
Survey is hull integrity check, interior and upper deck - undertaken afloat

Accommodation

Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)

Induction hob cooker

2 burner electric Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Oven
Sink
Refrigerator
Freezer
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Non-Smokers

Induction hob cooker

2 burner electric Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Sprayhood
Cockpit cover
Rode
Fenders
Swim Ladder

5 sheet winches
Electric Muir Thor windlass
1 anchors
(35kg)

Safety Equipment

Life buoys

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

At 65 ft with her (removable) bowsprit and weighing in at 34 tonnes, this Alan Mason designed steel gaff rigged topsail schooner is more like a small ship than a large yacht.

She's believed to be one of only six built. She was recommissioned in Australia and shipped to the UK where Pendennis boatyard undertook interior refitting. There are many photographs detailing the work carried out, and a box full of blueprints. Her current owner, a shipwright, has lavished two years' work on the keel and hull, which surveyed satisfactorily in 2019.

He has had the masts renovated and commissioned a stainless steel fitting that enables the bowsprit to be removed when marina berthed.

Previous owners have invested hugely upon renovations - her beautiful flush teak deck must have accounted for a lot of that.

On account of the engineering works, it is estimated her Beta engine has done less than 100 hours since installation.

The sails have been individually examined and the biggest issue is the replacement of a 4ft x 3ft panel on the main sail, and in a few places, the bolt rope needs recovering. There also a large cruising chute that looks in excellent condition. The stainless steel rigging appears to be satisfactory for a vessel of this size.

Beyond her saloon, the interior needs refurbishment and she needs basic navigation equipment so that this remarkable vessel can achieve her possible potential as an ocean cruiser, a training school ship, a unique live aboard or a charter boat. These are just some of the opportunities that may be awaiting the next owner of this classic schooner.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Alan Mason Steel Schooner Gaff Rigged has been personally photographed and viewed by Dan King of Boatshed Brighton. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

2 years

Why are you selling her?

Moving to Spain

Where have you sailed her?

South coast

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments 2

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If I had the £££'s, this is the boat I would buy. Beautiful.

A C2020-10-02 15:00:21

Hi, no her masts and rigging need to be installed and she'll need navigation equipment . We recommend a full survey to ascertain exactly what needs doing. Kind regards, tim@boatshedbrighton

Tim K2020-03-08 17:15:32
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