Google 1961 Lone Gull 2 cutter

Year: 1961  
Manufacturer: Wooden Ships
Price: £14,950


Lone Gull 11                                     SSR                             Maurice Griffiths, the celibrated editor of Yachting Monthly for many years was the driving force in bringing sailing to the people after the war. He was also a highly respected yacht designer and his yachts are instantly recognisable, often with full width cabin roofs and bilge keels. He was an East Coast man where they sail on wet grass so the shoal draft was a speciality. Aiming at a budget family market, his yachts give good volume for their dimensions and make full use of the length Most MG yachts were built by the small Essex and Suffolk yards but other designs like the Eventide and Waterwitch were aimed at the amateur builder   Maurice Griffiths wanted to improve on his pre-war 30’ Lone Gull 1 design which had an American-inspired centre-board but suffered from several weaknesses. The result was the Lone Gull 2, slightly smaller to respect the increased post-war building costs with a long keel and bilge keels and often declared by him t be his favourite yacht. The cabin roof is typically Maurice Griffiths full width which, with the mast mounted on the deck, allows full use of the interior volume. The Lone Gull 11 design has a transom stern with the rudder hung on the transom. The design is described with line drawings and photos in Maurice Griffiths’ book “60 Years a Yacht Designer.”   This example was built by Gordon Armstrong Ltd, Scarborough in Yorkshire in 1961 to a special order by an owner who commissioned a Lone Gull 11 but with a short over-hanging counter stern increasing her length on deck from the original  28’ design to 31’. Fitted with twin steel plate bilge keels.   She was rebuilt  in 1995 by boat builder John England of Padstow in Cornwall when most of the steamed timbers were replaced with all new fastenings.  The interior joinery completed by the owner to a very good standard all in mahogany.   Designer:                                            Maurice Griffiths Builder:                                              Gordon Armstrong Ltd, Scarborough Year                                                   1961 Length on deck                                  31’ Lwl                                                     24’5” Beam      &

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