Google 1995 Heard 23 long keel

Year: 1995  
Manufacturer: Mike Lucas Yachting
Price: £19,950

Falmouth working boat based on the traditional ‘Truro River Oyster Dredging Boat’.  GRP hull, flush deck layout with 9 foot cockpit, teak exterior brightwork and internal lead ballast.  Yanmar 2GM diesel engine.   MARY HAY is an elegant 23 foot yacht built by Gaffers & Luggers, designed by Percy Dalton and based upon the gaff cutters, as developed for Oyster dredging in the Fal Estuary. This 23 foot version has flush-deck, giving a most attractive and traditional sleek appearance to the boat.  There is naturally a smaller cabin than the standard cruising boat, but still accommodates two berths, circular table between, galley/gas stove unit and marine toilet.  This version provides for a very roomy cockpit, with substantial storage space in cockpit lockers and easy access to sail controls. Still with original owners, she has been much-loved by the family and cruised locally.  Please note: the current owners wish to retain the name.   History of the Heard Gaff Cutter These elegant GRP Gaff Cutters were originally built for oyster dredging in the late 1960s and continue to follow a century of tradition.  They have enjoyed a successful working life under sail alongside their wooden counterparts during the winter months, although in recent years there has been a decline in oyster dredging, there are a handful of these 23 boats still dredging trying to keep tradition alive.  The summer racing has reached new heights, equally matched GRP and wooden boats new and old, race for a full calender of trophies. Growing demand to combine tradition with the present has lead to these safe and seaworthy hulls being adapted for cruising, offering the ultimate in family comfort and enjoyment.

Hull Material 
Max Draft 
Engine Make 
Engine Model 
Engine Year 
Fuel Capacity 
Length on Deck 
Length Overall 
Water Capacity 
Number of Berths 
Number of Engines 
8 ft
4 ft
24 gal
23 ft 3 in
33 ft
20 gal

Contact Information

+44 (0)1803 212818
+44 (0)1803 212818

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