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"Dunkirk little ship" - Dawn

For Sale
Price: 70,000 GBP 70,000 GBP
Contact Call Nick on +44(0)7900 191326

Waypoint Yacht Brokers Ltd
Harbour Office
Folly Lane
East Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO32 6N


Dawn, a Gaff Yawl, was built in Falmouth on 1905 by Thomas of Falmouth. An extract from Yachting Monthly in 1905 says, 'Her owner's requirements were for a thoroughly good sea boat, easily worked without a paid hand.' It goes on to say, 'although of heavy displacement she carries a fair turn of speed and her best point of sailing is to windward in a hard blow.' Although known as a gaff yawl Dawn has her mizzen forward of the stern post so technically she is a ketch. Dawn did her bit at Dunkirk and is on the historic ships register.


This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of yachting history with the current owner just having completed a major refit in one of the best traditional boatbuilding yards. All aspects of the rebuild were completed to a very high standard with new deck beams, decks, toe rail and aft stem post fitted. She had new keel bolts in 2020 made from the best marine grade stainless steel. Pictures of the refit and survey are available. She has new white sails, new running and standing rigging. Although her sections are narrow, she has the traditional two berths in the saloon with storage forward of the main mast. Her galley and chart table are of a sensible size. Winner of the RSYC’s Centeenary pursuit race 2021.


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Specific details

LOA 14.6304m
Year 1905
Make Gaff Yawl
Location COWES
Hull Material Pitchpine on oak
Designer G. U. Laws
Maximum Draft 1.79m
Beam 2.56m
Displacement 2286.105kg
First Launch 1905
Designer G. U. Laws

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