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

Solent One Design O.D. Racing Gaff Class

Classic Regatta Winner 2018
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  266361
  • Length  ·  12.65m
  • Year  ·  1896
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  3
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 10hp, Yanmar 1GM (2010)
  • Lying  ·  Lymington
Boatshed Lymington
Boatshed Lymington
Anthony Silver

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 Herbert White
Builder Whites Cowes
Lying Lymington
Fuel capacity 25.0 ltr (5.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 10hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 1GM (2010)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


Length 12.65m
LOD 31.60m
LWL 7.70m
Beam 2.40m
Draft Max 1.75m
Displacement 8kg (18.3lbs)
Storage On mooring


Cutter rigged Other spars (2013) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2013)


Reefing mainsail James Lawrence - Slab (2004)
Other sails Jack Yard Topsail by James Lawrence (2004)
Jib by Saunders (2011)
Genoa by Saunders (2010)
Asymmetric spinnaker by Elvstrom (2010)
Asymetric Spinnaker Hyde (2010)
Spinnaker gear

New Sika Spruce Mast 2013
Mainsail cover by Saunders 2010


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 3
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1

Deck Gear

Sail cover

2 halyard winches
2 anchors
30.00m of chain

Nav Equipment

Depth sounder

Broker's Comments

This is the last existing Solent One Design still racing on the Solent. 23 were built between 1896 & 1897 for members of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the Island Sailing Club. Built at Whites of Cowes and constructed from pitch pine on oak frames with a lead keel.

The yacht benefits from an extensive refit in 2010 when she was striped to bare wood inside and out, epoxied and filled with epoxy putty, sheathed outside only to the waterline with bi-axial glass cloth. Then filled and faired, spray-painted in Awlgrip Oyster White.

Her original spars are constructed from Oregon Pine and have been lovingly kept, the varnish certainly ‘gleams’. She benefits from an extensive sail wardrobe will allow you to enter into any classic boat race. Powered by a 10hp Yanmar 1GM diesel engine with an approximate fuel consumption of less than one litre per hour.

The interior aboard is very basic for racing; sail locker forward of the mast separated from the cabin by a bulkhead with entrance. The cabin has twin berths with upholstery, to starboard aft there is a navigation table, draws and locker beneath. On the port side there is a galley, with sink and storage, the stove and gas bottle have been removed for racing.

This is an opportunity to obtain part of maritime history with a great racing record, viewing is highly recommended for any classic boat lover…

2012/2013 refit:

New Sitka Spruce Mast, boom and gaff

New stainless steel and running rigging

Woodwork re varnished


The spars are original Oregon pine. They are rigged with stainless steel standing rigging (checked annually) and with modern cordage for halyards, sheets and lines.


Sails – all Dacron:

Mainsail and Jackyard Topsail by James Lawrence 2004 – slab reefing

Jib and staysail on 2010 furlers by Sanders Sails 2011

Genoa by Sanders Sails 2010

Nylon Asymmetric spinnaker by Elvstrom 2010

Nylon Asymmetric spinnaker by Hyde 2011(Small)


• Mainsail cover by Sanders 2010

• Compass
• Log and echo sounder

• 10hp Yanmar 1GM diesel (2001) raw water cooled is serviced regularly
• Shaft drives a fixed three bladed, offset bronze propeller (2011)
• Electrical system has two 12-volt batteries charged by the engine
Ground Tackle and Mooring

• CQR anchor, chain and nylon warp
• Mooring lines.

The Solent One-Design is 25ft 3in on the waterline, 32ft 2in between the ends, and 41ft 6in overall. Her beam is 7ft 10in and she draws 5ft 9in with a displacement of 7.38 tons. Cutter rigged with a gaff mainsail and jack yard topsail, she now sports a light genoa for use in winds under ten knots, and, in line with her original sail plan, an asymmetric spinnaker. The Solent One-Design was the first ever one-design class.

• Genoa
• Furling genoa
• Jib
• Compass
• Mainsail cover
• Tiller
• Log speedometer
• Depth sounder
• Asymmetric spinnakers (Small & Large)

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

This Solent One Design O.D. Racing Gaff Class has been personally photographed and viewed by Anthony Silver of Boatshed Lymington. Click here for contact details.

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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.

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