Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Rodney Warington Smyth designed the original wooden Falmouth Gypsy Mk 1. The Mk 2 had a GRP hull and the rest of the boat was GRP sheathed plywood. The Mk 3 was entirely moulded in fibreglass. Penryn Boatbuilding Complany built most of the Mk 2 boats. Gweek Boatyard completed six Mk 2s before Trecarne Boats acquired the moulds from them. Trecarne Boats of Redruth redesigned the decks and coachroof to increase the volume of the interior. Their version became the Mk 3.
The quality of second-hand Mk 2 Falmouth Gypsy yachts can vary considerably, because some of them were supplied in basic kit form, or just with their hull and deck bonded. The quality of the internal finish very much depended on the skill of those who fitted out the hulls and the materials they used. A really good quality Falmouth Gypsy may be obtained for about £4,000 to £4,500.
Falmouth Gypsy Class Association
History of the Falmouth Gypsy
Falmouth Gypsy Mk 2 for Sale £1,250
Falmouth Gypsy Mk 2 for Sale £2,250
Falmouth Gypsy Mk 2 for Sale £4,950
Falmouth Gypsy Mk 2 for Sale £4,600 – Nice boat – good photos
Falmouth Gypsy (Gipsy) for sale
Gweek Quay Boatyard