Friendship Sloop 28
Gaff Cutter - George Glasson
2002 Looe Lugger
1948 Spittsgatter 815
Tumlare Classic Yacht 'Susmar'
These yachts are advertised for sale at Apolloduck.co.uk today, 13th January, 2015. Links to them may shortly become defunct, but photos copied from the adverts will remain here - by courtesy of Apolloduck.co.uk and their advertisers.
I’ve chosen these lovely yachts because they are of interest to me, not that I have money to buy them, but because I like them. The most expensive, at £65,000, is an Alan Pape modern rendering in steel of an 1895 Looe Lugger. The cheapest, a beautiful Tumlare designed by Kund Reimer of Sweden, is a favourite. I first learned of Tumlares when reading Adlard Coles’ ‘Heavy Weather Sailing’, in which he describes surviving a gale aboard one in the English Channel.
Another of my favourites is Uffa Fox’s Fairey Atalanta. Two are available at Apolloduck, but the one featured here does not reveal the asking price.
The Golant Gaffer is rather special on account of her hull being built by a professional for himself, but for reasons unknown, he did not finish her. The current owner completed her to a high standard, and she’s only been in commission for two seasons. You need but look at the photos to appreciate the quality of workmanship. If I had the cash, this would be the boat for me , and furthermore she’s virtually on my doorstep at Leigh-on-Sea!
2002 Looe Lugger £65,000
Atalanta 26 – designed by Uffa Fox - Price not quoted
1948 Spittsgatter 815 £8,000
Golant Gaffer £11,500
Gaff Cutter – George Glasson £15,000
Tumlare Classic Yacht SUSMAR £6,000
1978 Friendship Sloop 28ft Gaff Cutter £18,500