Gaff Cutter built in Brightlingsea

Built in 1897 for the Colne River Police (largely funded by the oyster industry), 'Victoria' was originally a clinker half-decker. In 1902 a cabin was added and a few years later her hull was doubled and made carvel. She has a heavy iron centreplate which takes her draft from 2ft 8" to 7 ft 8".

Gaff Cutter built in Falmouth

'Juanita' was owned for many years by Dulcie Kennard, first wife of Maurice Griffiths. In the late 1950s, the boat was damaged and sold. In 2016 she was found at Bawdsey and is currently being restored.

Gaff Sloop built in Brightlingsea

Felicis is a Mitchell Sea Ranger built in Brightlingsea; number 110 with Gunter rig.

Gaff Sloop built in

'Zoe' is a home built trailer sailer, launched in July 2016 at Mylor.

Gunter Sloop built in Chatham Naval Dockyard

Kingfisher of Hamford Water is a sailing dinghy, probably one of the last sailing vessels built at Chatham Naval Dockyard.

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Welcome to the OGA Boat register

In the early 1970s John Scarlett, the first OGA Secretary, started collecting data on members' boats. The records have grown to include nearly 3,500 craft, forming a unique record. Mainly gaff rigged, old and new, workboats and yachts, the Register also contains classic Bermudan yachts and motorboats. Data have been stored electronically since the 1980s but in 2014 the OGA started to transfer the Register to an online system. In April 2016 a selection of records was made available for public browsing. We hope to develop the Register and publish more records.

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In order to be included in the OGA Boat Register, owners must complete a Boat Register Form. OGA members may update their boat details, or log into the website and find additional information about boats in the Register. If your boat is not in the online register, and you would like it included, please download a Boat Register form here.

Recently updated boats

Rig type: Ketch
Place built: Cardigan
Construction: GRP
Material: GRP
Rig type: Cutter
Place built: Penryn/St Columb
Home port or other location: Falmouth
Construction: GRP hull with sheathed plywood deck and coachroof. Encapsulated lead keel to enable 1 ft reduced draft compared with standard Tamarisk 29 construction which uses encapulated steel punchings as ballast. Supplementary internal ballast consisting of 250 kg in lead ingots added for trimming purposes.
Material: GRP
Rig type: Cutter
Place built: Dartmouth
Home port or other location: Poole
Construction: Carvel larch on oak, steel floors, Copper and Silicon Bronze fastened
Material: Wood