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, after restoration in Ipswich joined the East Coast OGA fleet in August 2017.

Gaff Cutter built in Folkestone, Kent

Cachalot is a gaff cutter built along similar lines to that of an East Coast smack. She was built as a private yacht by Robert Saunders of Folkstone between 1897 - 1900 and has a fascinating history. She is a Dunkirk Little Ship and was relaunched in 2017 following a major 10-year refit, ashore at the head of the River Deben, Suffolk.

Gaff Yawl built in Bordeaux

Gwenili is a very well known gaffer on the East Coast of England, having spent the last 50 years in the Area. She has been well maintained over that time and is a regular participant in racing and cruising events.

Gaff Cutter built in Shoreham

'Muriel', built in 1905 of pitch pine on oak was 'rebuilt' twice under the ownership of Paul and Pat Heighway. In 2017, she underwent another restoration and was relaunched in the summer . . .

Gaff Cutter built in Boxted, Colchester

Bonify was built between 1980 and 1993 to the lines of the American Carol class cutter, designed in 1924 by John Hanna as a big sister to his more famous Tahiti ketch.

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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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Recently updated boats

Rig type: Cutter
Place built: Mylor Bridge
Home port or other location: Helford
Construction: GRP hull moulded by Gaffers and Luggers 1991, fit out and rig by Traditional Yacht Services 1992.
Material: GRP
Rig type: Cutter
Place built: Boxted, Colchester
Home port or other location: Ipswich
Construction: Ferro cement, pitch pine on oak deck
Material: Ferro
Rig type: Sloop
Place built: Woodbridge
Home port or other location: Topsham, Devon
Construction: Larch on Rock Elm Timbers Oak Floors.
Material: Wood