Gaff Ketch built in Arklow, Co Wicklow

Designed by Fred Shepherd and built by Jack Tyrrell at Arklow, Co. Wicklow, 1937, 'Maybird' has recently returned to her home port, 2018.

Gaff Cutter built in Arnside

Designed and built by Crossfield of Arnside in 1893, 'Charlotte' is a Morecambe Bay Prawner. In 2019, she is reported to be undergoing a major restoration in Cardiff.

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. In 2019, she was sold and taken to Thessaloniki, Greece.

Gaff Cutter built in Brightlingsea

Built c.1896, there are some gaps in what we know about 'Madeline' . . . 

Gaff Cutter built in Crabinton, Southampton

Built in 1860, Mermaid was found as a wreck in 1997 and rebuilt to race again in Falmouth, 2018.  Mermaid is at Gweek Classic Boatyard.

Gaff Yawl built in Conyer

Built by White Bros., 1922, 'Growler' is a1/3 size version of the Thames barge 'Sara'. She spent her working life on the East Coast of England.

Register home

Welcome to the OGA Boat register

Can you help us to develop the OGA online boat register in future?
Find more about the role of the Boat Register Editor here.

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.

Please contact the boatregister [at] oga [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Online%20Boat%20Register) (Boat Register Editor with feedback).

Boat register form

If your boat is not in the register, we would love to include it. boatregister [at] oga [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Adding%20my%20boat%20to%20the%20OGA%20Boat%20Register) (Contact the Boat Register Editor) with a few details.
Once we've confirmed your boat isn't already on the register we will create an entry. If you are an OGA member you will be able to fill in the details and add photographs online. If you prefer, download a form here, return it with pictures and we will enter the details. We are happy to help you fill the form in.
OGA Members can list boats 'For Sale' at no additional charge. We are happy to receive details about interesting boats from non-members. If you have updates or historical data or pictures regarding any boat, boatregister [at] oga [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: An%20interesting%20boat) (contact us)!

Recently updated boats

Rig type: Sloop
Home port or other location: Amble, Northumberland
Material: Plywood
Rig type: Sloop