The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Character Boats - Post Boat

Gaff rigged, Tan sails
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  212407
  • Length  ·  4.42m
  • Year  ·  2003
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Lying  ·  Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Builder Character Boats of Lytham
Lying Suffolk

Dimensions

Length 4.42m
LWL 4.27m
Beam 2.03m
Draft Min 0.51m
Draft Max 0.51m
Displacement 480kg (1,058.4lbs)
Storage Ashore

Rig

Gaff rigged Wood spars (2003) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2003)

Sails

Reefing mainsail Jeckells - Slab (2003) 2 Reefs
Headsail Jeckells - Furling (2003)

Construction

Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Tonneau cover
Rode
Fenders
Boathook
Trailer

1 anchors
(Spade)
30.48m of chain
2 x Oars with deck fittings

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Post Boat is a traditional design Gaff-Sloop (with bowsprit) with dark blue, moulded GRP hull with covered foredeck and pale cream cockpit with internal well for outboard engine. Built by
Character Boats in Lancashire, its design is based on a boat used to deliver the mail to outlying villages in the Ullapool region on west coast of Scotland in the late 19th century. As a consequence it has a wide beam of 6ft-8in and a draught of 1ft-8in plus a long shallow fixed keel and bilge runners (with substantial protective metal bands) which make the craft easy and practicable to beach without harm. The boat has rigid full buoyancy built into the hull and the sturdy design provides
much more stability and ruggedness than similar size centreboard craft while being easy to launch and retrieve. This makes it ideal for family or solo cruising in coastal or estuary environments (as well as lakes and broads)
The sails are tan (slab reef for mainsail and furling gear for foresail) and the fittings are to the manufacturer's 'classic' specification with laid hardwood decking with curved coaming and polished bronze deck fittings eg. a bronze mainsheet horse, hardwood gunwale with rope fender below and a stemhead roller for anchor and chain; all in the manner of a 'gentleman's dayboat'. Very much a craft that you sit in rather than sit upon! Foredeck with waterproof locker plus two cockpit and one stern locker
The trailer has a fully galvanised chassis with manual winch and easy low loading self-aligning guide rollers. The shape of the bow and long sloping keel enables the craft to slide easily into the trailer cradle. There is minimal need for personal lifting or any great physical strength. The trailer tows easily behind a typical family car of c 2000cc. The two wheels (plus spare) have heavy duty 6ply tyres. Detachable tiller and rudder for road journeys.
Additional equipment includes new boat cover (2014), diaphragm bilge pump (manual), pair of 10ft oars (with fixed stowing bracket), cruising anchor and chain, wheel clamp and hitch lock for trailer security.
This is an elegant and attractive boat which always draws admiring glances and sustained interest from onlookers and is only now for sale (one careful owner) with considerable regret, due to bad knees.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Character Boats - Post Boat has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan Nash of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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