40 foot fiber glass gaff pilot cutter SOLD


40 foot fiber glass gaff pilot cutter SOLD


She's a Cornish Trader (hull#11) originally a gaff ketch now a gaff cutter, built in 1979 in the UK. The hull and deck are glass, and the house and rig are wood. 29'6" length on deck, and about 38' overall with the bowsprit run out (it gets run in to save on moorage). She's 7 tons displacement. She draws 3'6" with the centerboard up, and 5'6" with it down, and has a beam of 9'6". She has tiller steering. Sleeps 5 in a pinch, 2 in the vberth, 2 in the salon, and 1 in the pilot berth. The main has 2 reefs in it. The staysail is on a club, and is self tending. The jib is set up on a traveler, and has a running jib stay. The boat is at Squalicum Harbor. Contact me through CL and I will be happy to show it to you.

The state of the boat is as follows...
Rig -(mast down and completely serviced spring 2016), hull, and deck is sound. Mast is on a tabernacle, and built of laminated spruce, the gaff, boom, and bowsprit are all fir.

Safety - pumps, flares, fire extinguishers, and etc are current. There are several PFDs are onboard (at least 2), a life sling, and throw-able cushions. Amsteel lifelines and stanchions added summer 2017

Sails - Plenty of sails to play with (maybe to many) - main, club footed staysail, jib, 2 topsails, and a drifter (practically new) all in good shape. The main is hand roped and tripple stitched with two rows of reef points. The staysail and jib are both in good shape, and the staysail doubles as a storm sail, and it is also triple stitched.

Ground tackle - (and a bronze double action manual windlass) - 35 lb CQR on 100 ft of 5/16" BBB chain, and ~ 200 feet of 3/4" nylon, 20 lb danforth on ~20 feet of 3/8" chain, and 150 feet of nylon, and a 50 lb folding Luke fisherman with chain and rode (~approx 150' total).

Propane oven/stove (3 burner Force 10)

Tankage - 22 gal diesel fuel, 2 gal propane, 2 45 gal freshwater tanks, and 10 gal black water tank.

Electronics/Navigation- depth sounder/knot log, new (as of last year) GPS/chartplotter, Ares bulkhead mounted compass

Electrical- New house battery (55Ah AGM), and charged by a solar panel. Mounted AC smart charger.

LED bulbs almost everywhere (not in V berth yet), including the nav lights.

Plumbing - The freshwater system overhauled summer 2018 (foot pump and water lines replaced)

Working manual lavac head with a 10 gal tank

Sigmar diesel heater bulkhead mounted.

Never used custom V-berth bedding - mattress topper, fitted sheets, and comforter.

15 HP long-shaft honda with 3gal tank

Reasonable offers considered, possible trade for trailerable sailboat.


Ben McKee



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