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Ed Burnett 30 ft Gaff Cutter 2001 - Sold



Ed Burnett 30 ft Gaff Cutter 2001

Designer Ed Burnett & Nigel Irens
Builder M B Yachts, Poole
Date 2001
Length overall 38 ft 1 in / 11.6 m
Length deck 30 ft 0 in / 9.15 m
Length waterline 26 ft 10 in / 8.18 m
Beam 9 ft 6 in / 2.9 m
Draft 5 ft 6 in / 1.67 m
Displacement 7.89 Tonnes
Construction Wood / Epoxy
Engine 29 HP Volvo MD 2030
Location United Kingdom
Price Sold

These details are provisional and may be amended



FOXHOUND’s design was born of a collaboration between Nigel Irens and Ed Burnett – easy lines and a heavy displacement hull by modern standards yet with sufficient sail area to yield exciting performance and as an exceptional cruising boat – not to mention unmistakeable good looks with maybe just that hint of Laurent Giles and Harrison Butler. FOXHOUND, still in her first ownership, has been cherished and her condition hard to fault, succeeding both as a family cruiser and a racing gaffer.



FOXHOUND was built by Martyn Brake’s M B Yachts at Sturminster Marshall in Dorset, whose construction standards are known to be exacting and the materials used include
- Hull: Douglas fir strip plank
- Frames: Sapele
- Deck: painted sanded epoxy over ply and painted western red cedar
- Coach roof frame and sides: mahogany
- Spars: Douglas fir (Topsail yard carbon fibre, aluminium telescopic whisker pole)
- Interior: painted ply and cherry


Accommodation and domestic equipment

From a generous cockpit with high coamings and stowage lockers under the aft seating, the main access below is forward by sliding hatch in the coachroof and companionway steps down over the engine casing to the saloon. The ambience is both light and warm with the white painted deckhead, fascias and bulkheads contrasting with the varnished timbers of the framework and planking. Light is offered by the port lights and a second hatch with lens in the coach roof.

To port is the navigation area with generous chart table with stowage outboard and below. The galley also with good stowage is to starboard. Forward are the two main settee / single berths; one each side with a substantial drop leaf dining table amidships; the wine cellar beyond and below the cabin sole. There is good stowage outboard and below the berths

A doorway in the forward bulkhead leads to the fore cabin, its space allocated to the head, wet gear hanging and chain lockers. A further hatch with port light gives separate access and ventilation. Back through the saloon and abaft the galley and navigation zones are two good sized quarter berths.

The domestic equipment includes:
- 2 burner Force 10 cooker with oven (gas bottle in aft cockpit locker)
- 1 small, economical but capacious fridge
- Naturalmat quarter berth bunk cushions with memory foam
- Taylor’s diesel heater (separate fuel tank)
- Jabsco manual WC
- Clock & barometer
- 2 x Oil lamps
- 2 x Sinks with manual lever water pumps


Rig, spars and sails

- Aft lowers: 10 mm 7 x 7
- Caps: 8 mm 7 x 7
- Bowsprit shrouds & backstays: 6mm 7 x 7
- Sheets etc: 12 mm braid on braid
- Blocks: Tufnol

Sails – All by SKB Sails, Penryn
- Main (2009)
- Working Jib (2009)
- Staysail, set on Sailspar reefing system (2009)
- Topsail (2005)
- Working Topsail (2009)
- Yankee (2009)
- Spitfire jib (2001)


Deck equipment and ground tackle

- 4 man Avon inflatable (2001) with 3.3 HP Mariner 2 stroke outboard
- Full winter cover
- 35lb CQR & 55m galvanised chain
- 35lb Fisherman, 9m chain & 90m heavy warp
- 25lb Spade
- Simpson Lawrence Sea Tiger manual windlass
- Bronze fittings including halyard and sheet winches, portholes, lens surrounds fairleads and mooring cleats


Mechanical electrical and tankage

- Volvo / Perkins 29 HP (MD 2030)
- Halyard Aqua Drive
- 16 in Darglow feathering prop gives 6 knots @ 2400 rpm
- 2 x Gel batteries 75 A domestic (new 2010) and 50 A engine start
- Fuel consumption: 2 - 2.5 litres / circa 0.5 gallon per hour
- Profi Seal stern gland

- 2 x 18 gallon / 82 litre stainless freshwater tanks (new 2010) + filter
- 1 x 21 gallon / 95 litre fuel tank


Navigation communications and electronics

- Garmin plotter with AIS
- Raymarine DSC VHF
- Raymarine depth & speed
- LED navigation lights (new 2010)



- 4 man Lifeguard valise life raft (2001)


These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineers inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely.


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