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44 ft Gaff rigged Yawl 1995 - Sold



44 ft Gaff rigged Yawl 1995

Designer Richard Couture
Builder T. Erskine
Date 1995
Length overall 53 ft 0 in / 16.15 m
Length deck 44 ft 0 in / 13.4 m
Length waterline 35 ft 1 in / 10.7 m
Beam 13 ft 1 in / 4 m
Draft 6 ft 11 in / 2.1 m
Displacement 19 Tonnes
Construction Steel
Engine Yanmar 4 JH2E 50 HP Diesel
Location United Kingdom
Price Sold

These details are provisional and may be amended



First prizes for the best vintage replica on the fussy Mediterranean circuit tells you a little about this vessel’s beauty and detail - but do not be fooled into thinking YOUNG LARRY is a delicate regatta showboat. In her second and current ownership she has cruised extensively in the Arctic, the Pacific and Atlantic seaboards as well as European waters.

YOUNG LARRY is a genuine blue water cruising boat. Strong, beautiful and wonderfully thought out and was built with very few compromises.



The concept for YOUNG LARRY derived from the Charles Nicholson designed 1907 gaff cutter LARRY, which the original owner had owned and sailed over many years. With the additional guidance of designers including marine architect Jim Harris of Barrow in Furness and inspiration from Dr Harrison Butler’s “Cruising Yachts Design and Performance”. The result is the perfect cruising yacht; robust and yet with an ambience and character to give enormous pleasure to all who sail her.

In her first ownership, YOUNG LARRY cruised extensively in the Mediterranean and successfully competed in many of the classic regattas there, twice winning The Best Classic Replica in the Conde de Barcelona Regatta, Palma and her class in the Coppa del Rey in Mahon.

In her current ownership, YOUNG LARRY has been sailed through the North West Passage, Alaska, western North America, the Caribbean, the eastern US and Canadian coasts and European waters. In 2014 / 15 she returned via Greenland, Baffin Island and NE Canada - sailing back to Ireland on a comfortable and fast 14 day passage.


Construction and finish

- Keel in ¼ inch (6 mm) mild steel
- Main hull in 5 mm steel, all of which hot blasted and epoxy primed in UK
- Frames spaced every 2 ft (0.6 m) with horizontal stringers every 18 in (0.46 m)
- Lead ballast blocks, bound with molten lead and heavy steel bars welded across the floors
- Smooth sole plates overall to the bow; easy to clean and maintain
- Deck, coach roof and doghouse are in 4 mm (1/6 in) epoxy primer coated steel
- Douglas fir 1 ¼ in / 32 mm planking overlay thoroughly primed, sealed, glued and caulked
- Deck through bolted with stainless steel countersunk bolts
- All quarter-sawn wood for the deck, masts and spars from MH Southern Ltd, Jarrow
- Deck is 3 foot wide to the sides
- Teak skylight made by John Moody, Chillington, Devon
- All plywood is marine ply, the trimming and facing of mahogany
- Deck, coach-roof and doghouse have 5 coats International Interprime 820 epoxy primer with International 709 polyurethane top coat
- Interior coated with International Interprime 820
- Bilges have about 30 coats of epoxy paint



All joinery of a high standard of design and construction
- Deep, well protected self draining cockpit
- Sliding hatch and double glazed doors access forward into doghouse
- Stand up chart table and seating both sides
- Companionway steps over the engine space lead down from the doghouse

Large user-friendly galley to port with plenty of work space and cupboards
- Gimballed Force 10 gas hob and oven
- Top loading icebox and fridge
- Stainless steel sink and mixer tap

Small single berth cabin aft of the galley with its own port light and doors

Double berth to starboard
- Open to the saloon for the benefit of ventilation and or its heater
- Curtain for privacy if required

Saloon c 8 ft 6 in / 2.6 m long and 12 ft / 3.7 m across; light and airy
- Headroom under the beams is 6 ft 4 in / c 2 m) and more under the large teak skylight
- Generous book shelves glass-fronted lockers
- Drop leaf mahogany dining table
- Flap down writing desk
- Refleks diesel heater
- Double doors open forward

Head compartment
- Lavac WC new 2014
- Basin and shower with standing headroom and large hanging locker to starboard
- Access forward

Double berth to port
- Hatch over to fore deck
- Sail stowage under and work bench to starboard


Rig, spars and sails

Gaff yawl rig
- 58 ft Douglas fir main mast is stepped on the keel
- Halyard winches on mast
- Mizzen stepped thru deck and while short, assists balance under sail and steadies at anchor
- Douglas fir mizzen mast carries all the aerials and the Autohelm gyro compass
- Douglas fir spars
- Rigging and wooden blocks by TS Rigging, Maldon, Essex
- Standing rigging mainly hand-spliced galvanised wire parcelled and served
- Servings treated with boiled linseed oil / Stockholm tar / varnish mix

- Main sail, 2009; slab reefing
- Jib 2011 on a “code zero” type furler which allows the bowsprit to be shipped
- No2 jib as new 2014
- Boomed self tacking staysail 2011
- Mizzen
- Mast head topsail
- Cruising chute in double pocketed sock


Deck layout equipment and ground tackle

- Cockpit with pedestal wheel steering, compass and engine controls
- Dymena runners on Highfield Levers
- ST sheet winches
- Maxwell anchor winch - can also hoist dinghy or MOB to foredeck
- 105 1b CQR main anchor
- 60 lb CQR anchor
- 60 lb fisherman cast anchor
- 328 ft / 100 m 7/16th inch / 11 mm chain
- 328 ft / 100 m anchor line in deck box
- Emergency tiller
- Misc warps, lines and fenders
- Telescopic Yacht Leg Co beaching legs < 20 tons


Mechanical electrical and tankage

- 50 HP Yanmar Diesel engine on centre line below doghouse
- 24 V 60 A alternator
- 13 A 24 V Mastervolt battery charger
- 3.6 A Ctek 12 V battery charger
- Link 10 Ammeter for 24 V service batteries
- 12 V Alternator for engine start supply
- 240 V Inverter
- 2 x 240 V Sockets for shore power
- Electric deck / anchor wash-down pum
- All domestic wiring double insulated controlled by Newmar trip switches in doghouse
- Hot and cold pressurised fresh water
- Main fuel tank in the keel c 80 gallons / 364 L
- Day fuel tank. C 12gallon / 60 L
- 4 x Flexible fresh water tanks 140 gal / 470 l
- Black water tank


Navigation, communications and electronics

- Furuno Navnet radar / plotter 2010
- Echopilot forward looking echo sounder 2014
- Autohelm 7000 hydraulic auto pilot
- Autohelm log / speed and echo sounder
- Furuno Navtex receiver 2014
- AIS engine transmit and receive linked to Navnet
- Furuno Navtex 2014
- DSC VHF 2010



- Life raft - 2011
- Various MOB aids



- Set of line drawings
- Half model on saloon bulkhead
- CD, tape & radio; saloon and doghouse speakers
- Comprehensive spares; list available on request as per list


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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