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Classic Craft 50 foot Gaff Rigged Sloop

Palma de Mallorca, Spain


CLASSIC 50' GAFF RIGGED SLOOP, 1898, a truly vintage yacht, lovingly restored by the current owner, relaunched 2006.  All wood construction, with mainly original features retained, or reproduced with custom fittings where necessary.  Perkins 50hp diesel engine, pine mast and spars.
Can sleep up to 5, in basic internal fit out.  
Impressive racing record.
Lying Palma de Mallorca and ready for new adventures.

General Information

  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Builder: Bond of Birkenhead
  • Designer: Charles Livingstone


  • Length: 62.01 ft
  • Beam: 3.3 meter
  • Min Draft: 3.3 meter
  • Max Draft: 2.2 meter
  • Length Overall: 18.9 meter
  • Length at Waterline: 11.5 meter
  • Displacement: 13000 kilogram


  • Number of Engines: 1
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Feathering
  • Total Power: 50 hp



LOA: 18.90m      LWL: 11.50m      BEAM: 3.30m      DRAFT: 2.20m      DISP: 13,000kg

Builders:      Bond of Birkenhead, UK
Designer:    Charles Livingstone
Flag:            German

Formerly known as Molita. Truly vintage yacht, rescued and rebuilt by the current over, stronger than before, relaunched in 2006.


Pitch and Oregon pine planking on iroko frames.
All hull planking copper fastened.
Iroko main frames laminated.
Steamed American oak intermediate frames.
Teak deck planking, replaced 2005, 1 x 10mm teak, 2x 8mm plywood and 1 x 10mm Oregon PIne.
Teak covering board.
Laminated iroko horizontal and vertical knees.
Laminated iroko stem and stern, bronze through bolted.
Hull painted blue with teak varnished capping rails.
Long keel, elm and bronze fastened lead keel.

To add strength, the chain plates were redesigned in stainless steel to distribute the load of the rig to the entire hull and keel. Each chainplate is reinforced in a ring frame by an individual beam, knee and laminated iroko frame, and the plates extend in one piece to the mast foot. The conventionally laid teak deck is supported by the beams, knees, covering board beam shelves and king plank.

Butterfly hatch over main saloon.
Forward hatch to fo'c'sle.
Opening bronze portholes.
Deck prisms.
Self-draining cockpit.
Bronze mushroom vents.


Perkins 50hp diesel engine. Completely restored and upgraded in the 2005.
Serviced winter 2019.
Engine controls in cockpit.
Hydraulic pump drives hydraulic motor to offset 4-blade feathering propeller, no gearbox.
Tiller steering.

Fuel capacity of 49 litres in plastic tank

24 DC and 220v AC electrical systems with panel
Lights in heads, companionway, fo'c'sle and chart table rewired 2005
Battery isolator panel
2 x 12v batteries (under saloon seating) for the 24v system, 2019
1 x 12v engine start battery, 2019
2 x engine alternators, 12 and 24v
24v battery charger
Shore power and cable


All spars in hollow Oregon pine with bronze fittings.
Bowspirit with Dolphin striker and whiskers.
Spinnaker pole in hollow Oregon pine.
Main shrouds with bronze bottle screws.
Running backstays to masthead, 2006
Checkstays to hounds on bronze Highfield lever, 2006
All rigging and sheet blocks ash cheeked and bronze, 2006
Main sail cover.

All sails by Ratsey and Lapthorn.

Mainsail with 2 reefs 2014
Jack yard top sail with luff yard and jack yard 2014
Yankee 2019
Staysail 2019
Flying jib 2019
Jib top sail 2014
Large light genoa 2019
Small balloon jib 2014
Large balloon jib 2019


Sleeps up to 5 with double berth top port, single berth to starboard and 2 pipe cot berths in the fo'c'sle. Basic fit out due to the owner’s interest in racing. White painted deck head mahogany interior joinery.
Raised pilothouse forward with cockpit companionway steps leading to the aft cabin.
Access to lazarette and the entire aft area of the boat
Main saloon with seating and pilot berths port and starboard.
Chart table to starboard.
Head with Blake marine WC to port.
Stowage for sails and sheets.
Anchor chain locker, constructed to prevent water entering bilges.


Icom VHF radio, 2016
B&G log and speed
Wind speed and direction
Lofrans chart plotter

Taylor petroleum stove

1 x manual gusher bilge pump in cockpit
1 x 24v electric bilge pump with automatic float switch
1 x HD bilge pump activated via electromagnetic clutch on engine
Navigation lights, including in the mast head and spreaders
8-person liferaft in concealed cockpit locker, due for service
8 x automatic inflatable lifejackets
Fire extinguisher at companionway
Flares and harnesses

Bronze 500w 24v electric capstan windlass with MZ control
25lb CQR anchor with 50m of 10mm chain
Warps and fenders
Deck hatch and cockpit covers

Broker's Comments

Not just restored to her former self, this yacht has had all the load bearing elements redesigned. Many of the bronze fitting had to be replaced with new, custom made to match the original colour and look.

Owner's Comments



In this case we are acting as brokers only.  The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business.  Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed.  The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and / or to have an engine trial conducted, which if carried out by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.


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