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A 1934 GAFF CUTTER designed and built by William Crossfield, Arnside, Cheshire


Boat Details

Overall Length: 32ft 8ins
Waterline: 30ft
Beam: 9ft 6ins
Draught: 4ft 5ins
Displacement: 11 Tons TM
Engine: none
Berths: none
Sail: Gaff Cutter Rig
Designer: William Crossfield
Builder: Crossfields of Arnside
Year Built: 1934
Location: West Sussex


Ysanne was designed and built by the well known and respected William Crossfields of Arnside in 1934 and originally launched as Alice .

She has been laid-up ashore for a number of years as an on-going project with most of the major hull work completed.

Pitch pine planking iron fastened to sawn oak frames throughout. Transom stern, spoon bow, round bilges and long straight iron ballast keel.

Work completed to date includes:
Sheathed marine ply deck and many deck beams replaced
Re-built bowsprit bitts
Coachroof replaced in sheathed t & g and new beams
New oak transom
New rudder
New Forehatch
75% re-caulked hull planking
Interior all removed and in storage. The majority is in good condition and re-usable. Mahogany bulkheads. Original mahogany t & g for cockpit.
High peaked GAFF CUTTER RIG with keel stepped pine mast and spars. Blue proofed cotton main, jib and staysail. Modern topsail.


All mast fittings, chainplates, galvanised standing rigging, in good condition
Eight original bronze port lights
Original Baby Blake marine wc
Phosphor-bronze prop shaft and three propellers
Two Wykeham-Martin reefing systems
CQR anchor and chain
Two Fisherman Type anchors
Box of deck fittings including bronze and wooden cleats
Selection of wooden blocks
Various electronics including sounder, new control panel, bronze internal lights
Pulpit and pushpit in stainless steel with stanchions
Selection of mahogany and iroko timber
Several 5 litre cans of ex naval oil based paint


Ysanne is a traditional gaff cutter designed and built by one of the North-East’s most respected boat yards. She is a straight-forward project suited to either an enthusiast or professional.
Contact us for more information or an appointment to view.

GUIDE: £750 –  Offers Considered
LYING: West Sussex
VIEWING: Through the brokers