Alan Mason Steel Schooner Gaff Rigged

Classic 65ft Topsail Schooner
£83,950.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  267401
  • Length  ·  19.75m
  • Year  ·  1974
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 85hp, Beta (2014)
  • Lying  ·  Rye
Boatshed Brighton
Boatshed Brighton
Tim Kingston

Extra Details

Designer Alan Mason
Lying Rye
Fuel capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,500.0 ltr (330.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 150.0 ltr (33.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 17/01/2019


Engine 1 x diesel 85hp
Engine make and model Beta (2014)
Engine Hours Engine1: 100
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots

Engine believed to have been installed post 2014. Rarely used - hours estimated less than 100


Length 19.75m
LOD 16.00m
Beam 4.35m
Draft Min 2.20m
Draft Max 2.20m
Displacement 36,000kg (79,380.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m
Storage On mooring


Schooner rigged Wood spars (1974) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail Jeckylls - (unknown year)
Headsail - Hank On (unknown year)
Other sails Cruising Chute (unknown year)

Mast renovated by Collars
Top sail gaff rigged schooner

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Corten steel hull and keel
Tank capacities estimated
Survey is hull integrity check, interior and upper deck - undertaken afloat


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)

Induction hob cooker

2 burner electric Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system

Induction hob cooker

2 burner electric Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Cockpit cover
Swim Ladder

5 sheet winches
Electric Muir Thor windlass
1 anchors

Safety Equipment

Life buoys

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

At 65 ft with its (removable) bowspriit and weighing in at 34 tonnes, this Alan Mason designed steel gaff rigged topsail schooner is more like a small ship than a large yacht.

She's believed to be one of only six built. Her current owner, a shipwright, has lavished two years' work on the keel and hull, which surveyed satisfactorily in 2019.

He has had the masts renovated and commissioned a stainless steel fitting that enables the bowsprit to be removed when marina berthed.

Previous owners have spent over £200,000 on renovations - her beautiful flush teak deck must have accounted for a lot of that.

On account of the engineering works, it is estimated her Beta engine has done less than 100 hours since installation.

Beyond her saloon, the interior need extensive refurbishment and she needs basic navigation equipment so that this remarkable vessel can achieve her possible potential as an ocean cruiser, a training school ship, a unique live aboard or a charter boat. These are just some of the opportunities that may be awaiting the next owner of this classic schooner.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Alan Mason Steel Schooner Gaff Rigged has been personally photographed and viewed by Dan King of Boatshed Brighton. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

2 years

Why are you selling her?

Moving to Spain

Where have you sailed her?

South coast

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments 2

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If I had the £££'s, this is the boat I would buy. Beautiful.

A C2020-10-02 15:00:21

Hi, no her masts and rigging need to be installed and she'll need navigation equipment . We recommend a full survey to ascertain exactly what needs doing. Kind regards, tim@boatshedbrighton

Tim K2020-03-08 17:15:32
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