Tuesday, 3 September 2013

The beautiful wee cutter Frolic is now sold! See update


There's something magical about gaff cutters, something lovely about Ed Burnett designs and something very special about Hegartys boatyard, so here they all are combined in something small enough for one person to handle or a couple to enjoy, in the knowledge that everything is manageable.

Here's the complete spiel from her advertisement on apolloduck:
"The Frolic is a beautiful, traditional, long keel, gaff cutter designed by the highly regarded Ed Burnett and built by Hegartys of Oldcourt in 2005. See design no. 110 at www.burnettyachtdesign.co.uk. Built and fitted out to the highest specifications at an overall cost of €57,000, she is now priced to sell at €22,000.
The Frolic is built of larch on bent oak, copper fastened and has silicone bronze keel bolts. The mast and spars are solid Douglas Fir. She comes with the following features: 20hp Beta Marine diesel; J Prop variable pitch, feathering propellor; Raymarine tiller pilot; Clipper speed and distance log; Echopilot FLS Bronze forward looking sonar; bronze winches; bronze, Highfields running backstay levers; Wykeham Martin roller, furling gear; sail cover; cockpit cover; cast iron stove; single ring, gas cooker; sink; Koolatron thermoelectric cooler (also has a heat mode to keep food warm); walnut cabin table; leather upholstery; clock; barometer; oil lamp; compass; anchor, chain and warp; boarding ladder. She comes with a purpose built trailer/cradle, towable by tractor, and a heavy-duty tarpaulin She is a very versatile boat with two berths and is easily sailed single handed."
















The Wherrymen

The Wherrymen
Two old friends on the water