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1911 Dickie Gaff Ketch - £42,500


Lying : Lithuania - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

Dickie Gaff Ketch

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General Specification

Designer : J A McCallum
Builder : A M Dickie of Loch Fyne, Scotland
LOA : 16.46m (54ft 0in)
LOD : 13.26m (43ft 6in)
LWL : 11.58m (38ft 0in)
Beam : 3.05m (10ft 0in)
Draft : 1.37m (4ft 6in)
Keel : Long


Rigging & Sails

Mechanical & Electrical








The Lady Sophie was built by Dickies of Loch Fyne in 1911 and was originally named Lady Jean. She was flush decked and had twin lug sails. She was powered by a Gardiner paraffin 2 cylinder engine. She was registered again in Dublin as the Lady Sophie, and is thought to have been named after Lady Sophie of the Guinness family but this has not been confirmed. There is no known record of her history from the 1930s to the 1960s but it is suspected that she spent some of this time in the Med.

At some time a wheelhouse was added in front of the cockpit and she was refitted at the yard of Machin Knight and Sons in 1970.

In the late 1980s she was re-decked, re-engined and the wheelhouse was enlarged and moved over the engine amidships. She was also re-rigged with a bowsprit at this time. A topmast was added to the mizzen mast which became the main mast and jib boom was added. She was re-caulked with cotton above and oakum below the waterline, and the hull was sheathed in copper which was bronze tacked over bitumen and hessian.

The Lady Sophie was purchased by her current owner in 2005. For five summers she cruised the Baltic Sea (mainly Lithuania, Sweden and Germany), and in 2011 she cruised the North Sea as far as Ireland.


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