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1993 Tela 16 Dayboat/Daysailer & Trailer - £7,950


Lying : Norfolk Broads - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

Tela 16 Dayboat/Daysailer & Trailer

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General Specification

Designer : Chris Libby
Builder : Penryn Bridge Boatyard, Falmouth, Cornwall
LOA : 5.72m (18ft 9in)
LOD : 5.03m (16ft 6in)
Beam : 1.68m (5ft 6in)
Draft : 0.38m (1ft 3in)
Maximum Draft : 0.76m (2ft 6in)
Displacement : 612kg
Keel : Lifting


Rigging & Sails

Mechanical & Electrical



The Tela was first designed in 1910 and was one of a number of sixteen footers operating as small pilot boats in the Bristol Channel. Reproduced in GRP since 1990, the Tela is equally at home on the Broads or in an estuary. She is easy to handle single-handed, but can comfortably accommodate 3 or 4 people in her spacious cockpit.

This Tela has been owned by the current owner since new, and is professionally maintained and wintered ashore. With her removable thwart (held in place by wing nuts), it is possible to camp on board, the flat floor being approximately 8ft long. She is easy to tow behind a car and is being sold with her trailer, which offers the convenience and potential cost savings of maintaining and over-wintering her at home, should her new owner choose to do so.

Having been varnished, painted and anti-fouled in April 2015, she is ready to sail!

NOTE: A newly commissioned Tela built to a standard sailaway specification (i.e.: without trailer or outboard) currently costs in excess of £16,000 making this example, which has clearly been maintained to a very high standard, very good value.


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