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1902 Classic Gaff Cruiser with Canoe Stern - £7,750

Status : FOR SALE

Lying : Suffolk - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

Classic Gaff Cruiser with Canoe Stern

(Please scroll down to the 'Images' section below for more photos.)

General Specification

Designer : J Pain Clark
Builder : H E Kennard
LOA : 8.84m (29ft 0in)
LOD : 7.92m (26ft 0in)
LWL : 7.01m (23ft 0in)
Beam : 1.98m (6ft 6in)
Draft : 1.14m (3ft 9in)
Air Draft : 7.92m (26ft 0in)
Displacement : 2,000kg
Keel : Lead bulb


Rigging & Sails

Mechanical & Electrical




A very attractive Classic dayboat with a Gaff Sloop and traditional rig, blocks and tackle. She has been well maintained and restored by her owner and is in good order throughout.

Built by joiner Herbert Kennard and his brother Albert, keen yacht racers, as a turn of the last century 'build at home' project using plans from J Pain Clark who had a reputation for designing speedy yachts. Incorporating canoe design to create a radical plate and bulb keel, light weight 'canoe yacht' she was frequently raced at club level and cruising the Thames and East Coast.

She has appeared in a number of press and magazine articles ( yachting monthly, Classic Boat and others ) and retains a wonderful and full history file including a Log of her first cruise, A Builders half model, The Builder’s costs record, various drawings made by the builder. The long short history of her can be viewed below.

Wintered ashore annually she is now refitted and antifouled, ready to be launched to her swinging Summer mooring on the River Orwell.


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Additional Information

The Long Short History of Kelpie 2 (269kB .PDF file)


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