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Custom Build - Shetland Skiff

Daysailers19955.18 m/17 ft

Up to about 60 years ago on the island of Shetland a boat was the family car of its day. This delightful double ended boat is inspired by those craft.


She is clinker built and has part decking. With a lifting centreboard she can navigate shallow waters or be brought up onto the beach. As would have been traditional, she can be rowed or sailed. New sails are provided, together with a new all over winter cover.

Her trailer means she can easily be stored and transported.

This is a boat that will have been built from plans. We have not been able to identify the source of the plans, nor the builder, but her name, Ynyslas, suggests she was built by someone in mid Wales. We believe the date of build was around 1995.

We would be happy to hear from anyone who can give us more information about this vessel.

We are grateful to Moder Dy on Shetland (https://www.moderdy.org/ ) who provided us with so much background to these traditional boats, and whom we are pleased to sponsor.

Thanks too to Iain Oughtred, for his help, even though it turned out not to be one of his designs.

Sails:
Main (new) Tim Harper sails,
Jib (new) Tim Harper sails
Spare main (as shown in pics)

Equipment:
Winter mast up cover (new)
Anchor
Oars
Trailer...Read full description
SubcategoryDaysailers
ManufacturerCustom Build
ModelShetland Skiff
Mooring CountryUnited Kingdom
ID no.140
Year built1995
Conditionused
Sale TypeUsed
SaleTrade
Sales statusavailable
LOA5.18 m/17 ft
Length5.18 m/17 ft
Width1.67 m/5 ft
Categorylifting keel
Material hullWood
Material deckWood
Rig typeGunter
Keel TypeCentreboard

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