Otyster Catcher Mayfly Classic- lying at this yard for ease of viewing. THIS HAS JUST BEEN REDUCED FOR A QUICK SALE.
owners’ comments:The Oystercatcher 16 is a gaff-rigged, trailerable, pocket cruiser. The design was based on the traditional oyster-dredging boats of the Falmouth area. This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of these delightful boats, as only 10 were ever built. The Oystercatcher 16 was built with great attention to detail, and has a comfortable and cosy cabin. The high-volume hull and generous bowsprit give the impression of a much bigger boat than her 16 ft would suggest. She had been moored on the Exe estuary at Topsham, wintered ashore, and regularly maintained, including a full annual engine service (most recently in October 2015). The mainsail, jib and staysail were replaced in 2014. She has a purpose-built road trailer and launching dolly. I purchased the vessel in 2015, unfortunately I have not had the opportunity to sail her.
GRP hull deck and superstructure
Long (encapsulated ballast)
Yanmar 1995 1GM10 inboard diesel 10 hp. Last serviced 2015.
Max speed 5.5 knots. Raw water cooling. She has been regularly professionally serviced each year since 2006.
1 x 12 volt battery
Spars and Rigging
Wood spruce spar. S/S standing and synthetic running rigging.
Slab mainsail – Wykham Martin on both headsails.
Jib, Main & Staysail 2014 (Exe Sails & Covers Ltd), Balloon Jib (South west Sails) Old Mainsail (Suffolk Sails) Mainsail cover
1 cabin ( 1 double or 2 single berths) sitting headroom
2 ring spirit cooker
Warps and fenders
Cetreck Echo sounder
Anchor, chain & bag
Mayfly Classic Boats
1 cabin 2 berth
Diesel 18 litres