If you wanted to have a boat built to this standard today you would expect to pay around £300K, the bronze components alone are worth the asking price. 28 ft Martin Heard Gaff Cutter, purpose built for a very fastideous owner, GRP hull fitted out with beautiful mahogany and teak timber work. Nearly all fittings are bronze or brass. Built as a classic cruising yacht with six berths. Hot and cold pressure water with shower. Gimbolled cooker and oven. Oil lamps and electric lights now all fitted with LED bulbs. Unlike many of these boats fitted out with formica and plastic this is a truly beautiful example of traditional craftsmanship.
For a limited period there is a huge reduction in price. Storage on the hard is paid until September 2017
Her papers include original sail plans, Noble spar receipts, Build certificates and a couple of survey reports.
Apart from a UV strip for the jib sail about £120 and unless you are a modern tech fad, no money needs to be spent on this beautiful boat only elbow grease, polishing brass, varnishing etc.,The copper coat antifouling should give a few more years before needing a new coat. The engine has been serviced, main anode replaced, sea cocks serviced etc. There is a deck solar panel and three batteries but for serious cruising it would be prudent to consider replacing them although they still charge. The topside gel coat looking a bit faded in the pictures does polish up well, I spent five minutes on the bow section by hand to check. She is currently ashore at the top of the Fowey River Cornwall and has been out of the water for approximately four years.apart from motoring up the river two years ago.