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A 1909 EDWARDIAN GAFF CUTTER designed and built by W E Thomas of Falmouth


Overall Length: 46ft on deck :: Waterline: 38ft :: Beam: 10ft 9ins :: Draught: 7ft :: Displacement: 18 Tons TM

Engine: 75hp Beta Diesel :: Designer: W E Thomas :: Builder: Thomas of Falmouth :: Location: Channel Islands

Sail: Gaff Cutter :: Berths: Five / Seven :: Year: 1909 :: Price: TBA

Broker's Details:


Boojum, built in 1909 by W E Thomas of Falmouth follows distinct West Country lines of a yacht of that period with Quay Punt influences. Named after Lewis Carroll's fictitious character in Hunting of the Snark.

T W Bonnett of Basildon House, London was one of Boojum's early owners followed in 1930 by J D MacGregor of Golder's Green. H M Pinney of Hornchurch, Essex became the next registered owner keeping the vessel until 1955 when both B Farquharson and A Thompson of Devonshire Close, London took over ownership. In 1960 Boojum was sold to J K Hill of Hale, Cheshire. Under Scottish ownership Boojum was moved up to the West Coast before returing to the South Coast in 2012.

In the present ownership, in 2013 a considerable amount of re-fit work was professionally commission in Bristol which included a complete new deck and rig.

Carvel pitch-pine on oak hull, new traditionally laid douglas fir deck payed with Jeffreys glue. Varnished teak companionway, skylight, deck hatches, cockpit and bulwark cappings.

New keel stepped douglas fir mast, new top mast and new boom, all finished with nine coats of varnish. Original gaff. New served galvanised standing rigging. New bottle screws and shackles.

Period or original bronze deck hardware.

75hp Beta diesel engine, four cylinder (about 500 hours) 12 volt electrics replaced. New engine casing.

Traditional interior, with much original and more recent teak joinery, partly re-fitted. New douglas fir cabin sole boards.

Double cabin forward, Blake heads to starboard, vanitory to port. Twin berth cabin starboard and galley to port. Saloon with space for settee berths. Chart area to starboard and space for berth to port. Small aft cockpit with wheel steering.

Anchor windlass, two Fisherman type anchors, three pumps, compass.


An extremely interesting survivor from a bygone age, built as a private yacht by the well know Thomas of Falmouth and now registered as an historic vessel. Previously sold by Classic Yacht Brokerage eighteen months ago, prior to a re-fit in Bristol.

A rare opportunity to complete the re-fit of the interior with the major expense of the new deck and rig now sorted.


Lying: Channel Islands

Viewing: Through the brokers - CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE, 01905-356482