Commissioned in 1991. GRP construction with white topsides and grey superstructure, aft cockpit with tiller steering, access to various opening lockers, 2 berth internal layout with sitting headroom, high peak gunter sloop rig. The centreboard is lowered and raised with a very high purchase drum winch â the control rope being led into the cockpit for ease of handling by the helmsman.
North Norfolk Boatbuilding Co. Hull number 16.
LOA 19' 11" (6.1m) ex bowsprit (23'8" overall)
LWL 17'9" (5.4m)
Beam 7' 6" (2.3m)
Draft 1' 8" (0.5m) / 3â11â (1.21m)
Displacement 1430 kgs
Trailing weight 1800kgs
1991, Norfolk Gypsy No 16 by the North Norfolk Boat Building Co, a super little GRP traditional gaff sloop with charming interior, roomy cockpit and modern outboard in her cockpit well.
Mariner 6hp 4 stroke outboard motor in cockpit well. Remote fuel tank.
12v battery system.
Hand compass, depth sounder, VHF radio, windvane at masthead, navigation lights.
Manual bilge pump.
Anchor with chain and warp, fenders, cockpit cover.
Slab reefing mainsail (Jeckells) with mainsail cover. Furling No 1 Jib (Jeckells). Spruce spars and stainless steel standing rigging.
2 oil lamps. Spirit cooker (single burner). Hand pumped water from two water storage containers. Chemical toilet.
She has 2 single âVâ berths.
The Norfolk Gypsy has been built for over 30 years, new boats start at Â£48,000, "Lapwing" is an early example, purchased by her current owner 13 years ago and sailed out of Tollesbury in Essex. She is ideally suited to these waters with her shallow draft and lifting keel. She is the outboard version with a cockpit well and more storage.