Gaff Cutter built in Falmouth

'Juanita' was owned for many years by Dulcie Kennard, first wife of Maurice Griffiths. In the late 1950s, the boat was damaged and sold. In 2016 she was found at Bawdsey and, after restoration in Ipswich joined the East Coast OGA fleet in August 2017.

Gaff Cutter built in Folkestone, Kent

Cachalot is a gaff cutter built along similar lines to that of an East Coast smack. She was built as a private yacht by Robert Saunders of Folkstone between 1897 - 1900 and has a fascinating history. She is a Dunkirk Little Ship and was relaunched in 2017 following a major 10-year refit, ashore at the head of the River Deben, Suffolk.

Gaff Cutter built in Shoreham

'Muriel', built in 1905 of pitch pine on oak was 'rebuilt' twice under the ownership of Paul and Pat Heighway. In 2017, she underwent another restoration and was relaunched in the summer . . .

Gaff Sloop built in Woodbridge

'Sea Pig' was built in 1930 by Eversons of Woodbridge, Suffolk and has the class and sail number 4.

Gaff Yawl built in Bordeaux

Gwenili is a very well known gaffer on the East Coast of England, having spent the last 50 years in the Area. She has been well maintained over that time and is a regular participant in racing and cruising events.

Gaff Cutter built in Mylor Bridge

Susan J is a Heard 28, built in 1991 by Gaffers and Luggers and has cruised extensively.

Register home

Welcome to the OGA Boat register

In the early 1970s John Scarlett, the first OGA Secretary, started collecting data on members' boats. The records have grown to include nearly 3,500 craft, forming a unique record. Mainly gaff rigged, old and new, workboats and yachts, the Register also contains classic Bermudan yachts and motorboats. Data have been stored electronically since the 1980s but in 2014 the OGA started to transfer the Register to an online system. In April 2016 a selection of records was made available for public browsing. We hope to develop the Register and publish more records.

Please contact the boatregister [at] oga [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Online%20Boat%20Register) (Boat Register Editor with feedback).

Boat register form

In order to be included in the OGA Boat Register, or listed on this site as 'For Sale', owners must complete a Boat Register Form. OGA members may update their boat details, including setting the 'For Sale' tab, by logging into the website. If your boat is not in the online register, and you would like it included, please download a Boat Register form here.

Recently updated boats

Rig type: Sloop
Place built: Bursledon, Hampshire.
Home port or other location: Plymouth
Construction: Mould taken from a 1911 Bristol Channel work boat.
Material: GRP
Rig type: Cutter
Place built: Woodbridge
Home port or other location: Chichester
Construction: Cedar Strip carvel glass expoy
Material: Woodepoxy
Rig type: Ketch
Place built: Rhode Island, USA
Home port or other location: Poole
Construction: Built of GRP using a Balsa Core method
Material: GRP