Gaff Ketch built in Arklow, Co Wicklow

Designed by Fred Shepherd and built by Jack Tyrrell at Arklow, Co. Wicklow, 1937, 'Maybird' has recently returned to her home port, 2018.

Gaff Cutter built in Horning

1930s 23ft gaff cutter built by Ernest Woods at Horning, Norfolk. One of only two hulls built to a design by Mr G Cozens.

Gaff Cutter built in Risor, South Norway

Sister ship to 'Vixen', 'Marihona' was built for blue water cruising and has undertaken several Atlantic crossings and voyages.

Gaff Cutter built in Arnside

Built by Crossfields, Arnside, in 1903 'Ziska' is now based on the west coast of America. In 2019 she took part in the Race to Alaska. Ashley Butler, one of the country's leading wooden boatbuilders sailed her across the Atlantic in 1999.

Gaff Cutter built in Crabinton, Southampton

Built in 1860, Mermaid was found as a wreck in 1997 and rebuilt to race again in Falmouth, 2018.  Mermaid is at Gweek Classic Boatyard.

Register home

Welcome to the OGA Boat register

Can you help us to develop the OGA online boat register in future?
Find more about the role of the Boat Register Editor here.

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

If your boat is not in the register, we would love to include it. boatregister [at] oga [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Adding%20my%20boat%20to%20the%20OGA%20Boat%20Register) (Contact the Boat Register Editor) with a few details.
Once we've confirmed your boat isn't already on the register we will create an entry. If you are an OGA member you will be able to fill in the details and add photographs online. If you prefer, download a form here, return it with pictures and we will enter the details. We are happy to help you fill the form in.
OGA Members can list boats 'For Sale' at no additional charge. We are happy to receive details about interesting boats from non-members. If you have updates or historical data or pictures regarding any boat, boatregister [at] oga [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: An%20interesting%20boat) (contact us)!

Recently updated boats

Rig type: Cutter
Place built: Hampshire
Home port or other location: Dartmouth
Construction: GRP
Material: GRP
Rig type: Ketch
Place built: Pin Mill
Home port or other location: Lochaline, Argyll
Construction: Pitch pine on oak
Material: Wood
Rig type: Sloop
Place built: Woodbridge
Construction: Pitch pine on oak, carvel.
Material: Wood