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 Ketch built in Pin Mill

Centreboard gaff ketch, built Pin Mill by H. King & Sons in 1936, designed by Fred Shepherd, MINA.

Gaff Cutter built in Lowestoft

Originally called 'Vector' before her launch but then changed to 'Patience', she was sold in 2006 and again in June 2009. Her name was changed  to 'Ellenor Josephine' when she was registered in November 2010.

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.

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 are happy to receive details about interesting boats from non-members. If you have updates or historical data or pictures regarding any boat.

OGA Members can list boats 'For Sale' at no additional charge.

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

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

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.

We have a new online form and we would love you to try it out. If you prefer to fill in a paper form, you can download one and post it to us with pictures and we will add it to the database.

If you find either of the forms confusing get in touch and we will help you.

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 have bought or sold a boat let us know so we can update the ownership details.

Recently updated boats

Rig type: Cutter
Place built: Brightlingsea
Home port or other location: Colchester
Construction: Carvel, pitch pine on oak
Material: Wood
Rig type: Sloop
Home port or other location: Tomales Bay, Northern California
Construction: GRP
Material: GRP
Rig type: Sloop
Place built: Bursledon, Hampshire.
Home port or other location: Forder, Nr Plymouth
Construction: Mould taken from a 1911 Bristol Channel work boat.
Material: GRP