Character Boats - Post Boat Gaff Sloop Rig

Trailer, Honda Outboard
  • Boat REF#  ·  274345
  • Length  ·  5.48m
  • Year  ·  2007
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Shallow Long Keel
  • Engine  ·  1 x gasoline 2.3hp, Honda 4 Stroke (2009)
  • Lying  ·  Nr Plymouth, Devon, UK (Viewings by appointment only)
Boatshed Plymouth
Boatshed Plymouth
Billy Hallam

Extra Details

Designer Character Boats of Lytham
Builder Character Boats of Lytham
Lying Nr Plymouth, Devon, UK (Viewings by appointment only)


Engine 1 x gasoline 2.3hp
Engine make and model Honda 4 Stroke (2009)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Air cooled
Steering tiller
Drive outboard
Prop(s) 3 Blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 5.5 knots

Outboard manual
Outboard service record booklet


Length 5.48m
Beam 2.05m
Draft Min 0.50m
Draft Max 0.50m
Airdraft 6.50m
Displacement 480kg (1,058.4lbs)
Storage Ashore


Gaff rigged Character Boats Wood spars (2007) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2007)


Reefing mainsail Jeckells - Slab (2007) 2 Reefs
Headsail Jeckells - Furling (2007)

Sails in good condition


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Shallow Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Green topsides
LOA including bowsprit 5.48m
LOA excluding bowsprit 4.42m
Certified as RCD Category C for 5 persons

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Tonneau cover

1 anchors
8.00m of chain
32.00m of rode
Road trailer, un-braked, fully galvanised, spare wheel, tyre & Bulldog Trail Clamp.
Towable with a medium sized family car.

Broker's Comments

The original wooden Post Boats were used to deliver mail around the Scottish coast and needed to be strong, capable and seaworthy. These modern versions, moulded in hand laid fibreglass and fitted with polished hardwood & quality fittings, still meet these requirements well. Whilst retaining their traditional look, these pretty gaff rigged sloops are easy to sail and maintain.

This example, which has been in the same family from new, appears to have been lightly used & well maintained during the course of its ownership and is in good, overall condition. The hull could do with a little polish but all the woodwork, rigging, sails and associated equipment seem to be in good order. We observed how easy she was to be rigged by two people and were advised that this could be done single handedly. Easy to launch and recover, the unbraked EU type approved trailer, oars and full boat cover are also included in the inventory.

Pretty and traditional, this Post Boat has a real quality and 'made to last' feel about her, and I believe that, at under half the price of a new one, she would be very good value for money indeed.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Character Boats - Post Boat Gaff Sloop Rig has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy & Jo Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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