1948 Custom 26' Gaff Cutter

Custom 26' Gaff Cutter - Description

Black Lady is a Gaff Cutter, built by Birdham Pool Marina in 1947 (reg 1948) and designed by MG Duff. This special boat is still moored here in Birdham Pool and offered for sale by us as onsite Brokers at Birdham. She has a BETA 20hp diesel engine that was fitted in 2016 and has had little use since. She offers a spacious main cabin with port and starboard bench seating and a Faversham coal stove. Forward is a heads compartment with manual toilet and V berth. A really special boat that has had plenty of attention in recent years and is ready to go. Motivated seller who has already purchased a larger fibreglass boat and is keen not to be paying two lots of moorings. Available to view by appointment.

Engine and electrical

  • 2016 BETA 20hp  diesel engine on shaft drive
  • 10 gal stainless steel fuel tank
  • Approx 1/3 gal per hour fuel consumption
  • 3 bladed bronze propeller
  • 2 heavy duty batteries with switch gear

Hull and Deck

  • Wooden construction - mahogany on oak
  • Full lead keel
  • Glass covered wood decking
  • Manual windlass
  • Guardwires
  • Boat hook
  • 6 opening ports
  • 1 opening hatch
  • 3 cockpit lockers
  • 4 warps
  • 4 fenders
  • Antifouled January 2022
  • Cockpit tent and overall cover in two parts


  • 2 cabins
  • 2 single berths in saloon and forward double v berth
  • 6 foot headroom
  • Blue upholstery
  • Wooden flooring
  • Faversham Coal stove
  • Flexible water tank
  • Chart table (extendable)
  • Hanging locker opposite heads
  • Galley with sink, 2 burner hob, crockery and cutlery
  • Heads compartment with curtain and marine/manual toilet


  • Depth sounder (NASA Target)
  • VHF Radio 
  • Compass
  • Radio
  • Clock/Barometer
  • Nav lights

Sails and spars

  • Full set of tan sails
  • Mainsail with slab reefing
  • Hand on head sail
  • Stainless steel standing rigging


  • Automatic and hand bilge pump
  • Life buoy ring
  • Gas detector

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.



Overall length: 8m
Hull beam: 2.49m
Max. displacement: 0kg
Fuel capacity: 45.46 litres
Engine: 1 x BETA
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