Vince Powell has written to us of his David Moss canoe yawl. Readers will know that these glorious little gems are like hens’ teeth (yet your Editor has owned two of the few in existence) so I doubt she will linger for long on the market.
‘Nutmeg’ is a 17′9” David Moss Canoe Yawl: A Gaff Yawl with Bowsprit and Bumpkin. She is beautifully built ( really a work of art) and maintained, and easily single-handed. Construction is Columbian pine strip plank overlaid with Khaya veneers, epoxy encapsulated. Keel and floors of Iroko. Cabin coamings in Iroko. Lead Ballast keel of 1100lbs with galvanised steel centreplate. She draws about 12″ with centreplate raised. She is a remarkably stiff, dry and weatherly craft. She sails equally well in light airs and heavy weather: 2 reefs provided in the Mainsail. Aux. power is provided by a recent Tohatsu 4hp fourstroke outboard with remote tank. She sleeps 2 in a very cosy varnished cabin with 2 burner spirit stove. A 12v battery provides power for masthead and cabin lights. There is a portable toilet. She comes together with a 4 wheel yard trailer with docking arms to assist launch and recovery; this can be used together with a flatbed trailer ( easily hired ) to transport her. She also comes with considerable additional equipment to make her ready to daysail or cruise. She could probably be kept on her existing inexpensive (drying) pontoon mooring in Chichester Harbour if desired. Asking price is £16000 which reflects her excellent condition. See the rest of this post for more pictures. Use our Contact form if you’d like to contact Vince.