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Heard Tosher 20

Heard Tosher 20

£10,900 VAT paid

Built: 1994
Currently lying: Burton Ferry, UK - United Kingdom

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Broker notes
Supplied by Martin Heard of Gaffers and Luggers in 1996, Saunterer was built to a high specification by this specialist yard in Mylor, near Falmouth to the proven design specification based on the traditional Mevagissey Tosher, with the popular Volvo 2010 installed when new, providing up to 6.5 knots speed under power.

Saunterer was built as a 20' dayboat and supplied new for the present owner, who has maintained her to a very high standard - always wintered ashore in a small barn on her custom-built trailer, which has never been in salt water.

Conventionally rigged as a gaff topsail cutter - all highly varnished Columbian pine spars and sails/rigging in exceptional condition.
All up weight at 3,500 kgm inc. trailer can be efficiently (and legally) towed by the popular Land Rover Discovery and Defender, also some Mitsubishi and Isuzu similar vehicles.

Owner is now retired and only selling for reasons of less time available, we consider Saunterer is probably the very best Tosher on the market and available at £11,900 or near offer.
Call Mike for more detail and his considered opinion, after nearly 40 years of enthusiastic gaffer ownership!
07717 885435.

Owner comments
A quarter-deck gaff cutter, with large cockpit area, built September 1994, by Martin Heard, Gaffers and Luggers, Tregatreath Boatyard, Mylor, Falmouth for myself, the present owner. The perfect family boat and yet, easily sailed single handed.
All in all, Saunterer is in exceptionally good condition. She was launched late in June of this year and is moored in the Milford Haven estuary in Pembrokeshire. She is now for sale because of a recent health problem and I am hopeful that she will be bought by someone who will value her, enjoy her and continue to give her plenty of tlc.


LOA: 20 ft
Actual L.O.A: 28 ft
Beam: 7.34 ft
Displacement: 3 tonnes
Draft: 3.5
Ballast: 1.5 tonnes (moulded into the keel area)


Hull colour: dark green (International Toplac) with white bulwarks
Bottom finish: International Micron 350 red anti-fouling (applied May 2021)
Deck colour: sand-beige (painted with International Interdeck non-slip paint)
Saunterer has been stored in a barn every Autumn and Winter: therefore hardwood gunwhales, rubbing strakes and cockpit coamings all in excellent condition

Deck gear

Bow anchor: 20lb CQR with chain
Kedge anchor: 16lb Danforth with chain
Cockpit cushions: full set (hard-wearing)
Cockpit cover/tent: with varnished boom to support
Burgee: large
Red ensign and staff
Plastic diesel containers: 2 qty 5 ltr
Sea-legs (unused)
Cleats: by Classic Marine - bronze (bar one)

Safety equipment

Bilge pump: manual and electric
Fenders: 6 qty


Engine: Volvo 2010, 10hp (excellent condition) - maintained from new by Dale Sailing of Neyland with full maintenance records
Stainless steel fuel tank

Navigation equipment

Navigation lights


Engine battery: good condition

Rig and sails

Rig type: gaff
Mainsail: white (good condition)
Staysail: white (good condition)
Jib: furling - white (good condition)
Topsail: tan (good condition)
Genoa/jib furling: new (unused)
Sail cover: new 2019
Spars - mast (26'), boom (13.75'), gaff (11.75') and bow sprit (10.5'): all of solid Columbian pine - well varnished every year using Epivanes High Gloss Yacht Varnish (all in very good condition)
Topsail pole: aluminium (14.5')
Rigging: all in good condition with new forestay just fitted (unused)
All necessary sail handling sheets, ropes and other gear
Rigging screws: A4 stainless steel
Preventer: for staysail


Large, purpose-built galvanized trailer constructed by CLH Trailers of St. Clears, Carmarthenshire
Used twice per year for a round trip of 34 miles
Saunterer always craned in and out (never immersed in salt water)
Always stored in a purpose constructed barn: has never been left outside
Trailer will be fully serviced (vendor expense) prior to collection by new owner

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