1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker

£7,500
Norfolk Broads
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1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
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1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker
1993 GRP Tela Class Half Decker

General Specification

Designer :
Chris Libby
Builder :
Penryn Bridge Boatyard, Falmouth, Cornwall
LOA :
5.72m  (18ft 9in)
LOD :
5.03m  (16ft 6in)
Beam :
1.68m  (5ft 6in)
Draft min:
0.38m (1ft 3in)
Draft max:
0.76m (2ft 6in)
Displacement :
612kg
Keel :
Lifting

Construction

  • GRP construction
  • 7.5oz (213g) hull lay up, doubled up in keel
  • Seats, rudder, rubbing strakes and pin rail in iroko
  • Coaming and top of centre board box in teak
  • Marine ply decks, glassed over and painted with non-slip deck paint
  • Bottom boards in stained deal
  • Brass belaying pins
  • Two lockable lockers in the forward bulkhead
  • Lockable stern locker
  • One owner from new
  • Professionally maintained
  • Annually wintered ashore in boatyard shed
  • Re-varnished, painted and anti-fouled in April 2022

Mechanical & Electrical

  • Minn Kota Endura C2 (55lbs thrust) electric outboard engine (2019)
  • 85Ah 12V battery (2019)
  • Through deck electrical connection
  • Outboard little used and battery always kept well charged

Rigging & Sails

  • Gaff rig
  • Mast and bowsprit in Columbian pine (2012, Hunters Yard)
  • Boom and gaff in Douglas fir
  • Bamboo topsail spar
  • Shrouds, forestay and bobstay replaced 2012 (Hunters Yard)
  • Mast stepped in stainless steel tabernacle (Colin Buttifant) for easy lowering/raising
  • Wykham-Martin furling gear
  • Jam cleats for jib sheets
  • Cream mainsail, jib and topsail (2012, McNamara Sails, sail area 150 sqft plus topsail)
  • Spare cream mainsail, jib and topsail (Penrose Sailmakers, Falmouth, Cornwall, sail area 130 sqft plus topsail, good condition)

Equipment

  • Cockpit boom awning (reasonable condition)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • 2 x mast crutches (high and low)
  • Paddle
  • Mudweight or folding grapnel anchor and
    chain
  • 2 x mooring ropes
  • 4 x fenders
  • 2 x Broads registration number plates

Remarks:

The Tela was first designed in 1911 and was one of a number of sixteen footers operating as small pilot boats in the Bristol Channel. Reproduced in GRP since 1990, the Tela is easy to handle single-handed, but can comfortably accommodate 3 or 4 people in her spacious cockpit. She is easy to tow behind a car.

This Tela has been owned by the current owner since new, and is professionally maintained and wintered ashore indoors. With her removable thwart (held in place by wing nuts), it is possible to camp on board, the flat floor being approximately 8ft long.

Blue Jay is one of a number of Telas that sail on the Norfolk rivers. With their light blue hulls, the Telas have become a familiar sight on the Broads in the last 25 years.

Having been varnished, painted and antifouled in April 2022, Blue Jay is ready to sail!

NOTE: A newly commissioned Tela built to a standard sailaway specification (i.e.: without trailer or outboard) currently costs in excess of £18,000 making this example, which has clearly been maintained to a very high standard, very good value.

BOAT SAFETY SCHEME: This vessel is currently exempt from the Boat Safety Scheme having no systems currently fitted that fall under the scheme’s criteria.

DISCLAIMER:

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