1990 Norfolk Gypsy 20 & Trailer

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General Specification

Builder :
The Norfolk Boatyard Ltd.
7.27m  (23ft 10in)
6.05m  (19ft 10in)
5.9m (19ft 4in)
Beam :
2.29m  (7ft 6in)
Draft min:
0.51m (1ft 8in)
Draft max:
1.19m (3ft 11in)
Keel :


  • GRP construction
  • Original gelcoat finish to hull (previous paint finish removed and hull polished 2022)
  • Coppercoated below waterline (possibly from new, appears in good condition)
  • Original gelcoat finish to decks (with Treadmaster non-slip pads), cockpit and coachroof
  • Lifting keel
  • Transom hung rudder
  • Large deep cockpit with lots of stowage
  • Wood rubbing strakes
  • Samson post
  • Last afloat approximately 10+ years ago
  • Recently refurbished

Mechanical & Electrical

  • 10hp Yanmar diesel inboard engine (last turned over 2022, secondary fuel filter needs fitting (included in sale, but not fitted), plus new fuel and servicing prior to recommissioning)
  • Shaft drive
  • 12V battery (2022)
  • 12V wiring professionally renewed/overhauled 2022
  • New anodes fitted 2022 but not currently electrically bonded

Rigging & Sails

  • Gunter rig
  • Wood mast/spars
  • Bowsprit
  • Slab reefing mainsail (Jeckells, good condition)
  • Roller reefing foresail (Jeckells, good condition)
  • Sail cover


  • 2 berths in 1 cabin
  • Berth cushions in good condition
  • Galley
  • Saloon table
  • Chart table
  • Chemical toilet (housed under chart table)
  • 12V cabin lights


  • Galvanised SBS break back road trailer with rollers and guide posts (overhauled 2022, new brakes, compensator, bearings, tyres)
  • Hand bearing compass
  • VHF radio with masthead antenna (all new, including wiring, 2022)
  • Masthead wind indicator (2022)
  • Masthead navigation lights (2022)
  • Speed/log hull transducer (untested)
  • Cockpit cover
  • Under boom cover
  • Boom tent (looks to have never been used!)
  • History file, including original builder’s invoice


Similar in many respects to the Cornish Shrimper, the Norfolk Gypsy 20 is an extremely attractive, traditionally styled cruising yacht offering a low maintenance and seaworthy design ideal for exploring shallow waters, with her bilge runners enabling her to be beached or kept on a drying mooring without excessive heel. The Norfolk Gypsy is a very versatile, traditionally styled trailer sailer/yacht with a compact but very functional cabin, well equipped for two and with ample space for chart work and instruments, and a large deep and safe cockpit. Complete with a recently overhauled road trailer and new electrics, this example is now awaiting a new owner to enjoy and sail her!


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