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Heard 23

Brief details

Builder

Gaffers & Luggers, Mylor Bridge, Cornwall

Based on the design of Falmouth Working Boats, the Heard 23 is a heavy displacement small cruiser or weekender with immense character, and remarkably good performance and seakeeping ability. Compared to most other small yachts, including other modern gaffers, the Heard boats are massively heavily built. Despite this they sail extremely well.

LOA

32' 0" inc. bowsprit and rudder, 23' 3" on deck

Sail area

567 sq ft, main, jib, staysail and topsail

LWL

22' 6"

Rig

gaff cutter

Beam

8' 0"

Cabins

1

Draught

4' 0"

Berths

2/3

Displacement

not known

Engine

Volvo 2002 diesel

Ballast

2.5 tons

BHP

18

Keel type

Long keel with encapsulated ballast

Designed by Percy Dalton as a GRP version of one of the smaller traditional Falmouth Working Boats, the Heard 23 is produced in three basic versions: open working boat, short cabin 'weekender' layout and long cabin 'cruising' layout.
The yacht shown is a 'short cabin' version.

Built by Martin Heard's yard at Mylor, each individual boat is fitted out slightly differently, according to the original purchasers requirements. A number of Heard 23s are among the fleet of engineless working boats, from 23 to 28 feet in length, that still work under sail in Falmouth, dredging for oysters in the winter months. (oyster dredging is forbidden for powered boats). In summer they race, as they have done for well over a hundred years, hence the quite high sail area for their length.

Above: The 9 foot bowsprit is retractable if required, to reduce length when moored

Engine access is under the forward part of the cockpit, with additional access from under the companionway steps in the saloon

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