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"Souzette", Shoal Draft Cutter Lying  Essex

Sails and Deck Gear
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Souzette is a centreboard cutter built and designed by T.O.Lay of Rowhedge, Essex in 1924.  Carvel constructed of Mahogany planking on (believed) Canadian Rock Elm frames. Bronze Keel bolts were new in 1993. Side decks appear to be GRP on ply and the foredeck, GRP on Tongue and groove planking. The iron keel contains the centreboard slot and hold the cb pin

She has been extensively restored.

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  26ft 7.9m
Length on Deck  22ft 7ins 6.88m
Waterline Length  20ft 6.1m
Beam  7ft 2ins 2.2m
Draft Plate up 2ft 6ins 0.76m
Draft Plate down 5ft 1.52m

Rig, Sails and Spars

Bermudan Cutter rig
Spruce spars
Stainless steel rigging (2000)
Bronze bottle screws (2000)
Mainsail, cream - 2 slab reefs (2000)
Yankee, cream (2000)
Staysail, (1993)
All sails by East Coast Sails and in good condition
Zipped Acrylic mainsail cover

Wykeham Martin Furling gear on Yankee

Deck Equipment

Bruce anchor on approx 20m chain
Plastimo steering compass


Ensign and staff on polished bronze socket
All over cabin and cockpit sun cover in acrylic - with vents - protects varnish.
Boat hook
Cockpit cushions

General Equipment


Plastimo Catalytic gas heater
Ships bell
Gimballed Plastimo 2000 two burner + grill gas cooker
Bucket (don't ask!)

2 x brass paraffin lamps


Ruggerini 2-cylinder air cooled diesel engine fitted 1999 - approx 300 hours


Diesel stainless steel
Water - in jerry cans

Electrics / Electronics

2 x 12 Volt batteries one engine start 1 general service

Safety Gear


Fire extinguisher

Manual bilge pump
Electric automatic bilge pump

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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996
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