Friday 27 October 2017

Nightfall a gaff cutter

My friend Malcolm know's I'm into classic yachts and he has kindly sent me pictures of some great examples while cruising around the Solent, you gotta love whatsapp.

Seen here in Bembridge harbour is Nightfall a classic gaff cutter.

Originally built for a Mr WD Silcock and his wife to gently sail on the Norfolk Broads and around the Suffolk Coast. She was designed by Harold Lidston who lived in Cowes

These days Nighfall is based on Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight and fantastically maintained by marine artist Martyn Mackrill


  1. ....she's lovely... just reading some Ransome and she put me in mind of the boats he depicts, so when you mentioned East Coast/Broads it wasn't a surprise... he's a mean painter by the way - love the Solent Summer one...

  2. One of Maurice Griffiths favourites and still looking beautiful..

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