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Peter Nicholls Steelboats Huffler 35 Gaff Cutter

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Length: 39ft / 11.89m

Price £87,000 inc Vat

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Boat Details


  • Builder: Peter Nicholls Steel Yachts
  • Designer: Tony Tucker
  • Construction: Steel


  • Length (Feet): 39
  • Length (Metres): 11.89
  • Beam: 10' 1"
  • Max Draft: 5' 0"
  • Fuel Capacity: 1 x 410 L (90 Gal)
  • Water Capacity: 1 x 350 L (77 Gal)
  • Holding Capacity: 1 x 300 L (66 Gal)


  • Number of Engines: 1
  • Engine Make: Beta
  • Engine Model: 5 cylinder 62hp
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1293
  • Type of Propeller: 3 Blade
  • Total Power: 62


1994 Heavily built lift keel steel gaff rigged cutter.

Built in the UK by Peter Nicholls Steel Yachts to a Tony Tucker design.

Very comfortable cruising yacht with shallow draft, would be a perfect liveaboard for two. Includes, dual steering position, enclosed wheelhouse, generator, heating, plotter, radar, bow thruster. Hull and superstructure re-sprayed in 2015.


Black chined 6mm steel hull with rope fendering and bowsprit.12mm swinging/lifting steel centreplate. Lifting by wire Long keel centre with lead internal ballast

Dual station hydraulic wheel steering from wheelhouse and aft deck

Emergency tiller.

Burgundy steel deck, superstructure, raised bulwarks and raised aft deck.

Grey non-slip deck paint

Light ash woodwork throughout

Hull, deck and superstructure re-spayed in 2015.


Beta 5 cylinder 62hp diesel engine – cruise @ 6kts, max’ 7knts

Closed circuit keel cooling.

Hydraulic drive with shaft driven 3 bladed propeller with rope cutter

Dual station ignition and single lever controls.

Beta 3 cylinder diesel generator

Engine & Generator located beneath deck saloon sole

Engine hours – 1293 hrs. Generator hours 117 hrs

Vetur bowthruster – dual controls – dedicated batteries.


Fuel - 410 litres

Freshwater -  350 litres

Holding tank - 300 litres


12 volt system – 3 x domestic, 1 x engine start engine batteries.

2 x Bow thruster and windlass batteries

Alternator charging with Adverk charge manager

Isolation switches.

Interior lighting & navigation lights.

Horn and windscreen wiper.

240 volt system – Operated by shore power or Beta generatorshore power cable and socket,RCB, outlet sockets.

Immersion heater.

40ah Sterling battery charger.

Gaff Rigged Cutter

Sailspar gold anodised mast, boom & gaff.

Slab reefing boom with Lazyjacks and s/s boom crutch.

Galvanised mast lowering tabernacle with varnished belaying pins.

Sailspar furling Genoa and staysail systems

Self-tacking staysail track – Spruce bowsprit

2009 1 x 19 stainless steel wire standing rigging with running backstays

Terylene running rigging – new 2011

2 x Lewmar40 ST Genoa sheet winches. Lewmar 6 mast winch


  • Mainsail
  • Furling Genoa
  • Furling Staysail – self-tacking

Navigation Equipment

Raymarine ST60 Tri-data combined speed & depth

Raymarine ST6000+ autopilot with dual station controls

Raymarine C120 GPS/Plotter display

Raytheon RL70 radar display

Raytheon radar scanner mounted on s/s stern post

Scanti Leisure DSC VHF radio

McMurdo ICS Nav6 Navtex

Autohelm masterview multi display

Clock & barometer


Spacious layout with 4 berths, 2 heads, enclosed wheelhouse and well equipped galley see layout below.

Light Ash internal joinery

Patterned upholstery to cabins, French Grey leatherette seating to wheelhouse

Blinds to wheelhouse windows, carpets to cabins.

Hot and cold pressurised water throughout.

Webasto warm air cabin heating and

Webasto water heating plus radiator

10 x opening ports, 3 x opening deck hatches, 6 x Tannoy vents

Sliding/opening windows to wheelhouse sides & rear.

Forward cabin – Two large single berths, hanging locker, small central bureau, mirror. Could be used as a lounge/dining room with removable central table.

Forward heads – To port with washbasin, Jabsco toilet piped to holding tank and shower with drain.

Galley – To starboard, L Shaped with sink & drainer, gimballed Flux gas cooker with 4 burners & oven. 12v tall fridge/freezer. Sharp 240v combined microwave, oven & grill.

Wheelhouse – Light and airy with internal helm position to starboard – adjustable helm seat, steering, switch panel and instrumentation. L-shaped seating to port with storage under. Access to engine room beneath wheelhouse floor. Curved steps to aft deck.

Aft cabin - accessed from wheelhouse. Large double berth to port, bureau and seat aft to starboard

Aft heads – En-suite to starboard with sea toilet, wash basin and shower.

Deck and Equipment

Safe & secure deck arrangement with raised aft deck/cockpit, wheelhouse, wide side decks and good forward deck.

Stainless guardrails with teak capping – gates Port and Starboard

Bow stern and spring mooring cleats with fairleads in raised bulwarks

Self stowed Bruce anchor with chain

SL electric windlass with foredeck and wheelhouse controls

Opening forward deck hatch with access to large chain locker and storage.

Steel coachroof grab rails

Aft deck gas and Lazarette lockers with access to emergency steering.

SL removable davits

Stern mounted bathing ladder with extension.

Raised aft deck – Helm seat with wheel, engine controls and instruments

Stern bench with s/s guardrail

Bench seat to starboard with storage under

Side teak capped guardrails.

Stern radar/aerial post.

Fresh / salt deck wash outlet

Mooring warps & fenders.


Safety Equipment

Plastimo canister packed liferaft

Fire extinguishers & flares (not guaranteed in date)

Horseshoe lifebuoy


Manual and electric bilge pumps

FYS Comments

“Gelderloos” is a solidly built cruising yacht/motor sailer. Her shallow draft and lowering rig is ideal for exploring estuaries and giving access to inland waterways whilst being perfectly capable at sea.

She is well equipped for long term cruising and has a nice spacious, comfortable feel about her.


In this instance Fox’s Yacht Sales are acting as brokers for the vendor.  The vendor has provided the information and whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy, the details are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed.  Any prospective purchaser is advised to check the boat specification thoroughly and to employ at their expense a qualified marine surveyor and/or engineer to check the specification and condition of this craft and its equipment.


Microwave oven

Steering wheel


Wind speed and direction

Log speedometer


Hot water

Marine head







Manual bilge pump


Electric bilge pump

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