Maurice Griffiths Design, very original, fabulous condition, major refit in 2000/1 included new Yanmar diesel. Aluminium spars and stainless rigging. Built of sheathed marine ply. A boat to be proud of!
Built in 1962. Construction is of marine ply, sheathed on oak frames, extended keel (3’3” draft), aft cockpit with tiller steering, Bermudan cutter rig with bowsprit and 4 berth internal layout.
Designed by Maurice Griffiths
LOA 24' 6" (7.5m)
LWL 20'0" (6.1m)
Beam 8' 0" LWL
Draft 3' 2" (1.0m)
Displacement 3999lbs approx
Slab reefing mainsail (tan, 2007). Genoa roller reefing system by Harken with furling Genoa (new sunstrip 2010). 2 hanked staysails and small jib/storm sail. Aluminium mast and boom and stainless steel standing rigging (standing rigging was renewed around 2002).
Yanmar 1GM10 10HP single cylinder inboard diesel engine (new 2000). Shaft drive to 3 blade fixed propeller. Alternator charging to 3 x 12 volt batteries with solar panel to trickle charge. Current engine hours approx 300. Max speed under engine is around 5 knots.
Stainless steel pulpit (new 2008) and guardwires, cockpit and cabin cover in canvas (2007), sail cover, sheet winches, tiller, plough type 25lb main anchor with chain and multi-plait, Danforth type 10lb kedge anchor, mooring roller on bowsprit, mooring warps and fenders.
Compass, log, depth. Autohelm 800 autopilot, Swiftech VHF radio, Windex at masthead, radar reflector, clock, navigation lights and steaming light.
Lifelines (refitted and strengthened 2015), one lifebuoy, manual fire extinguisher, auto electric bilge pump and manual bilge pump.
Her galley has a gas cooker with 2 burners, she has a Lavac marine toilet. Blue and white stripe fabric upholstery. White painted interior with sitting headroom.
She has 4 berths including 2 “V” berths in the forepeak and 2 single settee berths.
"Otteau” is a very nice example of this classis Maurice Griffiths design. A very solid and seaworthy triple keel (long centre keel and twin bilge plates) yacht, capable of exploring the swatchways and creeks and taking the ground when required. “Otteau” performs well, in part due to the extended keel arrangements (3’3” draft). She benefitted from a major refit in 2000/1 which included a new Yanmar engine and has been carefully maintained and improved since. Her present owner purchased in 2011 and a survey report was carried out at the time. Her owner has since fitted 3 batteries, strengthened the safety lines, fitted a swingoing mooring mate on the bowsprit and renewed the keel bolts. She is covered and wintered ashore every year.
The Yacht Harbour
Maldon, Essex, Essex CM9 8SE