Golden Vanity is the smallest of the boats, at 53 feet LOA and 20 tonnes. She is a gaff cutter, built to the lines of the smallest class of sailing trawler, known as ‘Mumble Bees’. She carries 1,250 sq feet of sail on a single mast. On deck she is 40 ft long, with a beam of 10 ft and a draught of 6 ft. She has accommodation for twelve people, including two crew, and has a full range of modern aids to navigation .
Golden Vanity is rigged now just as she was when she was launched early last century. She has a ‘Gaff Cutter’ rig. ‘Gaff’ indicates that the Main sail is hoisted using a ‘gaff’, a spar attached to their upper side. ‘Cutter’ indicates that there is more than one headsail, making each sail easier to handle by a small crew. It is a very versatile and powerful rig, easy to handle in light airs and strong winds.
|Port of Registry||Brixham|
|Builder||J Sanders, Galmpton, Devon|
|Radio Call Sign||MCVY|
|Gross Registered Tonnage||15.03|
|Net Registered Tonnage||9.13|
|Length Overall including spars||16.16 m||53′ 0″|
|Length of Hull||11.84 m||38′ 9″|
|Length of Waterline||11.00 m||36′ 1″|
|Maximum Beam||3.68 m||12′ 1″|
|Maximum Draft||2.00 m||6′ 7″|
|Maximum Sail Area||116 sq m||1250 sq ft|
|Displacement||22 tonnes||24 tons|
|Engine — Beta Marine, BV3800 4 Cylinder||65 kW||75 Hp|