Mevagissey Tosher

  • Boat REF#  ·  317076
  • Length  ·  5.66m
  • Year  ·  1980
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  2
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 10hp, 10 GM YANMAR (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Torbay Area.
Boatshed Torbay
Boatshed Torbay
Jason Currie-Smith

Extra Details

Designer Traditional Design
Builder T. Heard, Mylor Cornwall
Lying Torbay Area.
Fuel capacity 18.2 ltr (4.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/11/2014


Engine 1 x diesel 10hp
Engine make and model 10 GM YANMAR (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Bladed Feathering
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 5.9 knots

Engine was rebuilt in December 2014


Length 5.66m
Beam 2.04m
Draft Min 0.91m
Draft Max 0.91m
Displacement 2,500kg (5,512.5lbs)
Storage Ashore


Wood spars (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Hank On (unknown year)
Other sails 1 x Jib - Cruising size in colour Mace. (2014)
1 x Jib - Racing size in colour Cream. (2014)
Staysail - Cruising size in colour Mace. (2014)
Staysail - Racing size in colour Cream. (2014)

Gaff Cutter Rigged with Bow Sprit.

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 1 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1


Deck Gear

Sail cover
Cockpit cover
Beaching legs

1 anchors

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

Here we have a lovely traditional Mevagissey Tosher 18 from Falmouth Working Boat Heard stable. Strongly built in their yard at the head of Mylor Creek off the Fal in Cornwall.

This circa 1890 design of this Cornish built traditional inshore fishing boat, this Mevagissey Tosher, is a little cracker. Handsomely set up as a Gaff Rigged Cutter. The original plug was taken from the Mevagissey Tosher YoYo built in 1893 and provides a solid and very pretty day boat for a skipper and up to four crew.

The original Tosher was handled by one fisherman and this one is designed for single handed sailing as a gaff rigged cutter with a bow sprit. These boats are renowned as highly stable day boats ideal for family sailing. Whilst she is immensely sea-worthy and stable in a blow, in light airs the Yanmar 10GM diesel engine is more than capable of getting you home.

All this pretty little vessel needs now is a new passionate owner to enjoy and look after her.

Please don't hesitate to contact me for an early viewing.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Mevagissey Tosher has been personally photographed and viewed by Jason Currie-Smith of Boatshed Torbay. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

4 Years.

Why are you selling her?

I intend to buy a bigger boat.

Where have you sailed her?


The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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