The large London Stores of the 1920's and 30's sold a great many of the Pond yachts of that era.
This yacht was sold by Gamages of High Holborn probably in the early 1930's.
The hull was carved from solid, hollowed with a separate hardwood deck. The keel is wood with lead ballast. The rudder is of the swinging door design with a lead insert.
The deck is original with plank lines cut into it. There is a fixed hatch aft of the mast.
Although she may have originally been painted green it appears that at some point she has been repainted. Her name "Phoenix" is still showing on the port bow.
The deck has a toe rail which has been repaired on the starboard side around the shroud fixing.
The sails are original and in really good order for their age. They are made of the lovely striped material which was used a lot in that period. There are some water stains from sailing and there are also a few pinholes in the mainsail.
The mast, booms, and gaff and many of the fittings are original but some of the rigging has been renewed. As the yacht has been sailed it is likely that the bowsprit has been replaced.
This is a very pretty "gaffer" from the hayday of Pond Yachts
The stand is not as old as the yacht but is included in the sale if required
1930's Gamages Gaff Rigged Pond Yacht "Phoenix"-Under Offer
Length: 47cm (18.5") plus bowsprit 57cms overall Beam: 14cm (5.5") Overall height: 64cm (25")