Grapeview Point Boat Works

81 E Grapeview Point Rd + Allyn, WA 98524 + 360-277-9015 + boat_works@yahoo.com

Grapeview Point Boat Works' 19’6” Caledonia Yawl

Specifications

Length 19 ft. 6 in.
Beam 6 ft. 4-1/2 in.
Draft25-1/2 in.
Approx. Weight 575 lbs.
Sail Area
- Lug Yawl 164 sq ft.
- Gunter Sloop 160 sq ft.
Capacity 1-6 adults, or a cub scout troop and leader - dog optional
Brian sailing his CY near Oxnard, CA
Brian sailing his CY near Oxnard, CA

See the Caledonia Yawl in action!

Play the short (about 90 seconds) video and see a Caledonia Yawl tack and jibe.

Play the CY video. (Windows Media Player) (5MB)

Read accounts of the building of a Caledonia Yawl:

Balanced lug yawl

Gunter sloop

The Caledonia Yawl can comfortably hold 6 adults
The Caledonia Yawl can comfortably hold 6 adults

This open beach cruiser was designed by Iain Oughtred to be easily rigged and sailed single-handed, yet also be suitable for bringing the whole family, too.

The Caledonia Yawl on a downwind run
The Caledonia Yawl on a downwind run

The double-ended hull is based on the traditional lines of Norwegian open boats. She is seaworthy and comfortable, with a spacious interior. She is capable of carrying large loads yet light enough to be easily handled in the water or on a trailer. Her shallow draft allows her to navigate shallow waters under sail or by paddle or oar.

The Caledonia Yawl reefs in minutes
The Caledonia Yawl reefs in minutes

The generous sail area of the balanced lug rig means she will perform exceptionally in light winds, still sailing in gentle breezes that have forced lesser boats to resort to oars or the outboard. With her reserve buoyancy, full ends and strong sheer, she will take a bit of heavy weather in relative comfort and safety. When the wind builds, three reefs are available in the foresail and two more in the mizzen to improve performance and comfort.

The Caledonia Yawl can easily be sailed single-handed
The Caledonia Yawl can easily be sailed single-handed

The balanced lug rig is easy to set up and handle for the single-handed sailor. It is easily reefed, and in a sudden squall can be dropped altogether quickly and easily. The mizzen helps balance the boat and assists in sailing to windward and tacking. It is also useful for keeping the boat head to wind while stowing gear and raising or reefing the foresail.

The Caledonia Yawl, looking forward
The Caledonia Yawl, looking forward

With a beaching rudder, and easily raised centerboard, the boat can be sailed in shallow waters, right onto the beach. This is one of the many features making this boat ideal for day sailing, exploring and picnicking. The floorboards are easily removed without tools to allow for easier cleaning of the interior.

The Caledonia Yawl rudder hardware
The Caledonia Yawl rudder hardware
The Caledonia Yawl mast partner
The Caledonia Yawl mast partner
The Caledonia Yawl centerboard trunk
The Caledonia Yawl centerboard trunk
The Caledonia Yawl blocks and cleat
The Caledonia Yawl blocks and cleat
The Caledonia Yawl mast rigging
The Caledonia Yawl mast rigging



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