Berthon Gauntlet 14 Ton

Undergoing Refurbishment
25,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  272602
  • Length  ·  12.52m
  • Year  ·  1947
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 40hp, Mercedes OM636 (1975)
  • Lying  ·  Barcelona
Boatshed Barcelona
Boatshed Barcelona
Paul Griffiths

Extra Details

Designer H G May
Builder Berthon Boat Company Ltd
Lying Barcelona
Fuel capacity 140.0 ltr Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 300.0 ltr Total - 3 Tanks
Last survey 18/06/2008


Engine 1 x diesel 40hp
Engine make and model Mercedes OM636 (1975)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 7.0 ltr /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Engine spares

The engine year is estimated but the engine was rebuilt in the mid 1990's


Length 12.52m
LOD 12.52m
LWL 10.00m
Beam 2.88m
Draft Min 1.98m
Draft Max 1.98m
Airdraft 18.00m
Displacement 11,420kg
Headroom 1.90m
Storage On mooring


Sloop rigged Berthon Wood spars (1947) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2014)


Headsail - Furling ()
Other sails Hanked Genoa (2007)
Hanked Jib (2007)

Keel stepped mast
Twin Forestays
Mainsail needs replacing

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Toe rail is cracked in some areas


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

2 burner paraffin Stove


Manual water system

2 burner paraffin Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Maxwell windlass
2 anchors
(Bruce 22kg, Danforth 9kg)
50.00m of chain
40.00m of rode
40m 1/2" chain, 10m 3/8" chain but is heavily corroded.

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Autopilot needs a replacement steering arm
Radar does not function correctly and needs repairing

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

UPDATE OCTOBER 2022: The owner has decided to carry out a refurbishment of the boat during the winter of 2022/2023 this will include the removal of internal partitions creating an open single space inside the cabin area. The woodwork below will be prepared including the bilge. Review tanks. Renew all deck caulking and sand the deck. Paint the exterior coachroof, sand and varnish all brightwork. Sand and varnish the mast and boom. Lift the boat and clean the hull then apply a new antifoul. More details on request.
The Gauntlets are boats with respected history. The class was originally designed in 1934, when the first of these famous yachts were built in the Berthon boatyard in Lymington, on the English south coast. In all, 39 Gauntlets were built by the yard between 1934 and 1951. The design was for a fast, seaworthy, comfortable boat, easily handled by a small crew. The current owner has the boat rigged for single-handed sailing. A Beautiful classic wooden yacht needing some repairs and improvements. Owned by her current owner since 2008 when he sailed her from Scotland, round the UK and on to Barcelona.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Berthon Gauntlet 14 Ton has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul Griffiths of Boatshed Barcelona. Click here for contact details.
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