Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Falmouth Gypsy



Rodney Warington Smyth designed the original wooden Falmouth Gypsy Mk 1. The Mk 2 had a GRP hull and the rest of the boat was GRP sheathed plywood. The Mk 3 was entirely moulded in fibreglass. Penryn Boatbuilding Complany built most of the Mk 2 boats. Gweek Boatyard completed six Mk 2s before Trecarne Boats acquired the moulds from them. Trecarne Boats of Redruth redesigned the decks and coachroof to increase the volume of the interior. Their version became the Mk 3.


The quality of second-hand Mk 2 Falmouth Gypsy yachts can vary considerably, because some of them were supplied in basic kit form, or just with their hull and deck bonded. The quality of the internal finish very much depended on the skill of those who fitted out the hulls and the materials they used. A really good quality Falmouth Gypsy may be obtained for about £4,000 to £4,500.



Specification


http://www.falmouthgypsy.eclipse.co.uk/history.html




Links



Falmouth Gypsy Class Association

http://www.falmouthgypsy.eclipse.co.uk/


History of the Falmouth Gypsy

http://www.falmouthgypsy.eclipse.co.uk/history.html


Falmouth Gypsy Mk 2 for Sale £1,250

http://suffolk.boatshed.com/falmouth_gypsy_mk2-boat-125671.html


Falmouth Gypsy Mk 2 for Sale £2,250

http://suffolk.boatshed.com/falmouth_gypsy_mk2-boat-132657.html


Falmouth Gypsy Mk 2 for Sale £4,950

http://suffolk.boatshed.com/falmouth_gypsy_mk2-boat-130716.html


Falmouth Gypsy Mk 2 for Sale £4,600 – Nice boat – good photos

http://www.quayboats.co.uk/sail39.htm


Falmouth Gypsy (Gipsy) for sale

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUsVz5O4DgU


Gweek Quay Boatyard

http://gweekquay.co.uk/

3 comments:

Hurley Silhouette adam said...

hi bill
i fond this on facebook of the Falmouth Gypsy boat and we hope u can jone us on ther

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2160492005731.2111617.1049482881&type=3#!/groups/218756291525103/227553920645340/?notif_t=group_activity

William Serjeant said...

Adam,

Thank you for the invitation to join you on Facebook, but I am not a member. I can see the advantages of joining Facebook, but I can also see the disadvantages.

Wishing you all the best,
Bill.

Captain Landry said...

I sailed my Falmouth Gypsy from Ft Smith, Arkansas, USA to Nichols Town Bahamas, I've requested to join the facebook page. You can read about my adventure at http://sailingmatilda.blogspot.com

I'm moving my Falmouth to a enclosed garage and about to do a major restoration (again)