Gartside 19′ Cutter

Completed Project

The lines of this small cutter are based on a English south coast fishing vessel of the 1850s.
Price: $25,000


Paul Gartside has designed several of these Falmouth inspired sail boats. This latest one is the smallest of the series and yet has the look of a much bigger boat. The traditional construction features a white oak backbone with white cedar planking on bent oak frames. The large open cockpit makes a great place for some serious day-sailing or open-boat cruising. The deck is plywood with an epoxy/glass overlay. The spars are solid Sitka spruce with custom stainless steel hardware and rigging.


This boat was built by two different classes. The first year class of 2010 lofted, framed and planked it. And the first year class of 2011 competed it with the exception of engine installation and rigging. Students of these two classes learned the following skills while building this boat:

  • Advanced Lofting Techniques
  • Carvel Planking
  • Joinery
  • Engine Installation
  • Spar Making
  • Rigging
  • Sail Making


  • LOA: 19′ – 0″
  • LWL: 19′ – 2 ½”
  • Beam: 8′ – 3″
  • Draft: 3′ – 6″
  • Displacement: 5200 lbs
  • Power: Yanmar 1GM
  • Capacity: 4 – 6
  • Sail Area: 290 sq. ft
  • Sailing Rig: Gaff Cutter
  • Ballast: 2200 lbs




  • Backbone: White Oak
  • Frames: Steam bent White Oak
  • Floors: White Oak
  • Transom: Port Orford Cedar
  • Planking: Northern White Cedar
  • Breasthook and Quarter Knees:
  • Coamings, Rails, Fife Rail, Bowsprit Knees, Stern Sheets: Sapele
  • Bulwarks: Laminated Port Orford Cedar
  • Bilge Stringer, Deck Frame: CVG Douglas Fir
  • Deck: ¾” Marine Plywood in two layers epoxy glued with glass sheathing over
  • Sole: Painted Pine
  • Rudder: CVG Fir with Sapele cheeks
  • Fastenings: Stainless Steel and Galvanized
  • Spars: Solid Sitka Spruce Mast Boom and Gaff
  • Hardware: Custom Stainless Steel fittings on mast, traveler, bow fittings, rudder
  • Rigging: Stainless Steel standing rig
  • Auxiliary Engine: Rebuilt Yanmar 1GM with warranty
  • Finish:
    • Hull: Marshalls Cove Marine Enamel- Dark Green
    • Bottom: Copper anti-fouling-Red
    • Deck: Marshalls Cove Marine Enamel- Flat Off Gray
    • Interior: Oiled Hull, Varnished Seats, Deck Frame and underside of decking
    • Spars: Clear Coat Epoxy with varnish over
  • Sails: Cream Dacron