Dublin Bay 21

Dublin bay 21 foot jack yard topsail gaff cutterHere’s a very nice boat from the board of Alfred Mylne. Designed as a one design class in 1903 for racing on the often windy and rough Dublin Bay, these boats were actively raced until the mid 1980s. Unfortunately since then, the entire fleet has been laid up in a field in Wicklow. All is not lost as a newly built version of one of these boats would make beautiful and practical racer or dayboat today.

LOA 32 ft 6 in
LWL 21 ft
Beam 7 ft 6 in
Draft 4 ft 7 in
Sail Area 630 sq ft

With their high peaked gaff, jack yarded topsail and double headsail the rig has plenty of variations to suit the conditions. As you can see she has plenty of sail area for her size, which would give excellent light weather ability as they were designed without engines. What no engines? Yes, it’s a real sailing boat but if you really absolutely have to have one a diesel electric system could be designed and installed. You might be better served getting an easily approached mooring or marina berth however.


The Dublin Bay 21 has simple accommodations below and her spacious cockpit is perfect for entertaining friends or family. They also sport a short bowsprit which are great at deterring the opposition from crossing too close in front.


If you would like to have your own piece of yachting history built why not contact Tiernan Roe, about having your own boat built, by phoning +353 (0)28 38973 or e-mailing roeboats@ymail.com

Roeboats, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, t:+353 (0)28 38973 m: +353 (0)86 158 69 37 e:roeboats@ymail.com

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