|LOA (deck)||7.075 m||23.21 ft|
|LWL||5.935 m||19.47 ft|
|Beam||2.365 m||7.76 ft|
|Draught||1.065 m||3.49 ft|
|Headroom||1.700 m||5.58 ft|
|Displacement||3.500 t||3.44 tons (7716 lbs)|
|Ballast||1.200 t||1.18 tons (2645 lbs)|
|Mainsail||19.578 sq m||210.74 sq ft|
|Staysail||5.560 sq m||59.85 sq ft|
|Jib||6.244 sq m||67.00 sq ft|
|Main Topsail||4.517 sq m||48.62 sq ft|
|Jib Topsail||3.904 sq m||42.02 sq ft|
|Engine||6.710 kw||9.00 bhp|
|EU Category B - Offshore|
The Deben 5-Tonner is designed in the same spirit as the original Deben 4-Tonner and 6-Tonner to provide robust “little-ship” performance, with traditional carvel construction on steam-bent timbers (frames).
The accommodation comprises a traditional vee-berth fo’c’sle, with good lockers. An infill piece can be added to make a double for harbour and estuary use. The saloon has two comfortable settee berths, one of which extends aft as a quarterberth – perfect for off-watch sleeping on passage. There is a nice self-contained WC compartment opposite the galley. An oilskin locker is located behind the companionway steps. There is plenty of locker space.
She has a full-length cast iron ballast keel bolted to the backbone structure. Her rig is a modern style gaff topsail cutter, but she could be plain gaff rigged (no topsail) as well. The full size cockpit is watertight and self-draining, well protected and comfortable.
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