Caledonia Yawl


Caledonia Yawl Information

Designer - Iain Oughtred

Construction - Glued Lapstrake (clinker) with centerboard and pivoting rudder
L.O.A - 19’9” 
Beam - 6’4”
Rig Options - Lug Yawl (Balanced lug main and bermudan mizzen), Lug Sloop, Gunter Yawl andGunter Sloop

Engine - 2hp Honda 4 stroke. This engine has enough power to push the boat just over 5kts in flat water at 2/3 throttle. The motor is also lightweight (just over 12kg) and is air cooled removing the need to flush the engine cooling system after use.


The Caledonia Yawl, designed by Iain Oughtred, is a large, versatile, and eye-catching double ender with a breathtaking sheer. Based on an inshore fishing boat from the Shetland Islands, this 19'9" double-ended, lapstrake hull pays homage to her notable Viking ancestry (featured inWoodenBoat 183-185). This modern version is built with epoxy-glued marine plywood, and is quick, maneuverable, easy to trailer, and requires low maintenance. Her simple traditional rig belies a wonderful, seaworthy craft whose performance routinely dazzles observers. It is an extremely easy boat to sail and is easily sailed one up. The custom trailer is designed for easy single handed launch and retrieve. The boat is ideally suited to day sailing and beach/camp cruising for up to 6 adults.

Please note, the Caledonia Yawl is not available in kit form.

This particular vessel is the new 7 strake decked version of the Caledonia yawl with the addition of side bench lockers for storage and extra buoyancy.

We have probably built more Caledonia Yawls than any other business in Australia so for further information or if you would like to have one of these beautiful boats built please contact us. 


Interior of Caledonia Yawl showing side benches and foredeck anchor well hatch
Foredeck detail showing removable anchor well
Interior of Caledonia Yawl   Foredeck detail showing removable anchor well
 another of our CY's - Eowyn launched in 2011  CY Eowyn - interior
 another of our CY's - Eowyn launched in 2011  CY Eowyn - interior
 Caledonia Yawl  capsize testing the Caledonia Yawl
 Caledonia Yawl "Eowyn" on launch day  capsize testing the Caledonia Yawl
 Caledonia yawl
 BayRaider 20 and Caledonia Yawl sailing together
 Caledonia yawl "Eowyn" sailing beautifully  BayRaider 20 and Caledonia Yawl sailing together
 foredeck detail on the caledonia yawl  
Happy new owner at the helm
 foredeck detail on the caledonia yawl  Happy new owner at the helm


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