Rossiter Yachts Pintail

Seaworthy With Shallow Draft
  • Boat REF#  ·  264024
  • Length  ·  8.31m
  • Year  ·  1979
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Shallow Long with Bilge keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 24hp, Bukh DV24 2-Cyl (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Plymouth, Devon, UK (viewings by appointment only)
Boatshed Plymouth
Boatshed Plymouth
Billy Hallam

Extra Details

Designer Hugh Rossiter
Builder Rossiter Yachts
Lying Plymouth, Devon, UK (viewings by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 64.0 ltr (14.1 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 120.0 ltr (26.4 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 14/11/2018


Engine 1 x diesel 24hp
Engine make and model Bukh DV24 2-Cyl (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Bladed fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Summer 2020 Engine serviced, new CAV type pre fuel filter installed
Engine serviced annually by owner
2017 Engine replaced at Weir Quay Boatyard (£4k approx cost)


Length 8.31m
LWL 7.01m
Beam 2.70m
Draft Min 1.00m
Draft Max 1.00m
Displacement 6,480kg (14,288.4lbs)
Headroom 1.78m
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Sparlight Aluminium spars (1979) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail Gowen - roller boom (unknown year)
Headsail Gowen - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Genoa Furling (Light Airs) (unknown year)
Jib No 1 (Hank on) (unknown year)
Jib No 2 (Hank on) (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Short video of vessel sailing attached
Inner detachable forestay fitted
Tan sails
Wooden boom
2018 New genoa UV strip
2014 New back stays & lower shrouds
2008 New forestay & cap shrouds
2008 Furlex rebuild

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Shallow Long with Bilge keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Summer 2020 Hull scrub & antifoul
Summer 2020 Water tanks sterilised, new water filter
Transom hung rudder
Lead keel fully encapsulated
Spring 2019 Anti fouled with Tiger Extra
A copy of the last survey is available upon request


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

2014 New Heads
Viking paraffin heater (had little use)

2 burner paraffin Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system
Fresh water wash

2014 New Heads
Viking paraffin heater (had little use)

2 burner paraffin Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Cockpit cover
Tonneau cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
3 anchors
(CQR 35 lb, 25 lb CQR, Fortress XS7)
35.00m of chain
5.00m of rode
Zodiac Cadet C260 dinghy (unknown year)
2017 / 2018 Cockpit combing refurbished
2018 New guard wires
Dinghy in good condition, carry bag included
Heavy canvas winter boat cover

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Garmin GPS Map 557
NASA Clipper Log/Speed
Nasa Clipper Depth
VHF DSC Standard Horizon Explorer
ST 2000 Tiller Pilot
Nav equipment manuals

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)

Plastic boarding ladder

Broker's Comments

The Rossiter Pintail is not just a classy, pretty looking yacht, it is also very capable and comfortable.

The long centre ballast keel is lead filled and fully encapsulated offering great stability at sea. Combine this with twin bilge keels and this vessel is just as much at home in shallow creeks and estuaries as on the open water.

The cockpit has high combings offering safety and protection from the weather. The forward deck is uncluttered, easy to move around and is fitted with a manual Simpson Lawrence windlass.

The accommodation has a traditional, warm, cosy feel throughout with four berths in two cabins (plus the possibility of an added pipe/cot berth), a separate heads compartment and lots of storage including two large hanging lockers. This example appears clean, tidy and dry with good quality upholstery, wooden floors and 5’10” head room at the cooker.

A traditional looking, practical, seaworthy yacht with character.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Rossiter Yachts Pintail has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy & Jo Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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