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Blog Archives: February 2013

Tenerife to Lisbon on the 1904 gaff ketch Bessie Ellen

February 19th 2013

Bessie Ellen is a Westcountry trading ketch, built in Plymouth in 1904 and is very typical of the type of boats that were being built in great numbers around the coast throughout the 19th an d early 20th century.  After a lifetime of carrying cargo she now operates as a charter vessel with her...

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This Week's Special

February 19th 2013

One of the more pleasant aspects of our work is when we discover a boat which really works, a boat which looks different from the usual, a boat with real character. Tara is one such – see Sailing Yachts on our web site -  and her history opens a window on yachting across the Atlantic. The following account...

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Perfect or project?

February 19th 2013

In these financially restricted times we are noting an interest in projects. The problem is that projects vary hugely in type, size and quality and one man’s viable project is another man’s firewood. The moral must be, know your skills, admit your limitations and make sure everyone is on side because this might...

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