Built in Belgium in 1945 and finished off as a yacht in 1952. Used as a private yacht and for charter on both sides of the Atlantic she has proved to be a very fast and comfortable ship and can be managed by two people if necessary. Previous overall winner of the Tall Ships Race. Currently carries an MCA Category 2 code certificate for commercial sailing. 16 berths in 6 sleeping cabins. Major refits in 1992 and 2008. Very tidy up together ship ready to go sailing.
Built as a fishing boat in Nova Scotia for the tough waters of the north Atlantic, she worked on the Grand Banks for 20 years before being retired. She was then rebuilt and converted to a yacht with an impressive gaff schooner rig and has been sailing commercially since 1997. Well equipped and smart, she is fully licensed under Canadian flag. An impressive big boat in long very professional ownership has meant she has been very well maintained. Call for further details. NEW INTERIOR PHOTOS NOVEMBER '15. PRICE STERLING approx £240,000.
Built in Denmark as a sailing fishing vessel which means she has the sharp underwater lines of a sailing ship, not a motor vessel as many of these yachts were originally built as. Major refit including structural work to the hull, new rig, systems and machinery and a complete new interior. Large wheelhouse gives comfort and safety, 12 berths including 2 doubles in a very smart interior. Yanmar 190hp diesel plus a 6kva genset. Surely one of the best examples of a converted Danish fishing vessel, this is a stunning yacht in superb condition. PRICE IN POUNDS APPROX. £169,000.
44' Luke Powell gaff cutter built by Working Sail and launched in 2009. Planked in Oak and Larch on oak frames, all bronze screw fastened. Beta 75hp diesel, 10 berths including 2 doubles. All the reassurance of a new boat with the benefits of one which has had a proper shake down. Operating as a successful charter yacht since her launch, the business aspect is available by separate negotiation. Full documentation of her build and working life so far and a current MCA Category 2 coding certificate. She would make a perfect turnkey charter operation for a new owner or be sailed as a private family yacht.
Built in India in 2009 to lines inspired by the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters. Massive construction of the hull, built entirely of Indian teak planking and frames all copper fastened with massive copper rivets. Solid teak straight laid deck screw fastened to teak deck beams. Very comfortable interior with 7 berths outside the saloon including two doubles, two separate heads compartments. Beta 90hp diesel installed new 2009. This is a totally unique boat, unrivaled in the quality of her construction and materials and sets the benchmark by which all new builds should aspire to.
Designed by K. Aage Nielsen of the S&S office, built in Cuba for a wealthy yard owner in 1942. The owner had big aspirations for his yacht racing career and had a number of successes including beating 'Stormy Weather' in the 1948 Miami Nassau race. Honduras mahogany hull all bronze fastened. 7 berths with much original paneled joinery. A superb elegant yacht with a well documented history, perhaps capable of taking on the big boys in the classic yacht regattas but equally at home cruising with the family. Inspected, photographed and videoed by Wooden Ships in November 2016
Inspired by the lines of a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter and built by the owner, a trained shipwright, over a number of years and launched in 2012. Built from choice materials with all copper and bronze fastenings, her build quality is exceptionally good. She has been undergoing sea trials this summer and has proved herself to be a very manageable and sea kindly yacht. Cleverly designed dog house gives shelter on deck and a safe entrance to below decks. Large comfortable interior with 10 berths total. A fantastic yacht in a traditional vein with modifications to suit the modern sailor. NEW VIDEOS
Inspired by Claud Worth's Tern III and built in 2005, she is truly superb in every way. It is very rare that we are able to report a yacht as being truly right, from her build quality, design and finish to the way she handles. Her lines steal the show wherever she goes with a stunning sheer sweeping up to the trademark Claud Worth counter and rich varnished Burma teak deck structures. Cruised and raced by a husband and wife crew since her launch she is a very easily managed yacht and has performed extremely well in the various classic regattas, turning heads wherever she goes. NEW VIDEO
A fine example of the Westernman gaff cutters designed by Nigel Irens, this boat was launched in 2000. Sold by Wooden Ships to the last 2 owners, she has taken part in a number of classic regattas with several trophies to her name, plus she has done 3 Atlantic Crossings. Strip plank Douglas Fir hull for a very strong and lightweight construction. 6 berths including 2 doubles. Perkins Sabre 65hp diesel. A very fast and powerful yacht yet easy to handle, lots of space above and below decks with striking lines and a large inventory of equipment
Sponsored as part of a government scheme, this boat was built as a replica of a 1910 Breton sailing fishing
boat from Longuivy. Pitch pine on oak and laid pine deck. Perkins 82hp diesel, 2008. 8 berths in 2 cabins. French certificate to carry 18 day passengers + 2 crew. Powerful gaff cutter rig which makes her very fast.