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Built in 1909 by Bowden’s of Porthleven as a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter, one of the smaller boats in the fleet but no less seaworthy than her bigger sisters. She was launched from the same yard in the same year as Olga, another well-known Pilot Cutter.

This beautiful wooden yacht has a well-documented history with many long-distance adventures, in the present long ownership she has sailed numerous times to northern Norway, Svalbard and Greenland and has proven herself with many voyages through incredibly rough weather.

She had a thorough survey in 2017 after sustaining damage to her mast. The result of this was a new mast fitted in 2018 plus a lot of work to the hull and decks to get her into top shape. She is now ready to sail off on another long-distance adventure if required and her very experienced owner has absolute confidence in the boat, her condition and her capability at sea.

Built of Larch planking, fastened with galvanised dumps to heavy grown and sawn oak frames. Grown oak floors across the centre line. External Iron ballast keel fastened with galvanised steel and wrought iron bolts, a selection last drawn in 2014. Some internal lead ballast, total ballast weight approximately 5 tons. Straight laid solid Douglas Fir deck caulked and payed in the traditional manner. Much of the deck has been professionally renewed in 2018. Bulwark all round on stanchions mounted through the coverboard. Small coach roof with varnished mahogany coamings and bronze portholes. The large cockpit is deep and safe with thwarts either side giving access to deep lockers.

LOD: 11.58m
LOA: 15.85m
Beam: 3.5m
Draft: 1.85m
Built: 1909
Builder: Bowdens of Porthleven
Lying: UK
Price: £165,000.00 GBP


  • Gaff cutter rig on a keel stepped varnished spruce pole mast. Mast new in2018.
  • Varnished wooden bowsprit
  • Gaff yard
  • Wooden Boom with Appledore roller mechanism.
  • Galvanised wire standing rigging new in 2014
  • Forestay new in 2016.
  • All halyards and sheets on tackles
  • Mainsail (2014)
  • Staysail (2014)
  • 2 x jibs (2014)
  • Topsail and large staysail from 2000.



  • 6/7 berths
  • Galley to starboard
  • Chart desk to port.
  • Large quarter berth to port.
  • Cosy saloon with panelled joinery.
  • Settee berth either side and a central saloon table.
  • Forward cabin with a large double to starboard and stowage beneath.
  • Single berth to port with a pipe cot above.
  • Heads in the fore peak with a manual sea toilet
  • Forepeak stowage



  • Beta Marine 43hp 4cyl diesel installed new in 2003.
  • Hydraulic gearbox with single lever controls
  • 4 blade bronze propeller
  • 1 engine start battery
  • 2 x 100ah domestic batteries
  • 180 litre fuel tank plus a 30 litre day tank.
  • 20 gallons of fresh water.
  • 1 manual bilge pump
  • 2 electric bilge pumps.


  • 2 burner gas stove 2019
  • Double stainless sink
  • Large work surface.
  • Diesel fired cabin heater
  • Engine Hot air heating




  • Mast was new in 2018.
  • Overhaul on the engine in 2018
  • Majority of the deck replaced in 2018
  • Hull overhaul 2018


Inventory and description to be confirmed, subject to contract.

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