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.
Contact: Richard Gregson. 01803 833899. 07886 081657.
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Built in 1967 as a fishing vessel by MacLean Shipbuilding of Nova Scotia, she was the last wooden fishing vessel built in Canada and signified the end of a significant industry in this part of the country. She fished for 20 years on the Grand Banks for cod in the way so many men and their ships had done for centuries, a huge tradition and industry which had developed and thrived for many years but was now on its last legs due to declining fish stocks.
In 1987 she was laid up and bought a few years later bought by the present owners who spent several years rebuilding the hull and converting her to a gaff schooner. She first sailed in 1997 and has been used since then as a commercial ship carrying out film work and charter.
Her very experienced owners have had an ongoing and extensive maintenance regime which has seen the vessel upgraded year on year and we have a detailed list of the very thorough work which has been carried out in recent years.
Length on Deck 83’
Length overall 100’
Displacement 100 tonnes
Sail Area 2971sqft
Planked in oak all galvanised iron nail fastened to sawn oak frames. Inner planking, or ceiling, also fastened with iron nails. The underwater hull is sheathed in copper.
Straight laid solid spruce deck, caulked and payed and coated with non-slip epoxy deck paint.
High bulwarks al round with an oak capping rail giving good security and protection to the crew working on deck.
Deck house aft giving a comfortable deck saloon.
Coachroof just aft of the foremast with a skylight.
Gaff schooner rig on keel stepped steel masts. Varnished spruce booms, gaffs and bowsprit.
Galvanised wire standing rigging, parcelled and served in the traditional way, to dead eyes and lanyards. External steel chainplates.
Mainsail, foremain, topsails, staysail, jib and flying jib.
Catepillar 3206-B 215Hp 6 cylinder diesel
Fuel in two separate steel tanks, total of 1800 gallons.
Fresh water in a single 250 gallon stainless tank
Black water in a single 250 gallon stainless tank.
Ship is wired for 24 volts with 8 x 8 volt deep cycle batteries.
115 volt shore power system
Berths – Master Double with ensuite head. Two double cabins. One four berth forward. Configuration easily modified to set up for training with more aboard.
Saloon – very high ceiling, comfortable perimeter seating and pew style benches around long harvest style table. Overhead skylight adds lots of natural light and airflow. Vermont Stoveworks wood stove with appropriate copper flashing.
Galley – Four burner commercial Garland oven/stove. Conventional refrigerator/freezer.
Heads – One in pilothouse. One off main salon with shower. One in Master.
2 Southford Road