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Jennie of Paglesham needs a new owner

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Things have not gone as Classic Boat 2013 personality of the year Giacomo de Stefano has hoped – and he’s looking for either a new owner for Jennie of Paglesham or a suitable collaborator. Drop me a line at and I’ll forward your message to Giacomo. (The photo above is not recent.)

A key point for him is that she should not be simply a leisure yacht, but that she should remain in Faversham, where she’s currently lying, and be used in efforts to encourage young people to sail.

I don’t know how practical that might be, but it seems obvious to me that the more people, including young people, use the Creek and the Swale and beyond,  the more they will be  appreciated and the stronger their protection.

Jennie is an interesting small cutter, and there is some intriguing mystery attached to her. Could she include timbers from the Beagle? Read about her here and here – and clock what Maurice Griffiths has to say about her here: The Other Man’s Boat.

A beautiful sailing thoroughbred for sale – for 99p!


Actually, it’s a Soling, and it is free to a good home – if you bag it today. Thi picture is a few years old, and the boat is lying at Edinburgh.

Read about Solings here.

18ft clinker built fishing boat for sale, Devon

Alex Mears of Seaton, Devon-based boat builders HJ Mears and Son has written to let us know that one of the company’s long-term customers is selling his 18ft clinker-built fishing boat.

Built by HJ Mears in 1980, she is built from wych elm on English oak ribs. Alex says she’s very full – as the photos show – and perhaps two planks higher than most 18ft boats, which he says provides plenty of freeboard and safety.

She has been stored in a barn during the off-season, and has a Bukh DV20 twin cylinder inboard engine, a bespoke twin axle trailer, and a cover and mast.

The owner is asking £8,750 and she is available to view at HJ Mears’ yard.

HJ Mears are currently finishing off a 16ft Beer lugger for a customer  – and we’re promised some photos soon…