Category Archives: wooden boat

Ytene Rose for sale on eBay

Yten Rose

Ytene Rose is described as a 48ft gaff rigged yacht, built by Harris of Rowhedge in 1904. Extensive restoration is required… See the eBay for sale notice for Yten Rose, andher entry on the Historic Ship Register. I hope she’ll be just the thing for someone, for her sake…

My thanks to Nic Compton for spotting this and posting it on his Facebook page.

Building Emma and a video diary of building the Fairlie 55

Two contrasting videos: in my mind, the first should be titled ‘Building the beautiful Emma’!

My thanks to reader Keith Johnston for letting me know about these two.

Barnabas around Britain

Barnabas around Britain

They’re having fun, aren’t they? But – unless I’m having trouble finding them – please can those of us having a¬†rather more humdrum summer of work have more posts and more pictures!

I should explain that Barnabas is the last surviving vessel from St Ives from the thousand or so lug-rigged seine and drift net fishing boats registered at Cornish ports at the turn of the 19th century.

She was built in St Ives for Barnabas Thomas, and was first registered on 28th October 1881 as a class 2 pilchard boat, but was later re-registered as a class 1 mackerel driver.