The Cornish lugger Peter Goss and his crew used to sail to Australia a couple of years back (read this and this), Spirit of Mystery, is up for sale on eBay.
She was built in Millbrook, Cornwall by Chris Rees, and is heavily built in larch on oak, and has an open plan interior.
The owner says she is great fun to sail and can be sailed easily by a crew of two, though he has thended to sail her as standing lug so that no dipping is needed.
Frankly, it’s nearly impossible to describe how desirable I find this boat… if only I had the money and time!
Flute, a lovely yawl inspired by George Holmes’s Eel is said to be in fine condition and is for sale following an accident sustained by the owner.
She’s LOA 21ft (27ft over spars), beam 7ft, draught 3.5 ft.
She was built in 1978 by Ian Cooper at Waterhead, Windermere, of local larch on oak with clear pine spars, and was extensively rebuilt by Jamie Clay during 2000/01.
She sleeps 2 in a newly varnished and painted cabin. Her rigging is as new and FLUTE is ready to move on its purpose built trailer in North Yorkshire.
See the Canoeyawl weblog for details.
Louise is for sale – she’s one of Salcombe-trained traditional boat builder Nick Smith’s traditional motor launches, and is fitted with an 11hp Vetus.
She’s four years old but has only been used for two seasons, and Nick says she’s immacculate and effectively as new. She’s lying in Devon and I think she would be a great boat for families, for picnicking, fishing, watching wildlife and so on.
If you’re interested, ring Nick on 07827 644223.