Spritsail sailing barge Ena is up for auction via eBay at a starting price of £85,000 – to learn more and place your bid, click here. My thanks to John Lockwood for pointing this out.
I don’t know whether this is the first time we’ve had this kind of sailing barge for sale by this route, but I’m sure we all hope she finds a good home. If you’re interested, you’ve got about eight days – I must say it would be interesting to watch the usual race at the end of the bidding.
Ena’s described as having full rigging and good sails and a good Gardner engine – however the aftmost section needs some work to make her seaworthy.
As well as being an interesting sailing barge – she was originally a small boomie before being converted to a sprittie – and she’s also a registered Dunkirk little ship. She’s currently moored in Kent.