Ketch Annelis is being readied to circumnavigate

Annelis in her prime and during repairs

Annelis is a 40ft ferrocement ketch, designed on the lines of a Falmouth pilot cutter, and is currently being repaired and refitted by two young men, 25 year old shipwright Sam Doman  and Josh Masters, 20.

Their plan is to cross the Atlantic to the Carribean, then Patagonia, and then a West-about circumnavigation.

They have been working on her for the past two years, and are approximately 12 months from being in the water.

Annelis was built in Cornwall in the 1980s, and has been sailed around Europe and the Mediterranean, until she sustained hull damage, and for the last seven years has been stuck in a boatyard in Suffolk.

Sam and Josh have done some major work to her hull and have entirely re-ballasted her. She was an empty shell after the repairs were completed, and so they are reconditioning the engine and all systems, and are effectively fitting out from scratch.

Why are welcoming guest crew for legs of the journey on a shared-expenses basis, so if you are interested in joining them, get in touch!

See the lads’ website and Facebook page at and

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