Beaumont whaler Swan back on the water

The 1933 Malta-built Beaumont whaler Swan is back on the water for the first time for many years following restoration by a bunch of self-styled Bristol ‘shed men’. The sails in the picture are original cotton sails, by the way. Read more about the Swan and the shed men here. To celebrate, the shedders are … Continue reading “Beaumont whaler Swan back on the water”

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Whaler query from Ward van Hellemondt

Dutch shipwright Edward van Hellemondt has been asked by his local sea rowing club at Naarden to build a new Montagu whaler, as a group of club members are great fans of the design – apparently there are only two Montagu whalers in Holland and they are both in constant use. So he’s looking for … Continue reading “Whaler query from Ward van Hellemondt”

Montagu whaler Swan and whaler no. 124/1964

Montagu whaler 124/1964 Bristol charity Rocking the Boat Bristol member Steve Evans is rebuilding a 1964 Montagu whaler named Swan, but are short of oars, mast and sailing kit. If anyone has these they can offer, Rocking the Boat would be most grateful for your help. Email me at gmatkin@gmail.com and I’ll pass the message along. … Continue reading “Montagu whaler Swan and whaler no. 124/1964”