A beautiful sailing thoroughbred for sale – for 99p!


Actually, it’s a Soling, and it is free to a good home – if you bag it today. Thi picture is a few years old, and the boat is lying at Edinburgh.

Read about Solings here.

18ft clinker built fishing boat for sale, Devon

Alex Mears of Seaton, Devon-based boat builders HJ Mears and Son has written to let us know that one of the company’s long-term customers is selling his 18ft clinker-built fishing boat.

Built by HJ Mears in 1980, she is built from wych elm on English oak ribs. Alex says she’s very full – as the photos show – and perhaps two planks higher than most 18ft boats, which he says provides plenty of freeboard and safety.

She has been stored in a barn during the off-season, and has a Bukh DV20 twin cylinder inboard engine, a bespoke twin axle trailer, and a cover and mast.

The owner is asking £8,750 and she is available to view at HJ Mears’ yard.

HJ Mears are currently finishing off a 16ft Beer lugger for a customer  – and we’re promised some photos soon…

Fifie in need of retoration for sale – for £1


A 49ft 1926-built fifie built by Miller, James N & Son Ltd, St Monans for use as a herring drifter, Bruce’s is registered in the National Historic Fleet.

She was formerly owned by the Bruce family of Arbroath, and has been converted to a live-aboard, though with as many original features kept as possible.

The current caretaker of the vessel would love to see her go to a good home, as she is now in need of restoration. She’s up for sale for just £1.

For more information, click here and here.