The well known Falmouth quay punt cruising yacht named Teal has been sold a couple of times in recent years, and after a brief period in Kent is now in the hands of Adrian Nowotynski and his pal Ken. She’s currently at a yard at Oldcourt in West Cork, Ireland – in fact she’s at Hegarty’s, where the AK Ilen is currently being restored.
Teal was built in 1914 by the Cornwall shipwright W E Thomas for the writer and artist Percy Woodcock, and came to national prominence through a series of magazine articles. The sailing yacht appeared on the cover of Classic Boat magazine following a trip to the Baltic, and also featured here at intheboatshed.net back in 2007.
Adrian’s a carpenter by trade, which is going to be very useful, as there’s a lot to do – as the weblog Teal’s life in Ireland: the restoration of a 1914 gaff yawl named Teal makes very clear.
The photos above tell some of the story of how much repair work is going to be needed; the rather dreamier shots below come from a few years ago.
Thanks for letting me use your photos Adrian! I’m very much looking forward to hearing that she’s once again in good shape, and looking good.