Sailing yachts

Brixham Sailing Trawler DEODAR

(REF: 30276)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Robert Jackman & Sons Shipyard
  • Year: 1911
  • Location: Sweden
  • Length on deck: 78'10"
  • Beam: 19'
  • Draft: 9'

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Brixham Sailing Trawler DEODAR

Built in Brixham in 1911 by Robert Jackman & Sons Shipyard as a Brixham Sailing Trawler.

Commissioned by Henry and Edward James Hellings who were fishmongers in Milford Haven and assigned the fishing number BM313 and fished with a trawl net around the Bristol Channel and the West Country.

In 1937 she was sold to Sweden, renamed Rigmor and converted to a cargo vessel for carrying ice and other goods.  She continued to work commercially until 1959 when she became a private vessel.  She was purchased by a group of friends who started fitting her out for weekend sailing trips.  It was quickly discovered the hull was in very poor condition and in need of extensive refit work.  The ownership group dwindled until at last was left just one man who is still the owner of the vessel to this day.  In 1983, after many years of patching the boat up to keep her sailing, she was slipped and a major hull rebuild commenced.  This work involved replacing the majority of the planking and frames and a new iron girder along the outside of the keel to stiffen up the hull.  This work was carried out slowly over several years, all painstakingly completed by the owner with absolute dedication and determination.  In 1993 a complete new deck structure was fitted including beamshelf, deck beams and deck planking.

In 1996 she made her first trip back to Brixham, since returning twice more in 2005 and 2015.  She has participated in in numerous Tall Ships events around Europe, sailed to the Brest and Douarnenez festivals and has been sailed every summer since 1972.

The work has been ongoing with a replacement engine installed in 2001, along with further underwater planking replacement at the same time.  Work has been carried out at Beckholmen Historical Shipyard in Stockholm.

Deodar, part of the Cultural Heritage of Sweden, is one of the jewels of the Swedish traditional fleet and is a testament to her long term owner who rebuilt the vessel and has kept her up to a very high standard ever since.

Viewing through our Swedish representative.


Length on Deck                          78’10”

Length Overall

Length Waterline                       69’

Beam                                            19’

Draft                                             9’

Working Sail Area                     2863 ft²


  • Planked in oak of 2.5” – 3” thickness.
  • Sawn oak frames of 5” x 5”.  Fastened with 5/8” galvanised bolts.
  • Internal ballast consists of 22 tons of iron and concrete.
  • Solid straight laid pine decks, caulked and payed with pitch.
  • High bulwark all round on oak stanchions mounted through the covering board.
  • Deck structures made from varnished teak.
  • Steering with a large oak tiller.
  • Band of copper plate sheathing around the waterline.


  • Gaff ketch rig on solid Oregon pine masts.
  • Solid Orgeon pine booms, gaffs and bowsprit.
  • Galvanised wire standing rigging partially parcelled and served.
  • Tensioned with deadeyes and lanyards to external galvanised chain plates.
  • Traditional 3 strand running rigging with wooden blocks.
  • Belay pin rails fixed to the stanchions take the falls of the running rigging.
  • Main and mizzen sails bent on to the masts with wooden hoops.
  • Full suit of sails in tan Duradon or Clipper Canvas.


  • Volvo Penta TMD100 6cyl 230hp diesel.  1979 engine installed in this vessel in 2001.
  • S.C.G. gearbox to a centreline 2 blade variable pitch Hundested propeller.
  • Cruising speed of 7 knots at 10 litres/hour consumption.
  • 1500 litres of diesel in a stainless steel tank in the engine room.
  • 1000 litres of fresh water in a stainless steel tank.
  • 24 volt domestic systems from NiCa deep cycle batteries.
  • 2 x 60 amp engine alternators.
  • Shore power system with 2 x Victron 50 amp battery chargers.
  • 2 x manual bilge pumps and 1 x auto electric bilge pumps.
  • 1 x engine driven salvage pump.


  • 15 berths with 13 singles and a double.
  • Headroom of 6’2” – 6’4” (up to 1.92m)
  • Aft cabin with 2 single berths.
  • Walk through engine room with workshop on starboard side.
  • Central living area with galley, heads and large saloon.
  • Saloon has a large table to port with seating all round.  Settee and pilot berth to starboard.
  • Forward accommodation area with 8 single berths in nicely appointed joinery.
  • Forecabin with 2 single berths


  • Lyth steering compass
  • Walker trailing log
  • Lowrance Model Link-8 VHF
  • Garmin 18HD radar
  • Garmin GPSMap 721XS


  • Viking SOLAS 20 person liferaft – needs service
  • 2 x life buoys
  • 2 x manual bilge pumps
  • 1 x electric bilge pump
  • 1 x engine driven salvage pump
  • 20 x life jackets plus life lines
  • Jack stays
  • 2 x 125kg stock anchors
  • 60 fathoms of heavy chain
  • 25kg stock kedge anchor
  • Manual anchor windlass
  • Fenders
  • Mooring warps


  • Bunk and berth cushions
  • Solid fuel cabin heater
  • 4 burner gas cooker Glem Gas
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Blake Victory sea toilet


  • 3 x 12 volt batteries
  • 3 phase shore power system
  • 2 x 50 amp Victron battery chargers


  • Mainsail                          McIntosh Sails               1087ft²               2015     Excellent condition
  • Mizzen                            McIntosh Sails               452ft²                 2023     Excellent condition
  • Staysail                           McIntosh Sails               323ft²                 1996     Fair condition
  • No.1 jib                           McIntosh Sails               441ft²                 2003     Good condition
  • No.2 jib                           Joe Joergensen               387ft²                 1988     Fair condition
  • No.3 jib                           McIntosh Sails               290ft²                 2001     Good condition
  • Main topsail                  McIntosh Sails               409ft²                 2001     Fair condition
  • Mizzen topsail              Joe Joergensen               150ft²                 1997     Good condition
  • Main topsail #2            McIntosh Sails               344ft²                 2000     Good condition


  • Mainsail and mizzen sail covers
  • Covers for all deck structures
  • Wooden Clinker sailing dinghy/tender


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