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Enquire about Falmouth Pilot Cutter Pellew

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Traditional charter vessel for sale

Built by Luke Powell and his Working Sail Yard to the lines of the original Falmouth Pilot Cutter 'Vincent'. Launched in 2020, she is now on her second successful charter season. Built solely with charter and sail training in mind, she was constructed to Category 0 standards enabling her to sail worldwide with guests/trainees plus the crew. Oak on oak hull, all bronze fastened and designed to last. 8 comfortable guest berths plus a crew cabin aft. 3 watertight bulkheads. 2 electric-powered bronze capstans on deck aid handling the rig and mooring lines. A hugely impressive and elegant sailing boat, proven to be fast, easily handled and an excellent charter platform. Pellew is an 'as new' sailing yacht for sale for half the new build cost.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Working Sail Ltd
  • Year: 2020
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Length on deck: 68'
  • Beam: 18'
  • Draft: 9'8"
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Enquire about Westcountry Trading Ketch Bessie Ellen

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Traditional charter vessel for sale

Bessie Ellen could be considered the flagship of UK traditional sailing boats. Built in Plymouth in 1904, she has been operating as a commercial charter vessel in the present ownership for over 20 years. Licenced to a very high standard under MCA with the following tickets:
MCA Category 0 for 12 passengers plus 6 crew.
Class VI passenger licence for 60-day passengers.
Cargo licence for 50 tons of cargo.

Fully equipped and operational 118ft sailing boat with a thriving charter business, this is a totally unique opportunity to acquire a top-class traditional charter vessel. We're excited to list her in our exclusive sailing yachts for sale.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: W.S. Kelly, Plymouth
  • Year: 1904
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Length on deck: 84'
  • Beam: 20'4"
  • Draft: 7'10"
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Enquire about Tall Ship Phoenix

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Tall ship under full sail

Built in Denmark as a Baltic Trader, she was first converted to her current configuration in 1988. Used mainly for film work and maritime festival appearances, Pheonix has become a well-known classic sailing ship in many parts of the world. Two-masted brig, a major overhaul of the rig in 2019 including new lower fore and main masts. Volvo Penta 235hp diesel, major rebuild in 2019. Well-documented refit history going back many years. Licensed under MCA Category 2, out of water survey in January 2021. An unusual, impressive and capable sea-going sailing ship, capable of many different roles but particularly well suited to period film work with which she has been particularly busy throughout 2022.Phoenix is the most famous of our yachts for sale.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Hjorne and Jakobsen of Frederikshavn, Denmark
  • Year: 1929
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Length on deck: 78'
  • Beam: 22'7"
  • Draft: 8'6"
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Enquire about 56′ Ed Burnett Pilot Cutter

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Wooden commercial Pilot Cutter for sale

Constructed in 2008 to an Ed Burnett design, specifically for sail training with The Island Trust in Plymouth who specialise in taking disadvantaged young people to sea. Sadly the Trust has reached a point where 2 of their 3 vessels need to be sold so they can consolidate costs. Pegasus has proved very successful since her launch with many thousands of sea miles covered. She has commercial licence under the MCA of Category 2 for 10 guests + 2 crew (60 miles from safe haven) The vessel is fully equipped to this standard and will come with all the gear and equipment for commercial sailing activities. 12 berths in 4 cabins with 6'6" headroom in the saloon. Capable of being sailed by 2 people but comfortable space on a passage for 12. Ideally suited for charter sailing but would make a first class private adventure cruising yacht.

  • Designer: Ed Burnett
  • Builder: Bristol Classic Boat Company
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 56'1"
  • Beam: 14'9"
  • Draft: 8'6"
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Enquire about Luke Powell Pilot Cutter

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One of our premium sailing yachts for sale. The 44-foot Luke Powell gaff cutter sailing yacht built by Working Sail and launched in 2009. Planked in Oak and Larch on oak frames, all bronze screw-fastened. Beta 75hp diesel, 10 berths including 2 doubles. All the reassurance of a recent sailing boat with the benefits of one which has been sailed properly. Operating as a successful charter yacht since her launch, the business aspect is available for purchase. Full documentation of her build and working life so far and a current MCA Category 2 coding certificate. She would make a perfect turnkey charter operation for a new owner or be sailed as a private family sailing yacht.

  • Designer: Powell, Luke
  • Builder: Luke Powell
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 44'
  • Beam: 13'6"
  • Draft: 7'
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Enquire about Luke Powell Gaff Cutter

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Number 8 of the sailing yachts built by Luke Powell, based on the Isles of Scilly Pilot Cutters and launched in 2012. Built for the current owners, this 64ft boat has been cruised as a private sailing yacht covering over 25,000Nm, much of it with a husband and wife crew. Planked in larch and oak fastened with bronze screws to sawn oak frames. Gaff cutter rig, Beta 35hp diesel. 5 berths including a double. Maintained to a very high standard and presented in immaculate condition, Freja is a lovely example of Luke Powells cutters, fully equipped and well prepared for new adventures. British flagged classic sailing boat, currently sailing west towards the UK and she will be based in the UK and France for this summer.

  • Designer: Luke Powell
  • Builder: Working Sail Ltd
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: Sweden
  • Length on deck: 42'
  • Beam: 12'2"
  • Draft: 7'
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Enquire about Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Breeze

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Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Breeze

Built by Coopers of Pill in 1887, she is the only remaining Pilot Cutter from this yard's sailing yachts. Totally rebuilt by RB Boatbuilding of Bristol, launched in 2016. The rebuild was very thorough with only a few small parts of the original boat left, the work has been done to a very high standard and the yacht is in excellent condition. She is smaller than most pilot cutters making her much easier to handle so she can be sailed with only 2 people. 7 berths including a double in the saloon. Twin electric motors with an 11kva generator. A very smart example of one of our traditional sailing yachts for sale, in as new condition but with all the history and pedigree that comes with a working boat of this age. 2017 survey available.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Coopers of Pill
  • Year: 1887
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 39'6"
  • Beam: 12'6"
  • Draft: 6'6"
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Enquire about 65′ Danish Gaff Ketch

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Traditional charter sailing vessel for sale

65' Danish gaff ketch, currently with a commercial licence under the MCA to Category 2 for 15 persons total, plus a 1 ton cargo licence. Shipwright owned vessel since 2015, major refit of hull, rig, machinery and interior to create a rather special ship that is commercially licenced and working regularly this season. The deck house is a clever addition that hugely increases the useable interior space of the ship and makes life aboard much easier for the crew when on passage by having a sheltered and warm space. A super ship, fully up together and ready for the next chapter of her life.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Jensen and Lauridsen
  • Year: 1936
  • Location: North Wales
  • Length on deck: 65'
  • Beam: 16'
  • Draft: 8'6"
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Enquire about Sparkman & Stephens Sloop

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Sparkman & Stephens Sloop on mooring

Designed by K. Aage Nielsen of the S&S office, built in Cuba for a wealthy yard owner in 1942. The owner had big aspirations for his yacht racing career and had a number of successes including beating 'Stormy Weather' in the 1948 Miami Nassau race. Honduras mahogany hull all bronze fastened. 7 berths with much original panelled joinery. A superb elegant 54ft sailing boat with a well-documented history, perhaps capable of taking on the big boys in the classic sailing yacht regattas but equally at home cruising with the family. Inspected, photographed and videoed by Wooden Ships in November 2016. One of our most elegant sailing yachts for sale.

  • Designer: K. Aage Nielsen
  • Builder: Remigio Hernandorena, Havana, Cuba
  • Year: 1942
  • Location: Cyprus
  • Length on deck: 51'8"
  • Beam: 11'6"
  • Draft: 7'
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Enquire about Pilot Cutter Replica Yacht

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Wooden pilot cutter yacht for sale

Inspired by the lines of a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter and built by the owner, a professional shipwright, over a number of years and launched in 2014. Built from choice materials with all copper and bronze fastenings, her build quality is exceptionally good. She has undergone several seasons of trials and voyages including a round Britain expedition proving herself to be a very manageable and sea kindly sailing yacht. Cleverly designed dog house gives shelter on deck and a safe entrance to below decks. Large comfortable interior with 10 berths total. A fantastic sailing boat in a traditional vein with modifications to suit the modern sailor. VAT PAID.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: Sussex
  • Length on deck: 45'7"
  • Beam: 13'2"
  • Draft: 7'8"
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Enquire about 49′ Alan Buchanan Bermudan Yawl

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Classic wooden yawl yacht for sale

A superb bermudan yawl designed by Allan Buchanan, built by Mashfords of Plymouth to Lloyds 100A1 standard. Remarkably she was kept in class until 2004. Major professional refit between 2018 and 2022 preparing her long distance family cruising. All teak planking, teak decks and teak superstructure. 8 berths in total. Very elegant and nicely maintained yacht, a capable and long legged cruising boat that is really the epitome of the classic yacht

  • Designer: Alan Buchanan
  • Builder: Mashfords of Plymouth
  • Year: 1962
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 49'
  • Beam: 12'
  • Draft: 6'9"
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Enquire about Max Oertz Bermudan Cutter

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Classic wooden bermudan sailing yacht

Designed by the Kaisers personal naval architect Max Oertz, the creator of some of the most well-known big class sailing yachts of the 20th century. An unusual design at the time, she has captivating lines and also proved to be a fast boat. This remains true to the present day, and she is a competitive and exciting sailing boat for classic yacht regattas. Updated and well maintained in the present ownership, she had a new engine in 2007, new keel, keel bolts and lower planking in 2013, a complete new teak deck in 2019 and new sails in 2016 to list some of the refit items. An eye catching, comfortable and spacious classic sailing yacht in lovely condition.

  • Designer: Max Oertz
  • Builder: Hans Heidtmann, Hamburg
  • Year: 1925
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Length on deck: 44'
  • Beam: 10'6"
  • Draft: 6'9"
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