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Windermere Char Fishing Skiff

(REF: 29478)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Length on deck: 17'4"
  • Beam: 5'

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Windermere Char Fishing Skiff

Built as a Windermere Char fishing boat, her age and exact origins are unknown.  Boats of this design were used for fishing the Arctic Char in Lake Windermere, using long rods over each side.

This boat was found by the owner on a bonfire heap and seeing her for what she was, bought the wreck and started a complete rebuild.  The boat was names Phoenix after her close encounter with the flames.

The hull planking was largely intact, but all the frames were replaced and the hull totally re-fastened.  She had a new stem, all new gunwhales and thwarts, new sole boards and a rudder was fitted using 100 year old pintles from another skiff.

The work has been completed to a very high standard and the boat has only been used lightly since her re-launch.  She has a galvanised road trailer and 2 pairs of sweeps.

An eye catching skiff in excellent condition, complete with road trailer.


Length              17’4”

Beam                 5’ + 8” for the outriggers


  • Clinker planked in pine.  Copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers.  All timbers renewed during the refit.
  • Varnished mahogany stem renewed during the refit.
  • Varnished oak rubbing strake.  Oak breast hook and quarter knees.
  • Varnished mahogany thwarts with supporting mahogany knees.  Varnished mahogany backrest to the aft thwart.  Half the thwarts were new in the refit.
  • Forged iron outriggers to carry the rowlocks.
  • Pitch Pine sole boards with adjustable oak foot stretchers.
  • Varnished mahogany rudder with tiller lines to steer.


  • Galvanised road trailer
  • 2 pairs of spoon blade oars
  • Outriggers with bronze gate type rowlocks
  • Pine sole boards
  • Adjustable foot stretchers
  • Rudder with tiller lines
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Flag staff

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These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.

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