Sailing yachts

Winkle brig

(REF: 18342)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Eversons of Woodbridge, Suffolk
  • Year: 1937
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 14'6"
  • Beam: 5'
  • Draft: 10"/3'
  • Tonnage: Not much

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Full specification

Wooden ships commens on this Winkle Brig

Built by Everson of Woodbridge in 1937 as a sailing boat fishing for winkles and oysters, known as a Winkle Brig.

This local design from the backwaters of the Essex coast evolved to be immensely capable in her home waters. This one had a reputation for being quite a fast boat, doing well in the annual working boat races of the time.Winkle brig

There is a delightful book on the extensive travels of a winkle brig and her owners – A Winkle Brig Tale.

Alice still has her original builder’s plate on the transom.

Clinker planked on an oak back-bone with steam bent oak timbers, all copper fastened.

Iron centre-plate.

Many of the fittings replaced in bronze – fairleads, cleats etc.

An engine is believed to have been installed in the 1950’s. She now has a Petter single cylinder 6hp air cooled diesel with water cooled exhaust. Starter motor rebuilt 2 years ago.

12v battery.

Solar panel

Gaff cutter rig.   Varnished pole mast stepped on the keel forward of the engine.

The loose footed mainsail with one line of reefing points and a long gaff gives a powerful sail with a low centre of effort.

A new 2010 topsail adds to the drive.

Staysail and Jib.

All sails in red terylene and in excellent condition.

Hempex cordage looks very authentic.

All blocks beautifully varnished.


Anchor chain and warp.

Full mast up/mast down cover

Boom cover

Boom crutch

12v bilge pump on a float switch


Stripped to bare wood and revarnished 2010.

New sole boards in top grade marine ply with non-slip paint

Snipe road trailer with winch. New bearings 2011