The Massey Shaw was built by J Samuel Whites of Cowes, Isle of Wight in 1935 to a design of the London County Council, who wished her to be able to go under all the bridges on the Thames, its tributaries and at any state of the tide. The vessel cost £18,000 to complete and […]
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CORNUBIA spent the first 10 years of her life earning pilot Morrice a substantial living, piloting ships into and out of Barry in the Bristol Channel. He evidently had a great regard for her and even named his house after her – CORNUBIA still appears in the fanlight of the front door of his house […]
Halcyon was commissioned by the Lancashire industrialist Sir Samuel Turner in 1929 and he kept her until 1944. A Yachting Monthly article of 1929 spoke of her as “snugly rigged with Bermudan main and mizzen and a sail area of 2275 sq ft, and can be handled with a small crew”. Below deck the original […]
The Johanna Lucretia was built in 1945 at the Rhoose shipyard in Ghent, Belgium. Although originally built as a fishing vessel, she was never used for this purpose. She laid as a completed hull and deck unsold for a number of years before being sold in 1952, then being converted and completed in 1954 for […]
The hull of my vessel Kochi is a development of the Hambly cutter Baroque and is close to Cariad. Ed Burnett and I sat together to re-draw the lines in the “spirit” of these two but to include such niceties as a thick enough stern post. As you will see from the photographs, the hull […]
For me personally the Nordic Star project is all about fulfilling dreams. As a schoolboy I doodled with drawings of boats – more like little ships really. As a younger man I owned and sailed in functional yachts. Then one day I saw my schoolboy dream, there as I had drawn her, “For Sale” when […]