Falmouth Working Boat LOA 8.5m

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Boat REF# 237244
£12,000.00 (Approx US$16,819.20) Reduced
Length 27'11"
Year 1936
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Engine 1 x diesel 14hp, Beta 14 (2013)
Lying Isle of Wight

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  • Contact Fiona Taylor
  • Telephone 01983 875213
  • Cell 07763 889 261
  • Email fionataylor@boatshed.com


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Extra Details

Lying Isle of Wight
Fuel capacity 6.6 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 14/07/2017


Engine 1 x diesel 14hp
Engine make and model Beta 14 (2013)
Engine Hours engine1:   6
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Stainless 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

Engine very lightly used and maintained by professional yard.


Length 27'11"
LOD 19'8"
LWL 18'0"
Beam 7'5"
Draft Min 3'0"
Draft Max 3'0"
Displacement 6,615.0lbs
Storage Ashore


Gaff rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with Other standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Penrose, Falmouth - Slab (unknown year) 1 Reefs
Headsail Penrose, Falmouth - Hank On (unknown year)
Other sails Jib x 3 (unknown year)
Topsail (unknown year)

Sails have been stored ashore and appear in good condition
Pease note that there is no topmast at present

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Freshly painted and antifouled.
Full restoration 2013

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Tonneau cover tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Beaching legs tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

Manual windlass
1 anchors
16'5" of chain
19'8" of rode
All halyards taken to pins

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Falmouth Working Boats have survived as a class because of the oyster fishing which has continued in the river Fal for hundreds of years. The native oysters are grown in the shallow waters of the upper reaches of the river and must only be dredged under sail or oar by law.

This boat is a lovely example of the original Falmouth Working Boat, her pretty lines draw the eye and the capacity for a huge sail area is immediately obvious from the length of her elegant spars, her bowsprit alone is 16ft long.

The class is still raced very competitively in the Fal however the current owner enjoyed sailing her locally with family and friends. He does admit she can be a bit of a handful shorthanded in a stiff breeze.

Anyone who knows anything about these boats will understand that they are all about tradition and seamanship - in both the way they are sailed and maintained. This boat was fully restored in 1993 and has a recent (2013) survey available. She benefits from a new engine with just 6 hours (used only for getting on and off the dock), new paint and anti foul and will come with a new all over cover.

The restoration was documented in Boatman Magazine and the full 8 page article is available to prospective purchasers on request.

An opportunity to own and sail a beautiful piece of British maritime history.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Falmouth Working Boat LOA 8.5m has been personally photographed and viewed by Fiona Taylor of Boatshed IOW. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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