is an ex RLNI boarding boat. Three hundred were built in the early 1950s by
Brooke Marine at Lowestoft in Suffolk to Lloyds A1 specification. Due to her
intended role her construction is best described as robust. There are possibly
less than ten left in existence and this one was converted to sail over ten
years ago. Little history is available about boarding boats but Willow,
boarding boat No.237, was based at Falmouth Lifeboat Station at some stage in
her working life.
is clinker built of pitch-pine planks on steamed oak frames. She retains all of
her original timbers. The mast and boom were sourced from a damaged trailer-sailer
and are made by Collars of Oxford, famous for making wooden masts, spars and
oars for over 80 years. Willow is cutter
rigged with a high peaked gaff main. The main sail has slab reefing and came
with the mast and boom. The staysail is
hanked-on and the jib has roller furling.
All the sails are in good condition and all were made by RJ Sails in
Clevedon, Somerset. All lines can be
lead aft enabling her to be sailed single handed but she is best sailed with a
crew of two or more.
is equipped with a Raymarine GPS, an automatic bilge pump, a manual bilge pump,
buoyancy bags, an anchor, mooring lines and fenders. She comes on an excellent single
axle un-braked trailer with lighting board and spare wheel. She has a Mercury
4HP four-stroke outboard with separate fuel tank.
is registered on the Old Gaffers Association boat register as No.804. She has
taken part in local heritage events at Brixham, Dartmouth and Plymouth.
I am happy to deliver up to 100 (road) miles from Bridgwater if the asking price is paid. VIEWING WELCOME.
Current Price: £7500.00
This 1950s Classic 16’6” Wooden Sailing Boat. boat is located in Bridgwater,, TA5*** and is being sold on eBay by tan990.