This is a pond yacht which is very evocative of the late 19th Century. She was reputedly built and sailed originally on Sark.
She was based on a Bristol/Channel islands pilot cutter design of the 1880's, 1890's. She has the wonderful long keel "wineglass" hull shape that made the pilot cutters such good sea boats.
The hull was carved from solid with a separate deck. There is some damage to the prow which has been repaired. There is also some damage to the large toerail and upstand. The deck has a lovely colour and various cabin tops and hatchways. There is also a windlass and other fittings.
The paintwork, of black with a gold coachline, and gold below the waterline is original but very dull with marks.
All the spars are original. The bowsprit has been repaired at some point and may need to be replaced.
The sails are in poor condition and whilst could be used for display will need to be replaced at some point.
The stand is lovely and of the same era. However, it has been repaired.
This is a stunning yacht which is being offered exactly as she came out of the loft. With a very good clean and attention she could be displayed but she could also benefit from being restored.
Whichever route is taken she is a very rare and remarkable yacht.
Please have a good look at the photos as they give a very good idea of the amount of work required. If you need any further photos please do not hesitate to ask.
Remarkable Channel Islands Pilot Cutter to restore or display-£545
Length: 64cm (25") plus bowsprit 82cm overall Beam: 15cm (6") overall height 90cms (35.5") including stand