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Working Boat, “Sadie Dalton”


23ft falmouth working boat, built in 1980 by Terry Heard for his own use and owned by the family since. Converted for short cruises in 2000, now with 3 berth cabin (including extending double bunk) Heads, galley and chart area. Fore peak sail storage. Original racing rig: mains’l, stays’y, 3 x jibs and tops’l. Sail cover and boom tent. New bowsprit, new gaff (2013). New rudder 2010. New standing rigging (2 years), running rigging all replaced in past 5-6 years. New 28lb CQR. Engine: Tohatsu 9.8 outboard. Currently on River Tamar.

Contact her owner direct, studio@heardsdesign.com  01822 617337


Posted 3 months ago at 12:18 am.

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14ft Motor Launch
14ft Motor Launch

A customers 14ft Motor Boat for sale, with a 1.5 stuart turner inboard engine

This was an original hire boat on the Fowey River, typical of the type, not too badly treated, and in the last few years has been re-timbered, with new stringers, gunnels and decks. She needs a bit of a tidy up paintwise, after being kept afloat through the autumn gales. The engine was working when afloat. A nice little boat with a few hours spent on it
Offers around £ 650
07973 420568

Posted 3 months ago at 11:38 pm.

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9ft pram dinghy now under construction

currently building a 9ft pram dinghy,              pics soon,                spruce planking on oak ribs, with mahogany seats, cornish sweet chestnut bow and stern. just for rowing, or for small outboard, would also take a small lug rig to save the rowing !!

contact us now for more details

Posted 8 months ago at 5:54 pm.

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 Please give me a call to find out if there any TROY CLASS Yachts for sale,

these boats do come on the market occasionally, but are not for sale for long, so register your interest now, 


or give me a call on 07973 420568

 The Troy Class race in Fowey Harbour on Saturday afternoons and Wednesday evenings May to Sept, specially designed for Fowey Harbour with their tall rigs, and a deep lead keel. Troys are only suitable for racing, they are not really a daysailer, or pleasure boat, you have to be a commited racer to get the best out of a Troy Class Yacht.

There is an active Class Association to encourage and improve Class Racing in Fowey Harbour, and there is an average of 12-14 boats regularly racing, with up to 18-20 at Fowey Regatta Week

 marcus@fowey9.freeserve.co.uk  or 07973 420568



Posted 1 year, 1 month ago at 10:22 am.

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We have just completed a lovely 11ft long rowing dinghy, and she is now for sale, based on the dinghy owned by Colonel Treffry in the 1930’s, built in Spruce with steamed Oak timbers, mahogany to strakes and thwarts, varnished throughout, complete with bronze rowlocks and fairleads, pair of oars, and cover.  The stern thwart has additional width, and a backboard, for the passenger to recline in comfort !

please contact Marcus for more details, 07973 420568 or email marcus@fowey9.freeserve.co.uk

Posted 1 year, 3 months ago at 11:38 pm.

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An original 1930’s Mevagissey Tosher built by master boatbuilder Percy Mitchell of Portmellon  is ideal for restoration and renovation to either its original form, or to make a beautiful day boat with Gaff or lug rig, with either inboard or outboard propulsion - or none at all!! she has 3 sets of engine beds, fitted over the years, but none I doubt original, but her original mast step is still in place,  she is just crying out to be saved 

This boat is now available for Restoration, or sale ‘as is’ from Marcus Lewis, Unit 5 Windmill, Fowey. tel 07973 420568

The hull is not in too bad  a condition, there is some rot around the gunnels and top planks, the transom needs replacement, as do all the steamed Oak ribs, but she would require a considerable amount of work, nothing too difficult, but well worth it when done. Give me a call on 07973 420568 for more info or to viewtosher-004tosher13


Posted 1 year, 3 months ago at 8:58 am.

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Uffa Fox National 12 rebuild

Over the summer we have completely restored an original Uffa Fox designed National 12 sailing dinghy. built in 1948,  to the Uffa King design.

She was in a bit of a state, and needed 8 new planks, all new ribs, a lot of scraping and revarnishing, new decks, refastening, renovation of the original wooden mast and boom, replacement of a few fittings, but looks stunning now, and is being sailed again on the River Camel12-212-312-412-512-612-712-812-1112-1312-1412-15

Posted 1 year, 5 months ago at 7:44 am.

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Two New Sailing Dinghies Launched

Summer 2012 saw the launch of two new Fowey River Class dinghies, these had been built over the winter, and joined the fleet ,  FR 63 Kittiwake and FR64 May. They will both be racing with the fleet on the Fowey river over the summer, but can also take a small outbord and used for river trips and excursions around the estuary. Please contact Marcus if you would like more information 0797342056863launch2web63launch3web63launch1web64launch364launch2-web

Posted 2 years ago at 7:54 am.

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New clinker dinghy launched

The latest Fowey River clinker sailing dinghy was launched a couple of weeks ago, number 61 in the fleet, named Puffling, the boat was built for world champion sailors Kim and Sarah Furniss, who intend to race competitively in the fleet at Fowey.                                                                                                                                61web2 61web1Kim and Sarah were world champions in the Dart 18, and also raced Tornado cats in Olympic qualifyers, but have now decided on something a little more sedate, but possibly just as challenging - racing around Fowey harbour-with its fickle winds and frustrating tides- and hopefully encouraging other Fowey River sailors to get on the water.

Posted 2 years, 8 months ago at 7:38 am.

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St. Mawes One Design in for repairs


St Mawes One Design no. 21 ‘Saskia’ is outside the workshop waiting to come in for a few repairs, and some new floorboards. Saskia took the brunt of a Ribs Outboard propellor while on her moorings in a gale, and has suffered damage to four of her topside planks on the port side. Another boat collided with her port side near the transom, and damaged the deck, rubbing strake and covering board.

St Mawes One designs were designed and built by Frank Peters at Freshwater boatyard in St Mawes, and over the years from 1923 - 1964 thirty three boats were built. Frank retired in 1964 and five years later Brian crockford built a ‘SMOD’ but it was to be another 13 years before the next boat was added to the fleet, no.35 was built by Jonathan Leach, and he has since built a further 10 boats, bringing the fleet up to 45 although 2 have been lost over the years. Thegunter rig was changed to Bermudan in 1953. More information can be found on www.stmawesod.org.uk

Posted 3 years, 5 months ago at 10:50 pm.

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