Mary - CK 78 - £60,000

Mary CK78 – Essex Oyster Smack

Length 37ft.5 (excluding bowsprit) beam 10ft.5 draft 4ft.9. Carvel construction larch and oak planking on oak frames. Lute sterned long keeled ex fishing smack reputed to have been built in 1844 and rebuilt in 1900. Second full rebuild in 1996 - 2000 by shipwrights Brian Kennell and Shaun White, at Downs Road Boatyard in Maldon. Traditionally rigged with solid wooden mast, spars, hand spike anchor windlass and retractable bowsprit. Sails by North Sea Sails, including topsail and reaching staysail. Basic accommodation running from the hold forward. Slipped yearly for fitting out. Full photographic record of the rebuild. Lister LPA3 (30hp) fitted in 2000 by Davis Marine. Moored at West Mersea.

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