Price: £45,000 GBP
Location: Brightlingsea, N.Essex GB
Make: Sailing Smack 44ft Gaff Cutter
Condition: very good, well maintained
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel
The William and Emily CK212, locally known as Odd Times is reputed to be one of the oldest vessels still under sail in the world, (possibly the second oldest). Originally built in the Channel Islands as a trading vessel in the 1830s, and then converted for fishing. She was first rebuilt in 1886…… She is mentioned in many books and boat magazines she even has a book written solely about her.
She has the paperwork history about her as she has a truly interesting history and providence. Originally built as a trader, she offers unusually good head room for a smack below decks.
46ft on deck, 12ft beam, 6ft 6ins draught, 55hp Izusu diesel engine.
In 2010 she was coded her paying passengers which was no problem with the ‘Society of Professional Smacksmen’ but is not now current.
All smacks are somewhat rustic; part of their charm but the overall beauty and elegance of these old ladies cannot be rivaled. Her rig has not been extended into a racing rig, as many other smacks have, she sails with the original cut of a fishing rig and is consequently beautifully well balanced without heavy weather helm. She sails in a smooth, powerful and steady fashion with no need to reef until well in to force 5 if pressing her. An all-round great piece of nautical history . A real pleasure of owning for over the past years with so many great photos and memories.
Now it is someone else’s opportunity to become the custodian of this vessel and fulfil their dreams and adventures in this wonderful old boat.
Nominal Length: 14.02 m
Length Overall: 18.36 m
Length Of Deck: 14.02 m
Length At Water Line: 11.89 m
Beam: 3.66 m
Draft: 1.98 m
Max Draft: 1.98 m
Fuel Tank Capacity: 10 gallons
Water Tank Capacity: 50gallons
Displacement: 20.00 tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 55hp
Number of Engines: 1
Passenger Capacity: 6
Builder: Frost & Drake first rebuild in 1886
Boat Name: William & Emily
Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 9: knots
Engine Model: Isuzi
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Installed new in 2008, 55hp inboard Isuzi probably done less than 100 hours . It has twin hydraulic select sonic out drive fixed legs with folding propellers.
Aft access into the engine room is via a fish hold type wooden cover.
Carvel planked with Larch and Oak, painted topsides in Heron Blue.
In 2008, she underwent an extensive refit , owner & shipwrights worked on her full time for a year, this included many frames, planks, stanchions.
She had her Lute stern re-instated, as well as many other items. In 2010 we coded her for paying passengers which was no problem with the ‘Society of Professional Smacksmen’ but I have not kept this current due to other work commitments. She is registered with the historic ships register and can be found online.
From her flush deck once down the side entry companionway straight into the galley, there is a wood burning range to the right with an oven this is set in to a Victorian tiled hearth. A butler sink with running water from brass taps; Taylor’s double burner with grill; wooden work top and surrounding cupboard space. Opposite this under the companion way ladder, there is a chart table with seat.
Going forward into the saloon area there are two bench seats which convert into bunks, more cupboard space behind these and a full size drop leaf dining table on the centreline.
Past the keel steeped mast and through bulkhead in to the fore cabin, this has a small berth to the left and a one and a half bunks to the right. In the fore peak a closed in toilet compartment just before the chain locker.
There are also twin throttle levers for good handling under engine power.
She has all new running rigging 2017 3 strand and braided rop. The standing rigging, galvanised wire has only three years since replaced. She is a well found vessel and ready to sail.
The sails consist of Mainsail with reefing points, Stay sail with slab reefing points, Jib, top sail, top mast jib, storm jib and a running stay sail.
New mast 2016
New Boom 2011
New topmast 2017
Navigation Equipment: Compass
Safety Equipment: life jackets