Sailing Smack 36ft Traditional ex working fishing boat.

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Price Details

Price: £45,000
Location: West Mersea, Essex GB
Year: 1844
Condition: good, in commission
Category: Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


37ft Traditional Essex Oyster Sailing Smack , A gaff cutter with auxiliary engine.
Long keel, Lute stern, flush decks. Traditional rig, solid mast and spars.
Tan sails….Lister 30hp diesel engine, feathering propeller.
Built in 1844 and professionally rebuilt by Brian Kennell and Sean White between 1996 and 2000
Crew accommodation below with basic services.  Sitting headroom. 6 berths, double gas hob and a sea toilet.

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Nominal Length: 11.40 m
Length Overall: 13.72 m
Length Of Deck: 11.28 m
Length At Water Line: 9.75 m

Beam: 3.20m
Draft: 1.45 m
Max Draft: 1.45 m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 22 gallons
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Engine Power: 30hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 6
Cabins: 1
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 8


Builder: Aldous and Son of Brightlinsea
Boat Name: Mary 78CK


Hull Material: Wood, carvel planked Larch, Opepi below the waterline. Traditional payed deck with planked pine caulked with pitch and painted.

Hull Design: Displacement


Engine Model: Lister, installed 2000
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Solid spruce Spars: Mast topmast, boom  gaff and bowsprit

Traditional Gaff Rig, Retractable bowsprit.

Galvanised standing rigging, synthetic running rigging.

Mast hoops. Main sail with reefing points.


Tan Main and fore sail of Clipper cloth by North Sea Sails 2001

top sail, terylene 2003

Jibs No1 and No3 , reaching stay sail, white

Old Taylors Main Sail from 1954!….

Tiller steering. Flush decks.


75lbs Main fishermans anchor on 120ft chain,  manual windlass ( 2 hand spikes, on the foredeck.

56lbs Kedge anchor on warp( Fishermans) and a  65lbs CQR anchor




1 manual bilge pump, Lifebuoy and fire extinguishers

Sestral clock and barometer

Lead line

Boat hook

Spare tiller  Handy bill block and tackle.