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Lowestoft Drifter 70'

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Boat REF# 13675
removed from sale
Length 21.34m (70'0")
Year 1895
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Lying Cornwall


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Extra Details

Builder Chambers & Colby
Lying Cornwall
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Fuel capacity 450.0 ltr (99.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Generator output 20KVA

Engine bearers are in place.


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Length 21.34m (70'0")
Beam 5.50m (18'1")
Draft Min 2.74m (9'0")
Draft Max 2.74m (9'0")
Displacement 37,000kg (81,585.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")


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Ketch rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with standing rigging (unknown year)


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Reefing mainsail - (unknown year)
Headsail - (unknown year)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)
Staysail (unknown year)

The sails are Danish made and were aquired from an 80' ketch. They are man made fabric "canvess" ( Duradon Extra) and have been in store since 1992. The bowsprit extends 20 feet and the bumpkin another 20 feet making an overall sailing length of 110 feet !


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Pine planks on oak frames with inner planking from under deck to keel. Major re-build in 1949 with additional frames.

Deck Gear

2 anchors
0.00m (0'0") of chain

Broker's Comments

This boat has been viewed and photographed by Steven of Boatshed Falmouth. Register or log in to see 29 more photos of this boat. Here is a project for the bold. Originally built to fish herring in the North Sea but sold in its early days to Norway where it fished commercially. Siezed by the Germans during the War, she was used as a stone carrier for sea defences. Returned to the Norwegian owners after the war she had a major re-fit and carried on fishing until 1960s. She was then used until 1989 as a bulk carrier, mostly transporting sand. She then ended her commercial life and returned to Cornwall. She now needs a major re-fit and would make a splendid historic yacht for charter work. She still retains her rather nice curves, particularly her counter . This lady hasn't drooped with age, indicating the strength of her hull. She has no engine but can be towed from her present mooring for the work to be undertaken. There are a number of capable yacht restorers in the Falmouth area who would welcome the opportunity to get involved with this lovely old girl. She is a slice of maritime history and now requires a sypathetic new owner. These boat details are subject to contract.Note: All offers on the asking price will be considered.

Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.