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Pierce Shipbuilder Cornish Lugger 42

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Boat REF# 45550
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.80m (42'0")
Year 1904
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 7
Engine 2 x Diesel 55hp, Nissan 55 (1998)
Lying Isle Of Wight


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Extra Details

Designer Pierce
Builder Pierce
Lying Isle Of Wight
Fuel capacity 120.0 ltr (26.4 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 55hp
Engine make and model Nissan 55 (1998)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

The engines are fully serviced and the engine bay has also just been fully decorated.


LOA 12.80m (42'0")
LWL 12.19m (40'0")
Beam 4.15m (13'7")
Draft Max 1.83m (6'0")
Displacement 11kg (25.0lbs)
Headroom 1.98m (6'6")
Storage In water


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Spruce Poles Wood spars (2002) with Other standing rigging (2002)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Other (unknown year)
Other sails Headsail (unknown year)
Headsail (unknown year)
Headsail (unknown year)
Staysail (unknown year)
Missen (unknown year)

An abundance of sails are available with her, including:-
4 x Headsails
1 x Mainsail
1 x Staysail
2 x Missen sails

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Beautifully constructed and made from Red Pine on Grown Oak Frame.
Although the LOA is 72ft, she does have a retractable Spars/Bowsprit, bringing her down to 42ft


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

The Accomodation consists of a forward single Hammock berth,coming aft there are two single bunk berths, in the saloon there is a convertable double berth and a single berth, in the aft there is also two large single berths in a separate cabin.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

This boat is currently MCA coded for 12, and all relevent navigation equipment is included.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Beaching legs tick

Electric windlass
2 anchors
60.00m (196'10") of chain
40.00m (131'3") of warp
All hatches have made to measure covers fitted including the helm position.
The masts have just been stripped and re varnished, and the deck is just about to be renovated.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Lifejackets are all included in the sale, however the liferaft is hired so not included.

Broker's Comments

Built in 1904 and on The Historic Ships Register, this Cornish Lugger is lovingly kept by the current owners and this is evident as soon as you step on board. MCA coded she is and can be used for chartering.
A rare chance to purchase a piece of history and certainly gets noticed where ever she goes
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Pierce Shipbuilder Cornish Lugger 42 has been personally photographed and viewed by Frank Gelder of Boatshed IOW. Click here for contact details.
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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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