|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Cherbourg Normandy France|
PILKINGTON was built on the beach in 1900 at Marshside, Southport and named in honour of Sir George Pilkington who was the MP for Southport. Her builder Peter Wright fitted her with an iron keelson and ballast ingots moulded to fit their locations. Registered LL78 in Dec 1900, the Wright's went on to build racing yachts and other craft when the demand for Shrimp declined and the fleet of over 20 boats were gradually sold off or converted to yachts. The Southport nobbies tended to be 40 ft and over because of the exposed coast, she was fished normally by one man and a boy.
She fished exstensively along the West coast of England - Hoylake, Morecambe bay, Fleetwood and North Wales as far as Barmouth. Pilkington often competed in the yearly Liverpool Regatta, her 1st recorded entry being in 1920. More recently, she has been a regular entrant in the Liverpool 'Nobby races' - coming 2nd in 2008. She is a good sea boat, having in recent years sailed alone the SW Jurassic coast and cross channel to France. Pilkington has evolved over the years - from her 1st petrol engine in the 1920's, the addition of a wheelhouse (popular from the 50's onward) to her current rig as a yawl, which makes life a lot easier when shorthanded. She sails well on head sails and mizzen, (the staysail self tacking). However, she could easily be converted back to cutter rig if required. The addition of a tebernacle and her shallow draft enables Pilkinton to navigate the inland waterways of Europe. Accommodation provides a step back in time with Victorian / Edwardian features. New standing rigging and a new engine in 2017 with matched prop.
Her story and further details of her build can be found in several publications inc - 'The Lancashire Nobby' by L.J. Lloyd 1998. & 'Lancashire Nobby' by Nick Miller 2009. Further history upon request!
She is beautiful to sail, easily handled by two people and offers comfortable period accommodation (6' 3'' in wheelhouse and saloon).
Pilkington is recorded with 'The National Historic Ships Register' ( Cert. No. 2706 ), She is the last known 'Southport Nobby' in existence.
Currently in Cherbourg on a very good value for money mooring (see details) .Pilkington is a ferry away from the UK - ideally located for the Channel Islands, the wonderful historic marine festivals, entry into the inland waterways and beyond.
|Vessel type:||Southport Prawner|
|Designer:||Wright Bro's Southport|
|Fit Out:||Gaff Yawl|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Bukh DV24|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||41'|
|Length at waterline:||38'|
|Hull type:||semi - dis|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Displacement:||12 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||230 Litres|
|Water capacity:||200 Litres|
Stern to bow - self draining cockpit, seating for x4. Wheelhouse with seating x2, fridge below. Nav station 6'3'' headroom. Open plan gallery looking down into saloon (victorian arched features). Steps into saloon 6'3'' headroom. Storage to pt. and access to fuel valves. Seating for 4 to sbd (green buttoned leather upholstery) bar, folding teak dining table. Single berth bunk (7'). To pt.large seating area (6'6'' berth) for 4 with Kilim upholstery. storage beneath. cabinet above. To sbd. seating with Kilim upholstery with bookshelf and cupboard behind. To pt. Hobbit wood burning stove. To std. galley with double sink and brass hand pump storage below. 3 burner hob and oven (new in 2014). Through door to large double cabin (4'8'' headroom) To pt. single curved seat with buttoned green leather upholstery writing desk and built in storage chest with x4 draws water tank below. To sbd. large double berth, storage beneath, corner cabinets and period lighting. Through door to heads with cabinet and wash basin to pt. porthole and Blake sea toilet (rebuilt 2014) storage in front of chain locker. Main cabin & saloon have 12v period lighting and 240v sockets from shore power.
Carvel - larch planks on huge Oak frames. frames are 4x4 '' and spaced every 2'. Fixed with iron nails from Sweden.
Larch deck. Teak wheelhouse. Internal ballast.
Tiller steering and morse control. Sestrel compass, radio. Nasa depth. all engine instrumentation. x2 manual bilge pumps. x2 electric bilge pumps. x2 12v batteries, battery select switch. Warps, fenders, life-jackets x2 flotation throws. flares etc. swim ladder. Plough & Fisherman anchors. winch. x2 winch for jib. Highfield levers for backstays.
Sestrel compass, Nassa target II depth (new in 2014) chart table with lighting. running lights.
A new Bukh DV24 was installed 2017 with 3 blade matched bronze prop. Easy access from wheelhouse (cover removed)
9 engine hours. Engine is off-set to sbd.
Jib, staysail (self tacking), Main, Mizzen, mizzen staysail, storm jib - all in good condition, 847 sq ft sail. new standing rigging in stainless steel 2021, shrouds with 'dead-eyes' many new ropes for 2021 also.
Mast and mizzen douglas fir. varnished. Main mast on tebernancle for lowering. mizzen lifts out. 10' retractable bowsprit.
x2 life jackets x2 flotation throws. safety deck straps. flares (in date). foam extinguisher and fire blanket. Radio.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.