Rescued from West Mersea mud in 1998 by the Pioneer Sailing Trust and after a six year rebuild was launched in Brightlingsea in September 2004. She was built for dredging oysters and scallops offshore.
Now works as a sail training vessel for young people and still based out of Brightlingsea.
More information at Pioneer Sailing Trust.
|Type of Boat:||Essex Skillinger Smack|
|Built By:||Harris Of Rowhedge|
|LOA m / ft:||27.43m / 90'|
|LOD m / ft:||21.3m / 70'|
|LWL m / ft:||18m / 59'|
|Beam m / ft:||4.81m / 15'8"|
|Draft m / ft:||2.4m / 8'|
|Sail Stats||Sail No. CK18|
|Construction:||Welsh larch on English oak grown frames. Carvel construction.|