Yacht: Boadicea

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Based at West Mersea and one of the oldest boats afloat.

1808 Launched;

1825 Bought by John Pewter;

1839 First rebuild;

1872 John Pewter dies, Boadicea sold to Binks family;

1901 Boadicea rebuilt in carvel;

1917 Iziah Binks sells Boadicea to Ernest French;

1938 Ernest’s son, Manny French, sells Boadicea to Michael Frost;

1945 Boadicea recommissioning begins on VE Day;

8th May 1963 Michael Frost starts total rebuild;

1972 Boadicea relaunched;

1989 Boadicea inherited by Martha Frost;

2006 Third-generation Rueben Frost takes ownership.

Information courtesy of Classic Boat(CB 235)

Designer: Williamson & Durden
Type of Boat: Essex Smack
Year Built: 1879
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LOA m / ft: 9.1m / 30'
LOD m / ft: /
LWL m / ft: /
Beam m / ft: 3.1m / 10'3"
Draft m / ft: 1.4m / 4'6"
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Sail Stats
Gross tonnage: 10.8

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