Yacht: Morwenna

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Morwenna is a 45ft vessel based on the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters. She is similar to the Pilot Cutter Mischief but has a different deck layout and interior. She is constructed of larch planking on sawn oak frames, Bronze and Copper fastened. The Oiled Oak and white painted pine make her interior light and airy, and she is designed to comfortably sleep up to nine persons.

The Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters were Gaff Cutter rigged, Sporting a large topsail, Staysail and Flying Jib. Her douglas fir mast and boom, were grown locally in the forest at Longleat. With her Pilot cutter pedigree, deep keel, low free-board and substantial Gaff Cutter Rig, she is a fast, comfortable and capable boat.

After her launch Morwenna became a successful charter boat on the South Coast of the UK thought the website www.traditional-sailing.com


2011 – Took part in the Fastnet Race.

2018 – Under new ownership and based out of Formentera in the Balearic Islands.

10/2020 – Profession yachtsman, Adam Davis, bought Morwenna and due to being on the hard for the previous 6 months when she was relaunched she leaked like a sieve. With the aid of a portable pump she was warily sailed to Mundimar shipyard, Puerto Portals in Mallorca to have a quick, but extensive refit.

Morwenna newly stepped rig

02/02/2020 – The mast is stepped, with new running rigging from ‘Amazing Rigging’, and Adam is preparing to have Morwenna shipped back to the UK where he intends to sell her.


Work that has been done during the 3.5 month refit includes:

1 x New Mastervolt Charger/Inverter 1600

2 x New AGM 170 House batteries

1 x AGM High power starting battery

New Battery system cabelling

1 x Newly installed Ecotec 2 Watermaker

2 x new auto Bilge pumps & wiring

2 x new electric heads/toilets and wiring

All Marine cable used where neccesary

New Bilge hoses where necessary

All seacocks cleaned & greased

Newly installed Raymarine Quantum Radar & new bracket on the Port Spreader

Complete with Recent Chart plotter screen at Nav area

New Mastervolt battery charging monitor

New TV mounted in the saloon hidden from 1stsight

Complete interior paint and Vanrish from Bow to stern and bilge to deck heads

All Hatches stripped, glass removed and re-varnished and re-sealed

All spars stripped to bare wood stained and 15 coats added

Complete new running rigging package from Gottifredi Maffioli (the best rope supplier in the world)

Full rig 10year service and check over

Standing rigging checked and re-whipped at terminals, then re-sloshed for protection and any rigging bolts changed if required

New bow net

New Dorades

New Liferaft

New Lazarette hatches cut into deck to allow storage in the back of the yacht for lines & Fenders to keep interior from getting too wet.

Sleeps between 7-9 persons depending on using hammocks and splitting large bunks for couples

Yacht has not been refitted to MCA standard so small things will need to be done for this as this was not part of our MO.

Recent Interior stereo/cd player with brand new speakers

Electric windlass with 50m chain & 30m rope & CQR anchor + Fisherman on deck

6 new power sockets in the interior with USB plugs also

LED mood lighting in saloon & galley

New Water pump

Sails are used and mainsail has some painting on it from the last sponsor

3 x Lewmar Self tailing winches, mainsail and jib

Furling jib system

Any damaged or rotten planks were cut out and replaced and re-caulked

Decks were completely stripped open, thoroughly cleaned and sanded to remove all prior waterproofing before using 8 bags of cotton to re-caulk the decks followed by sealing from Teak Solutions USA. All deck fittings and comings removed to access all areas so no leaking occurs.

All new Bronze Stanchions & lifelines

New Bulkhead cockpit compass

Full engine service January 2021

Designer: Ed Burnett
Type of Boat: Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter
Rig: Gaff Cutter
Year Built: 2009
Built By: RB Boatbuilding Ltd, Bristol
LOA m / ft: 18.9m / 62'
LOD m / ft: 13.7m / 45'
LWL m / ft: 11.5m / 38'
Beam m / ft: 3.9m / 13'
Draft m / ft: 2.2m / 7'5"
Yard No:
Sail Stats
Construction: Larch planking on sawn oak frames, Bronze and Copper fastened.
Displacement: 27 tonnes

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