Cornish Lugger built 1904 by Pearce, Richard, East Looe
National Historic Fleet
To be confirmed
12.98 feet (3.96 metres)
41.97 feet (12.80 metres)
6.49 feet (1.98 metres)
To be confirmed
OUR BOYS, built by Dick Pearce, was originally owned by the Woodrow Pengelly family and used for drift net fishing of pilchards and mackerel. She fished out of Looe for 74 years. Once retired, she was lovingly restored and put back under sail. She is available for charter and is in regular use as a platform to enjoy the many maritime events that take place in the Solent each year. She is also available for week long charter by arrangement.
28 July 2009 OUR BOYS is now based in Milford Haven and operates as a private leisure craft. During World War II she was the guard ship for the Looe fishing fleet. Source: current owner. 1 October 2009 Award a sustainability grant for £1250 towards a new engine Source: National Historic Ships.
10 February 2011 Our Boys is still based and will be for some time at Milford Haven. She is curently having lots of work done to her including completeley re-caulking her deck, a full paint job, complete underwater overhaul including new props, anodes, antifoul etc. A new engine was fitted last winter and once the deck job has been completed, there will be a few more changes to be done. She will be used for cruising from Milford Haven this summer and possibly furthur afield in the future. Souce: present owner.
Built by Richard Pearce of East Looe for the Woodrow Pengelly family.
A 7 horsepower petrol/paraffin engine was installed.
Fitted with a 26 horsepower main engine and a 13 horsepower wing engine.
Acted as Guard Ship for the Looe Fishing Fleet.
Fitted with a 21 horsepower Lister and a 36 horsepower Russell Newbury engine.
Fitted with two 100 horsepower diesel engines and resumed fishing.
Ended fishing, was restored and returned to sail.
Sold to an unknown buyer.
Sold to M G Webb of Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight, and restored to a yacht with dipping lug rig.
Sold to George Dart of Axmouth, Devon and used for racing at West Country and Breton regattas.
Sold to Maggie and Paul Greenwood for chartering.
Sold to Richard Parr and returned to the Solent.
Sold to Andrew McCloud and based in Milford Haven as a private leisure craft. Awarded a sustainability grant from NHS-UK for £1250 towards a new engine.
Vessel still based at Milford Haven and undergoing restoration and maintenance works.
- 1969 Sailing Drifters: The story of the herring luggers of England, Scotland and the Isle of Man. - March, Edgar J
- 1976 Sailing Craft of the British Isles - Finch, Roger
- 1983 Working Boats of Britain - McKee, Eric
- 1993 Old Gaffer's Association Member's Handbook and Boat Archive
- 1995 Cornish Lugger Association biennial Looe Regatta 1995 Programme
tubular metal fitting in the bows of a vessel through which the anchor cable passes