Certificate no 1480
Status Archived


Function Fishing Vessel
Location Unknown
Vessel type Falmouth Working Boat
Archive reason More information required
Current use Unknown
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Ferris, William, Devoran
Built in 1895
Hull material Wood
Rig Gaff Cutter
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Sail
Primary engine type Unknown
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
8.75 feet (2.67 m)
5.80 feet (1.77 m)
Length: Overall
28.72 feet (8.76 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



FLORENCE, a Falmouth work boat, was originally registered at Truro TO9.  Built in 1895 by William 'Foreman' Ferris at Yard Point, Devoran, she was used for oyster dredging in winter and long lining in summer.  She was also raced during summer weekends.

The last example of Ferris' work, FLORENCE had huge local interest, especially in St Mawes where she was raced on many occasions, crewed by locals.

We are lacking information on this particular vessel. If you have any information on this vessel past or present, please contact us.


Davis, Alun, History of the Falmouth Working Boat, 1989

Key dates

  • 1895

    Vessel built by William Ferris in Devoran

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