Certificate no 2193
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Landrake
Vessel type Motor Yacht
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Bute, Cardiff
Built in 1947
Hull material
Rig Unknown
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
9.25 feet (2.82 m)
8.00 feet (2.44 m)
Length: Overall
33.97 feet (10.36 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
3.00 feet (0.91 m)


FRECKLES was built in 1947 by Bute of Cardiff to a design by Jack Laurent Giles. Commissioned by a Royal Navy Doctor, Dr Seaward Snr, she was used by the family for many years, moored under a viaduct in St Germans, Cornwall.

FRECKLES was eventually stored in yard at Boating World in Landrake, Corwnall, for 17 years when her current owner found her. Restoration began approximately 11 years ago starting with an assessment of the vessel and the removal of her keel.

Since then various works have been undertaken with the aim of fully restoring the vessel.  FRECKLES has been re-decked and has had a new engine installed - a 1950s, side valve, 2 cylinder Volvo.




In 2007, she was being renovated by a new owner.

Key dates

  • 1946

    Built by Bute of Cardiff as a Cutter Rigged Ketch for an RN Doctor Stewart

  • 1947-1983

    Sailed by the family and moored under a viaduct in St Germans, Cornwall

  • 2002

    Bought by present owner

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