Certificate no 2361
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Gweek
Vessel type Yawl
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Thomas, W E, Falmouth
Built in 1905
Hull material Wood
Rig Bermudan Yawl
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Sail
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
8.50 feet (2.53 m)
5.75 feet (1.75 m)
Length: Overall
48.50 feet (10.37 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



DAWN is an auxilliary gaff yawl built as a leisure craft in 1905 by W E Thomas of Falmouth.  She is of timber carvel construction and the materials used are oak framing and planking, larch below the waterline and iroko above.  Her engine is a Volvo Penta model MD11. DAWN has been West Country owned and based for 100 plus years and has been extensively rebuilt over the past 25 years of current ownership.  She is believed to have seen active service during World War II but the details are not known.

Key dates

  • 1905

    Built by W.E Thomas of Falmouth as a yacht(Gaff Yawl)

  • 1906

    Sold to H S Algar of Romord

  • 1909

    Sold to Albert John Gush of Axminster, Devon

  • 1985

    Sold to present owner who has carried out an extensive rebuild

  • 2015

    Vessel is thought to be in good condition and based in Devon

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