Certificate no 2406
Status Registered


Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Pinnace
Location Rochester
Vessel type Naval Pinnace
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Royal Naval Yard Portsmouth
Built in 1918
Hull material Wood
Rig Gaff Ketch
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
9.25 feet (2.82 m)
3.00 feet (0.92 m)
Length: Overall
34.00 feet (10.37 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



KINGFISHER was built as a Naval Pinnace at a Royal Navy Yard in 1918. She is of double diagonal mahogany construction and has a Yanmah diesel engine of 50 hp, installed in 2007. The vessel was decommissioned between World War I and World War II and was converted to a motor sailer with various owners. She was bought by her present owner in 1999 who installed a new engine, new sails and carried out much remedial work. Surveyed in 2005 with a good bill of health, KINGFISHER spends a good part of each year touring the East Coast.

Update, May 2021: Bought by new owner.

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