Certificate no 2427
Status Registered


Function Fishing Vessel
Subfunction Dredger
Location Brightlingsea
Vessel type Essex Smack
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Walter Cook, Maldon
Built in 1888
Hull material Wood
Rig Gaff Cutter
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Sail
Primary engine type Unknown
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
10.00 feet (3.05 m)
3.50 feet (1.07 m)
Length: Overall
34.50 feet (10.52 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



NELLIE is an Essex smack, a fishing vessel of carvel construction, larch on oak frames. She was built by Walter Cook of Maldon in 1888 and was registered as CK276 at Colchester by George Arthur Vince in February 1920, for trawling and dredging. The vessel is an example of a small Maldon oyster smack that worked in the River Colne and Blackwater Estuary area of the East Coast.

Update, March 2021: Reported that NELLIE has been sold to a new owner in Cornwall, but we have been unable to confirm this. 

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