Certificate no 2557
Status Registered


Function Fishing Vessel
Location Falmouth
Vessel type Manx Nobby
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Neakle & Watterson, Peel, Isle of Man
Built in 1901
Hull material Wood
Rig Lug
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Sail
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None
Boiler fuel diesel


Length: Overall
40.90 feet (12.42 m)
Breadth: Beam
12.16 feet (3.72 m)
6.16 feet (1.88 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


GLADYS was built in 1901 by Neakle and Watterson at Peel and issued with the fishing number PL 61.  She has had at least two refits and various rebuild work over time.

At the time of registration, GLADYS was undergoing some much needed conservation work including framing, planking, keelson, keel bolts, beamshelf, beams, deck and hatches. Since then, she has been relaunched and work has continued on the deck and interior.

Key dates

  • 1901

    1901 Built by Neakle & Watson of Peel, Isle of Man as a Fishing Vessel (a Manx Nobby)

  • 2013

    Bought by the present owner


  • June 2013

    A Sustainability Award of £1,000 towards the cost of sails was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships UK. Source: National Historic Ships UK

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