Certificate no 2575
Status Replica
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Details

Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Pilot Vessel
Location Poole
Vessel type Scillonian Cutter
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes
Info required No
Web address www.topsail-adventures.co.uk

Construction

Builder Powell, Luke, Gweek
Built in 2009
Hull material Wood
Rig Gaff Cutter
Replica definition Operational Replica
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Sail
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None
Boiler fuel diesel

Dimensions

Air Draft
80.00 feet (24.38 m)
Length: Overall
44.00 feet (13.41 m)
Breadth: Beam
13.00 feet (3.96 m)
Depth
7.00 feet (2.13 m)
Tonnage: Gross
0.00

History

Forty six Scillonian pilot cutters worked out of Scilly in the 19th century, but all were broken up by the 20th century.  Boatbuilder Luke Powell has renewed this line of powerful and sturdy cutters with their trademark lute sterns and heavy scantlings for a new generation of seafarers to experience.

AMELIE ROSE (and her seven sister ships) are based on Scilly cutters as described in documentation, caught in the odd photograph (notably of St Martins Cutter THE QUEEN and a picture of two Scilly Cutters beached for cleaning) and some partial lines.  AMELIE ROSE was specifically built for charter.

AMELIE ROSE has attained fame recently by staring in the 20 part ITV series 'The Hungry Sailors' bringing traditional sailing into the heart of living rooms across the nation.

Sources

Classic Boat: Nick Beck - Leaving the Citypp38, February 2013 

Own this vessel?

If you are the owner of this vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information, please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

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