Certificate no 2706
Status Registered


Function Fishing Vessel
Location Portland
Vessel type Morecambe Bay Prawner
Archive reason More information required
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Wright, Peter
Built in 1900
Hull material Wood
Rig Gaff Cutter
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
40.00 feet (12.19 m)
Breadth: Beam
11.00 feet (3.35 m)
5.00 feet (1.52 m)
Tonnage: Gross


PILKINGTON was built in 1900 in Marshside, Southport, and named in honour of Sir George Pilkington who was the MP for Southport.

She has an iron keelson and ballast ingots moulded to fit their locations. She fished in Hoylake, Southport and North Wales.

In the 1980s, she was restored and rebuilt as a yacht by Fred Turner to original standards.  Presently she is believed to be the last known 'Southport Nobby' in existence. 

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