Certificate no 2857
Status Archived


Function Fishing Vessel
Subfunction Long Liner
Location West Cork
Vessel type Lugger
Archive reason Overseas Watch List
Current use Private use
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Gilbert & Pascoe, Porthleven
Built in 1929
Hull material Wood
Rig Lug
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 3
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
49.17 feet (14.99 m)
Breadth: Beam
14.50 feet (4.42 m)
6.00 feet (1.83 m)
Air Draft
50.00 feet (15.24 m)
Tonnage: Gross


PEEL CASTLE was built in 1929 by Gilbert & Pascoe of Portrhleven as a fishing vessel, and  is of carvel pitch pine construction with a Ford Dorset diesel engine installed in 1975.

 The vessel fished out of Newlyn from 1930 to to 1939 as PZ17when she was requisitioned for war service and is believed to have served in Scotland as a harbour patrol vessel. After the war she was sold on to Brixham and was registered BM17. She ended her fishing days in Fleetwood or the Isle of Man in 1979.

From 2008, following rebuilding she has sailed extensively as far as the Mediteranean, Madeira and the Azores and later to Galicia, Spain and Brittany. She has attended many maritime festivals during this time.

Key dates

  • 1929

    Built by GHilbert & Pascoe

  • 1939

    Requisitioned for war service

  • 1948

    Sold and brought to Brixham

  • 1999/2008

    Complete rebuild carried out by current owners

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