Certificate no 2922
Status Registered


Function Fishing Vessel
Subfunction Dredger
Location Salcombe
Vessel type Crabber
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Unknown
Built in 1960
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 0
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
60.37 feet (18.40 m)
9.42 feet (2.87 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed
Breadth: Beam
To be confirmed



PEN GLAS was built in Camaret, France in 1960 and was used as a French fishing boat until 1988 when brought to the UK based in Salcombe and converted to a vizier crabber. Fished in waters around the UK.One of the oldest wooden fishing vessels operating in the UK.

Key dates

  • 1960

    Built in Camaret, France

  • 1988

    Transferred to UK

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