Registration number 3808
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Falmouth
Vessel type Yawl
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No


Builder Forrestt & Sons Ltd, Wivenhoe
Built in 1896
Hull material Steel
Rig Gaff Cutter
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Sail
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
10.08 feet (3.07m)
5.42 feet (1.65m)
Length: Overall
49.00 feet (14.94m)
Tonnage: Gross


CORYPHEE was built in 1986 by Forrestt & Sons Ltd of Wivenhoe for Scottish liberal politician and judge Lord Maclaren. Not much is known of her early history, with her being laid up in the Thames for the duration of both World Wars.

In the late 1960s, she was found by P Wilkinson laying in the Poole estuary as a sunken wreck in need of extensive repair. He restored CORYPHEE to a working condition and owned her for 40 years on the Solent.

In 2013, CORYPHEE was purchased by her current owner who sailed her to Cornwall. There, she spent 3 years ashore in Penryn undergoing a second rebuild, keeping as much original steel plating and traditional building methods as possible. She is back to working condition and can be seen sailing along the Cornish coast.

Key dates

  • 1896

    Built by Forrestt & Sons Ltd of Wivenhoe

  • 1967

    Sometime in the late 1960s, found by P Wilkinson as a sunken wreck by Poole, restored and based on the Solent

  • 2013

    Purchased by her current owner, who sailed her to Cornwall where she underwent a 3-year rebuilding project

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