2011 Build Starts

FOLLOW US ON OUR JOURNEY as we bring to life this historic vessel once again on Cornish soil. Construction has started , you will be able to see over the next year the different stages of building a wooden ship by just following this blog. Chris Rees a local traditional boatbuilder is heading our team of shipwrights, while Marcus and Freya are managing the project. We will launch Grayhound in September 2012 and continue her fit out. THEN you will be able join us on a voyage and learn how a 18th century three masted lugger was sailed. We have choosen Grayhound because she is a little bit different….she was a real privateer ship in her day, built for speed and fighting. She has a fantastic history and we will be sailing her with her original Lug rig that is rarely in use these days. She will have a huge and unique sail area over 3000 square feet, making her a spectacle in any port. We are so proud to be building this ship and hope that you can be part of her journey. We will appreciate any contributions made to our project whether it is volunteering your time, donating vital materials or just supporting us along our...

A November to remember…

What a month ! As planking continues we have some knackered shipwrights but morale is high and tea breaks are well deserved. We are over half way planked, deck beams are in and all aft bulkheads are now in place. The BETA engine and generator supplied by Oxley Marine are also in their place. Marcus has been hard at work welding and grinding all the metal work. Rudder hangings, deck supports and hanging knees all well under way. We are starting to see the space we have within the boat. Exciting designing is now happening to ensure we maximize space and yet keep our style. She is going to be awesome !! Launch date will be released...
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