Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Marian"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Marian, Volker Gries, Brest/Douarnenez 2004 , 07/2004

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Brest/Douarnenez 2004,

Marian, Volker Gries, Brest/Douarnenez 2008 , 07/2008

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Brest/Douarnenez 2008,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:Falmouth
Type of rigging:KUTTER
Type of ship:Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter
Year built:1889
Yard:Hambly & Sons, Cardiff, GBR
Overall length:19.20 m
Length (hull):15.20 m
Breadth:3.85 m
Draught:2.30 m
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:65 PS

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 07 Feb 2010

  • Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter built in 1889 by Hambly & Sons in Cardiff, GBR.
  • first operated by John Henry Morse until 1915.
  • in the late 1910s or early 1920s converted into a yacht.
  • bought by aircraft designer Johnny Aherne-Heron, renamed "Colaba", intending to ocean sailing, but because of WWII she remained in a mud berth on the river Hamble.
  • at the end of the 1950s she was briefly sailed by TV producer William Taylor.
  • eventually derigged and converted into a houseboat.
  • in the 1980s begin auf a 8-year restoration for Peter Stuysted in Bristol, GBR participation in classic boat regattas in southern England and Brittany.
  • bought by Dominic Ziegler, major rebuilding at Gweek Boatyard by a team of Cornish boatbuilders, relaunched in the autumn of 2002.