Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Mary Amelia MN59"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Mary Amelia MN59, Volker Gries, Colne Smack and Barge Match Race, Brightlingsea, GB , 09/2006

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Colne Smack and Barge Match Race, Brightlingsea, GB,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Mary Amelia MN59
Registered port:Leigh-on-Sea
Type of rigging:KUTTER
Type of ship:Thames Bawley Smack
Year built:1914
Yard:Howard & Sons, Southend-on-Sea, GBR
Length:10.36 m
Breadth:3.35 m
Draught:0.90 m
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 26 Jan 2022

  • built in 1914 at the shipyard of Howard & Sons, Southend-on-Sea, GBR for the Osbourne family for catching shells out of Leigh-on-Sea, GBR.
  • fitted with an engine in the 1920s, operated out of Burnham on Crouch, GBR until the 1930s.
  • sank whilst anchored at Pin Mill, but purchased by Colin Fox in 1981 and restored.
  • bought by a film producer and kept at St. Katharines Dock in London, GBR in the early 1990s.
  • purchased by Jonathan Simper in 2001, major rebuilt in 2008/09 with replacing 70% of the structure of the vessel.
  • provides day and weekend trips as well as evening cruises on the river Deben by Simpers of Ramsholt Traditional Boat Charters.


Website (English, 26 Jan 2022):
Mary Amelia MN59: charter website with a short description, photo and contact