Boats for Sale

Cachalot for Sale

The only Nobby built by the Limit Motor Boat Co., Barrow in Furness Cumbria. The builders were John Ingram and Fred Rollinson, father of Alex Rollinson, a retired Liverpool river pilot. She was built originally for Jack Mount of Morecambe and launched in 1930.  Jack had her for only four years before selling her to Bill Higgins of Heswell in 1934.

Cachalot was handed down through the family until sold to Andy Williams in 1996. A seven-year rebuild followed and she now proves to be a fast sailer. Lawrence sails. JF feathering prop. Hollow mast. Kelvin engine.

OIRO: £12,000
Contact Andy Williams.
[email protected]

Polly - SOLD

One of the larger Morecombe Bay Prawners, 'Polly'. Currently moored on the River Mersey. Built by Cross Fields of Arnside, 1906.
Overall length excluding bowsprit 37.67 ft
Beam 10.5 ft. Draft 4.5 ft.
Contact Tom Middlebrook in the first instance.
[email protected]

Empress for Sale - SOLD

Reluctant sale of Empress due to work commitments, she has been much improved in my ownership having £20k+ spent on her, often showing the Essex smacks the way home in races.



PEGGY 36ft: Morecambe Bay Prawner / Lancashire Nobby
Peggy(1) - 2005
Peggy is an ex-working prawning boat, believed built about 1910 by Crossfields at Arnside, and worked out of Maryport (registration number MT13). We have owned her for sixteen years and Peggy has shown herself to be a fast and capable cruiser/racer; she achieves good passage times as well as being stable and comfortable in a seaway.  Winner Liverpool Nobby race in ’93 '97 and ’95, and Bateman Cup in East Coast OG race 2002.  In 2013 we were lucky enough to be able to be part of the OGA circumnavigation of the UK and came to realise how very manageable and enjoyable she is to sail with just two crew. At 36ft on deck, 11ft beam and about 5ft max drought, she is one of the larger prawners. Her cabin is spacious; she can sleep 5 in two cabins plus W.C./wash room.

We have maintained her fit for extended cruising. All her sails, standing rigging, and running rigging have been renewed by us. The picture of her sailing (taken a few years ago) shows her cruising rig; other sails include lightweight racing jib and staysail, topsail and various reaching foresails. All the sails and rigging are in good or excellent condition. Her spars and hull are in very good condition - her bowsprit was replaced with one in laminated spruce about ten years ago. Her engine is really excellent- powerful and reliable: a Nanni 4-43HD; 4 cylinders 2.2-litre engine with water-cooled gearbox; this drives a Brunton 18inch self-adjusting three-bladed propeller, that automatically feathers when sailing; this was all new and installed in winter 2013/14, and has had little use. 120 litres capacity of diesel. 60litres of fresh water. Jabsco toilet is about 5 years old. Nelson cooker – gimbled with two burners plus grill and oven, VHF radio and Garmin plotter was all new for the 2013 trip. She has a Reflexes diesel cabin heater. Recent photos show the cockpit cuddy and stern railing that we fitted for 2013, but this is easily removed if so desired.

Asking price £19000 all offers would be considered.
Phil & Rose-Marie Newman. 01473 414358 e:  [email protected]

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