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Eve of St Mawes - Boat Specification

Boat Specification - Eve of St Mawes


Eve of St Mawes Dimensions

Length on deck 38’
Length with bowsprit 51’
Beam 12’
Draught 6’ 2”
Engine 42hp
Tonnage 14
Rig Gaff Cutter
Sails: gaff mainsail, gaff topsail, staysail, working jib, flying jib, jib topsail and storm jib.



Built and Designed by Luke Powell, Working Sail.
Launched April 1997 in Exeter Canal Basin.

Ekki keel, oak frames, larch planking, Douglas Fir Mast and bowsprit. The hull is fastened with copper rove nails and the seams are caulked with oakum. The deck seams are pitched. There is a lead keel as well as internal ballast.

Shipwright Luke Powell

Eve was the first pilot cutter replica built by Luke Powell. He went on to build 7 more pilot cutters - Lizzie May, Agnes, Hesper, Ezra, Amelie Rose, Talulluah and Freja. You can read about the designer and builder in his book "Working Sail - My Life in Wooden Boats"


Below Decks

6 single berths with reading lights
Headroom—some low beams
Large oak dining table & serious cooker.
Hot and cold running water
Shower and WC
Full size navigation table
Safety: MCA Code of Practice Category 2, up to 60 miles from a safe haven.

For photos and more on Eve's Accommodation Below Decks


Long Keeled Boats

The underwater profile is Luke Powell's pilot cutters are nearly as admired as their above water lines.

Here is our most 'liked' photo of 'Eve's Bottom' on Classic Sailing Facebook

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