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Sold – 40ft. LOOE LUGGER, Alan Pape design, steel built 2002 Bristol – Lying: Somerset

Boat Details

Overall Length: 40ft on deck
Waterline: 37ft
Beam: 12ft
Draught: 6ft 10ins
Displacement: 18 Tons T M (46,305 lbs disp.)
Engine: 65hp Perkins Diesel Engine
Berths: Five Berths in Three Cabins
Sail: West Country Lugger Rig
Designer: Alan Pape
Builder: Bristol Marine
Year Built: 2002
Location: Somerset


ELEANOR B was built at Bristol Marine between 2000 and 2002 of rolled steel plating to the classic lines of an Alan Pape design. This replica Looe Lugger design is based on the West Country lugger TALISMAN FY242 built in 1898.

ELEANOR B is configured for solo sailing having a slightly reduced rig for ease of handling, with all sheet leads and controls operated from the aft cockpit. Steel plate hull, flush decks and bulwarks.


Traditional style, pine and hardwood interior with foam insulated hull lining.

One double berth forward cabin with en-suite chemical WC.
One double berth aft and three single berths with fabric-covered cushions
Ample galley space with deep sink and hand pump
2-burner methylated spirit stove
Kettle, crockery and cutlery,
Heads compartment with marine toilet and washbasin

Both main, mizzen, retractable bowsprit and bumpkin built of Finnish Pine.

Foreyard – Finnish Pine. Storm-yard – Douglas Fir. Mizzen-yard – Aluminium tube

Blocks, all handmade English elm 6” × 5”, with Nylon ‘90’ sheaves on 12 mm
stainless pins in galvanised frames.

Sail wardrobe:
Fore lugsail – dipping or fixed with reef points
Storm fore lugsail
Large jib
Small jib furling on large bronze Wykeham Martin roller
Storm staysail with reef
Mizzen fixed lugsail

Running gear, winches and capstans:
Sheets and halyards-combination of braid on braid and 3-strands Terylene
Yards hoisted on Nylon ‘90’ mast sheaves with 24mm diameter stainless steel pins
4 x two-speed Antal winches
Vetus anchor capstan with 10 mm galvanised chain.
2 x 12-volt sheet warp and halyard handling capstans at cockpit position with jamming cleats.

Bower 1 -60lb CQR with stainless steel swivel
Bower 2 -25lb plough
Kedge-40lb Admiralty pattern (Fisherman’s Type)

Other gear:
New spare bronze propeller
Spare water pump impeller and engine oil filters
Boat hooks
Heaving lines
Many spare warps
2 binoculars
Ball & Cone Set
Navico tiller pilot

Manual – Whale gusher in the cockpit

Canadian diesel heater in the saloon

Fire extinguishers (out of date)
Offshore flare pack (out of date)
Two off horseshoe MOB buoys
MOB Danbuoy
Mizzenmast MOB retrieval block system
4 adult lifejackets, one child lifejacket

Fuel and water:
80 gallons of diesel in bilge tank
100 L flexible water tank – deck filled

Communications and instruments:
Standard Horizon handheld VHF HX851
IC0M-421 fixed DSC VHF radio
Garmin GPS 152
Depth gauge
Paddlewheel log
GPS and depth repeaters at chart table
Magnetic steel boat compass

Inflatable dinghy with wooden floor
2hp four-stroke Honda outboard motor
Boarding ladders- 1 solid and 1 rope

Propulsion and power supplies:
Perkins 65hp diesel engine, about 1100 hours.
Techno drive gearbox
Vetus shaft and 18×10 LH 3-blade propeller
PSS dripless seal (installed 2011)
2×12v 110 AH batteries
2×6v deep cycle capstan batteries linked in series
(all batteries were replaced in 2014)
ADVERC split charging system


A rare steel example of the traditional Cornish Lugger, recently built and offering a great opportunity to purchase a heritage style vessel fitted out for long-distance cruising or living aboard. October 2019 new mast and spars.

GUIDE: Sold – May 2020

LYING: Bristol Channel