Built in 1904 as a 40’ cutter fitted with a centreplate, designed by W Stoba of Fleetwood, Lancashire for the local fishing fleet.
“Won the trophy for best catches of the year in 1905 and proved to be a fast easily worked boat of advanced design. In later years, having had twin engines fitted, PROVIDER worked from Liverpool and North Wales registered number (LL282) before being brought to Barrow for conversion into a yacht.” (North Western Sail, Alan Lockett).
Originally a 40 foot cutter with a 10 foot 8 inches beam and 5 foot draught, she is now, with the addition of a clipper bow increased to 44 feet in length, being converted by Mr Frank J Harris at Barrow in Furness.
Purchased by the current owner in 1986, the 18hp twin Saab engine with variable pitch propeller was removed and replaced with an 80hp Volvo wing engine and fixed propeller and more recently with a pair 48hp BETA diesels. At this time the centerboard was removed to provide improved the accommodation. (the previous owner stated that the centerboard was constantly jamming and at any rate the improvement in performance was not noticeable, and that the board constantly worked if lowered).
The rig was inspired by the American schooners of Chesapeake Bay, and she is now a gaff schooner.
46ft. Carvel Planked auxiliary schooner with wooden masts.
Carvel built, oak keel and frames, pitch pine below the waterline and larch above. Teak laid decks with marine ply sub-deck.
Length overall; 14.15m
Length waterline 10.77m
Marine Surveys 18/06/2019 and 13/01/2020 by James Hale Dip Mar Sur MRINA.
Boat Safety Scheme 10/02/2020 to 09/02/2024.
An historic former Morecambe Bay Prawner, professionally converted to a sturdy gaff schooner. In current ownership some forty-seven, years cruising the beautiful Loch Fyne and West Coast of Scotland. An impressive, head turning little ship ideal for extended cruising or living aboard. In commission.
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