Cachalot

Cachalot

Cachalot

Cachalot

Cachalot

Cachalot

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Cachalot
Boat Type: 
Gaff Cutter
Boat Length: 
41ft
Boat Beam: 
9ft 10ins
Boat Draft: 
5ft
Boat Displacement: 
6.8 tons
Boat Engine: 
6hp Stuart Turner
Boat Construction: 
Carvel
Boat Builder: 
R Saunders, Folkstone
Boat Year: 
1900
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The advertisement in 'The Yachtsman' of 14th October 1897, three years before she was commissioned, did not overstate the virtues of Cachalot. Locals say that she is the only sailing yacht ever to be built in Folkestone. It was not until 1936 that she first had a small Stuart Turner 6 hp auxiliary engine, so she almost certainly crossed the Channel to Dunkirk under sail.

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