Resolute

Resolute

Resolute

Resolute

Resolute

Resolute

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Resolute
Boat Type: 
Gaff Cutter Bawley
Boat Length: 
36ft
Boat Beam: 
11ft
Boat Draft: 
2ft
Boat Displacement: 
5.88 tons
Boat Engine: 
Kelvin J3
Boat Construction: 
Carvel, pitch pine on oak
Boat Builder: 
Haywards, Southend
Boat Year: 
1927
Member of the Restoration Trust

The cockle fishermen of Leigh-on-Sea on the shallow Northern, Essex shore of the Thames estuary were used to handling their cockle Bawley sailing ships in all weathers and in tricky, shallow waters. For a little extra income - and excitement - they used to crew in the famous J-Class yachts of the gentry during the nineteen-twenties and thirties. It was after four of these racing yachts that the Resolute and her sister ships, the Reliance, Defender and Endeavour were named.

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