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Kings Lynn Smack

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16.46m (54'0")


Wood carvel

Underwater profile
Shallow Long Keel


Near Plymouth, Devon UK (by appointment only)


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Extra Details

Designer Worfolk Bros
Builder Worfolk Bros Kings Lynn
Lying Near Plymouth, Devon UK (by appointment only)


Engine beds provided for a wing engine


LOA 16.46m (54'0")
LOD 11.58m (38'0")
LWL 11.28m (37'0")
Beam 3.35m (11'0")
Draft Min 1.25m (4'1")
Draft Max 1.25m (4'1")
Airdraft 20.12m (66'0")
Displacement 14,000kg (30,870.0lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage Ashore


Gaff rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with galvanised standing rigging (2005)


Headsail Jeckles - Furling (2009)
Other sails Staysail (Hank on) (unknown year)
Ghoster (huge) BSG (unknown year)
Top Sail (main) (2006)
Top Sail (Jib) (unknown year)

Gaff rigged cutter

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Shallow Long Keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 3
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick

Headroom lower up forward

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Beaching legs tick

2 sheet winches
Manual windlass
1 anchors
3.00m (9'10") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of warp

Safety Equipment

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Restored east coast Fishing Smacks seem to be in revival and can be seen looking almost majestic at classic regattas. These low freeboard working boats exude the traditional design and build of the hard working vessel of yesteryear.

This example built back in Kings Lynn by the Norfolk Bros in 1902 was rescued by the current owner in 1998.

Completely rebuilt from the keel up and relaunched in 2005, this work was carried out by the current owner who is a professional shipwright.

Now due to other commitments & a change in circumstances, the owner has decided to sell the vessel. She is ashore in a working boat yard in the Plymouth area and is ready for another kind soul, with a love of wooden boats, to take her on and bring her back to her former glory.

Registered on the historic ships register.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Kings Lynn Smack has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy & Jo Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments (1)

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Cyriel VanHulle
Member Since:
Strange, yesterday,saw the same boat, specifications on a other bootssellers site?
was to beautiful to be thruth.
2018-10-22 15:20:44
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