Annabel J is a local boat, based on the Hamble, she was constructed some 15 years ago to the lines of Marguerita T, a famous pilot cutter built in 1893
and sailed by the Bristol pilot Frank Trott.
The designers of Annabel J, Duchy Boatyard Services, have managed to combine modern materials while retaining the traditional elements, ideas and character of the pilot cutters.
At 54 feet in length on deck and 40 tons displacement Annabel J is one of the largest of her type, yet she is fast thanks to her large, powerful and well planned sail plan. She has left more than a few modern yachts in her wake.