Friday 23 March 2018


Satellite is new to the river, I though perhaps it might be that I haven't been rowing much during the bad weather, but I found the build blog which is a great read, and she has indeed just been launched

She's a Gollant Gaffer designed by Robert Dongray, who is famous for the original Cornish Crabber and many boats in their range including my own Cormorant "Tosh".

The Gollant Gaffer, presumably named after the village up the Fowey River is a lovely pocket cruiser, day sailer, although I recall one owner made an epic voyage across Europe I think to the Bosphorus.

Congratulations to the builder (sorry can't find his name on the blog) I'm sure she's going to be lots of fun.

There's a nice one for sale on brokerage with Wooden Ships.

Length on Deck 18’9″
Length Waterline 17’9″
Beam 7′
Draft 2’9″
Displacement 1500kg


  1. Their blog is quite private but I will point out this post. I think they do follow you.

  2. Thank you for your kind comments about out boat and blog. She has been three year's hard labour but worth every minute. The blog will continue with our observations and learnings from sea trials plus any other esoteric nonsense I feel is worthy !


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