Escape is a 43 foot gaff yawl built in 1937. A true classic, she slices through the water offering her guests exhilarating sailing in style

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Escape is a 43-foot wooden classic gaff yawl¬†built in 1937 by Kristensen in Norway. She was originally designed by Colin Archer as a sailing lifeboat but was refined to make her slightly smaller and easier to sail by her owners. Today, her owner and skipper Andy sails his guests around the west country, from Escape’s home port of Dartmouth all the way down to the Isles of Scilly. She’s the perfect vessel for a family holiday or for a group of friends after something a little different – and with great food and drink included in the price, a voyage on Escape won’t be forgotten!

  • Total number of berths : 8
  • Number of guest berths : 6
  • Number of bathrooms : 1
  • Cabin configuration : Open plan
  • Smoking policy : On deck only
  • Builder : K. Christensen, Norway
  • Year built : 1936
  • Displacement : 23 tons
  • Length overall : 43'/13.1m
  • Draft : 6'6"/1.82m
  • Air draft : 64'/19.5m
  • Beam : 14'3"/4.2m
  • Rig : Gaff yawl
  • Number of sails : 5
  • Engine : Nanni 4115 4cyl 115hp
  • Crew : 2
  • Licensed for day sails? : Yes
  • Waterproofs supplied? : Yes
  • Language spoken on board?


  • Are waterproofs provided?

    Yes - free of charge!

  • What's included?

    All your meals, snacks, soft drinks and hot drinks.

  • What diets do you cater for?

    Vegetarian and vegan diets catered for.

  • Are all bunks private?

    The double bed cabin has a door but is the only access to the bathroom. The other single bunks are within the saloon area.

Skipper profile

Andy Pomeroy

From a 10ft dinghy at ten years old, Andy has owned and skippered several boats, and is also a helmsman at the local RNLI station!

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Life onboard


Escape is a small, eight person classic yacht that is perfect for a family holiday or a group of friends after something a little different.

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The History of


Escape is a classic yacht with an extensive history that was used for many things before becoming the charter yacht she is today.

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