Good for

  • Cruising
  • Exploration
  • Ocean passages
  • Training
  • Wildlife
  • Winter sun
  • Sun
  • Racing


  • 2 - 6 days
  • 1 week +
  • 2 weeks +

Our Daddy

Our Daddy is a 45ft Cornish lugger, carrying 2,500 square feet of sail; she was built in Looe, Cornwall in 1921.

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Built in Looe in 1921, Our Daddy was the last fishing lugger built of its type. Since leaving her fishing roots behind and becoming a charter vessel in the 1970s, she has since been renovated again and her rich history realised in 2017 when she was awarded a place on the very prestigious National Historic Ships register and awarded regional flagship of the year.

Now based in the lovely seaside town of Dartmouth, Devon, Our Daddy is proudly owned by friends Tim and Steve who operate her exclusively as a charter vessel; a much more relaxed approach than to her previous working life!

Offering day experiences, long weekend or week-long charters, events and even some filming work, Our Daddy provides a perfect base if you want to learn more about life on the water or simply want to experience something new and relax aboard a ship full of maritime history.

From day sails out of her hometown along the Devon coast to a crossing over the English Channel to the Channel Islands and even France; you’ll be in safe hands with Skippers Tim and Steve who are both RYA instructors and have a wealth of knowledge and experience on the water. Not only just a sailing experience, holidays on Our Daddy offer views of unique coastlines, abundant wildlife, and excellent food all included in the price.

Read more about your holiday on board Our Daddy here.

Tim and Steve look forward to welcoming you aboard Our Daddy and hope you enjoy the experience of sailing aboard this boat of Cornish Fishing history.


  • Total number of berths : 8
  • Number of guest berths : 6
  • Number of bathrooms : 1 shared bathroom
  • Cabin configuration : 6 berth shared cabin
  • Smoking policy : Above decks only
  • Are waterproofs supplied? : Yes
  • Builder : Richard Pearce
  • Year built : 1921
  • Displacement : 25 tonnes
  • Length overall : 13.7m/45' (exc. bowsprit)
  • Draft : 2.13m/7'
  • Air draft : 14m/45'9"
  • Beam : 4.1m/13'4"
  • Rig : Lugger (non-standing)
  • Sail area : 232.25m²/2,500'²
  • Number of sails : 5
  • Engine : Volvo D5-AT 135hp
  • Number of crew : 2
  • Are all meals included?

    Yes all meals are included on board (breakfast, lunch, dinner and soft/hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.

  • What language is spoken onboard?


  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    Our Daddy has 6 berths in a shared cabin

  • Is there WIFI?

    No, but you should easily be able to pick up 3G/4G signal from the land. Please make sure if travelling abroad, that your phone is set up for international/European calling.

  • Is there an age limit?

    No, but please double check when booking if you have under 8's.

  • How many showers/toilets does she have?

    Our Daddy has one combined toilet and shower cubicle.

  • Are there life jackets provided?


  • Are there waterproofs provided?

    Yes but feel free to bring your own if you wish.

  • Will I be seasick?

    Everyone reacts differently but we recommend taking tablets 24 hours before departure if you have any concerns.

  • Do I need sailing experience?

    No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.

Skipper profile

Steve Styles and Tim Sunderland

Jointly owned and skippered by Steve Styles and Tim Sunderland. Both have been hands on doing all the renovation work so know almost every single nail and bolt on the boat.

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Life onboard

Our Daddy

Whether you wish to sit back enjoy the scenery and relax with a cool drink or take the helm and get involved in sailing the vessel either end of the spectrum or anywhere in between can be accommodated.

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The History of

Our Daddy

Our Daddy was built in Looe Cornwall in 1921 by local boat builder Dick Pearce. She was commissioned by the Pengelly family and built to join their fleet of fishing boats.

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Our range of vessels enables us to offer several destinations all over the globe. Which adventure will you choose?

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Our Fleet

With vessels of all sizes and each with a unique history and construction, there is no shortage of choice for your sailing holiday.

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