Good for

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

Duration

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

Pettifox

A classic gaff cutter, Pettifox spends her summers sailing her home coasts of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

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Pettifox was built on the Isles of Scilly in 1992. She was the last classic wooden boat of her kind to be built on the islands and is still sailing and exploring the Cornish coasts today. Offering guests a chance to experience life under sail in arguably one of the most beautiful sailing locations of the UK.

Perfect for small groups of family or friends, Pettifox is one of the smallest of our fleet but she has been finished to a high standard, comfortably sleeping 4-6 guests.

Her easy rig makes her a dream to sail and the perfect boat to get involved with. Her Skipper Johnny has been sailing all his life making him the perfect guide to learning the ropes. That being said, she can be sailed single-handedly so if you simply want to sit back, relax and inhale that fresh sea air while taking in the views, that’s just fine too!

Below decks has been recently revamped to make better use of her space and offer guests a bijou but comfortable experience. A well-designed galley means home-cooked meals are top of the menu and you can sit back and enjoy them on her beautifully bespoke oak plank table or perhaps on deck under the stars.

Sleeping arrangements are cosy with two single bunks in the fore cabin and two single bunks set back in the saloon. Two smaller bunks can be made available for children should you wish to bring the whole family. The crew have separate sleeping corners and there is a toilet and pull out shower onboard too.

With consideration given to energy supply and consumption, she has even been set up to accommodate “off-grid” living so she can comfortably visit those remote locations with not a soul in sight.

She’ spends her sailing season with voyages exploring the coasts of Cornwall with a stint in the Isles of Scilly where you can fly direct to St Mary’s and meet her straight over there giving you maximum time to explore the islands!

Accommodation
  • Total number of berths : 8
  • Number of guest berths : 4
  • Number of bathrooms : 1 with shower
  • Cabin configuration : 2x bunks in fore cabin, 2x bunk in the saloon
  • Smoking policy : On deck only
Particulars
  • Registered : Isles of Scilly
  • Builder : Peter Martin & Alfie Hicks
  • Year built : 1992
  • Length overall : 36' (48' with bowsprit)
  • Displacement : 12T
  • Draft : 6'
  • Beam : 12'
  • Number of Sails : 5
  • Rig : Gaff Cutter
  • Sail Area : 1000sft
  • Engine : 55hp Volvo
  • Crew : 2
  • Licensed for day sails? : Yes
  • Waterproofs supplied? : No
  • Are all meals included?

    Yes, all meals onboard are included in the price, except on Isles of Scilly voyages where 2 meals are to be eaten ashore at the guests expense. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.

  • Can you cater for dietary needs?

    Yes, Vegetarian diets can be accommodated. Please let us know at the time of booking of other dietary needs.

  • What language is spoken onboard?

    English

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    4 adult berths (2x fore cabin bunks, 2x saloon bunks), a further 2 child bunks can be made available as needed.

  • How many toilet/showers does she have?

    1 bathroom with a pull out shower.

  • Is there an age limit?

    Voyage dependent. Please check with the office.

  • Is there WIFI?

    No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.

  • Can I charge my phone/Camera?

    Yes

  • Are bedding and towels provided?

    Bedding, yes - Towels, no

  • Are there life jackets provided?

    Yes

  • Are Waterproofs provided?

    No, please bring your own.

  • Do I need sailing experience?

    No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure and a want to get actively involved.

  • Will I be sea sick?

    Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.

Skipper profile

Johnny Barley

Owned & skippered Cornish born Johnny Barley.

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Life onboard

Pettifox

Relax, kick back & enjoy island life under sail.

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The History of

Pettifox

The last of her kind to be built in the Isles of Scilly.

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