A classic gaff cutter, Pettifox spends her summers sailing her home coasts of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
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 a small group of friends or family, Pettifox is our fleet’s smallest boat but has been finished to a high standard, comfortably sleeping 4 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 have been recently revamped to better use her space and offer guests a bijou but comfortable experience. A well-designed galley means cooking your own meals are easy 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 quarters 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!
- Total number of berths : 8
- Number of guest berths : 4
- Number of bathrooms : 1 with shower
- Cabin configuration : 2x bunks in fore cabin, 2x bunks in the saloon
- Smoking policy : On deck only
- 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
What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Pettifox?
There are currently no Test & Sail policies in place for the 2022 season.
Is there an age limit for children?
We would recommend 5+ but this can be dependent on family experience so please check with the office.
Are all meals included?
No; a continental breakfast is offered by the Skipper. All other meals are to be eaten ashore at the guests expense.
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?
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.
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
When the boat is connected to shore power or the generator is on. Solar chargers can be a great alternative.
Are bedding and towels provided?
Bedding, yes - Towels, no
Are there life jackets provided?
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.
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