A faithful recreation of the original Isles of Scilly pilot cutter, Agnes, she spends her days exploring the Cornish coast while offering guests exhilarating sailing!
Agnes is a 46ft wooden pilot cutter, owned and built by Luke Powell in 2003 – the flagship of his boat-building company.
Traditionally rigged a gaff cutter, she has the ability to fly 5 sails, depending on the weather. She is tiller steered and all sails are pulled up manually, so there is plenty for the guests to get involved with if they so desire. She was built with a traditional oak frame and planked with Douglas fir mast and spars.
Originally designed and built for speed and seaworthiness, these sturdy vessels would carry pilots out to sea, meeting ocean-going ships arriving with cargos bound for Europe. Whatever the weather and however rough the seas these courageous cutters were an integral part of maritime life in the south-west of England.
Down below, you are welcomed into a cosy saloon with cushioned seating around a large table for all the guests and crew. There are six guest berths arranged around an open-plan cabin situated forward of the mast. She has one head, with a pull-out shower attachment for when we can’t get ashore.
The professional and friendly crew of two are always thoughtful hosts, effortlessly sharing a passion for sailing, discovering beautiful anchorages and feasting on freshly prepared meals. She will sail with a skipper, mate/cook and spends her sailing season exploring the coasts of Cornwall and Devon with voyages across to the Isles of Scilly, the Channel Islands and the Breton Coast.
- Total number of berths : 8
- Number of guest berths : 6
- Number of bathrooms : 1 (pull out shower only)
- Cabin configuration : Open fore cabin
- Smoking policy : On deck only
- Registered : Falmouth
- Builder : Luke Powell, Working Sail LTD
- Year built : 2003
- Length overall : 14m (20.1 with bowsprit)
- Displacement : 26T
- Draft : 2.7m
- Air Draft : 21m mast height
- Beam : 4.3m
- Number of Sails : 5
- Rig : Pilot Cutter
- Sail Area : 177mSQ
- Engine : Perkins - 64HP
- Crew : 2
- Licensed for day sails? : Yes, 10 guests
- Waterproofs supplied? : Yes
What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Agnes?
Agnes is still running a Test & Sail Policy for the 2022 sailing season whether guests are vaccinated or not. Please refer to our COVID page for more information.
Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, Vegetarian, Dairy and Gluten Free diets can be accomodated. Please let us know at time of booking. Unfortunately we are unable to provide a Vegan menu.
What language is spoken onboard?
What are the sleeping arrangements?
6 berths in the open fore cabin
How many toilet/showers does she have?
1 bathroom with a pull out shower. Water is limited so on-shore showers are preferred.
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
Is there an age limit?
On public voyages yes, please check as each voyage is different. Private charter age limits depend on experience but preferably 5+ years.
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?
Offshore sailing jackets/trousers are available from Agnes while sailing but please bring your own jacket for going ashore.
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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