A beautiful 45ft Pilot Cutter, Polly Agatha is based in Portland, Dorset and is perfect for adventure sailing and coastal exploration.
Polly Agatha was built in 2008 and her design was based on the classic design of the original “Peggy”, a Bristol Pilot Cutter. Pilot Cutters were designed to take their crews out into the wildest seas and keep them safe and as comfortable as possible. At the end of their era, it is not surprising that so many vessels became private yachts and their design is still being used to this day for sailing and charter yachts.
Externally Polly Agatha remains much in line with the design of the original Peggy with the traditional lines of a pilot cutter. Internally, however, Polly Agatha is fitted out with a beautiful modern interior and equipped with all the latest technology ensuring her guests’ optimum comfort.
She spends her sailing season exploring the beautiful Channel Islands, The Solent and sailing over the English Channel to the French coast for the maritime festivals of Paimpol and Brest and Douarnenez.
Currently based in Portland, Polly Agatha has been sailing these waters for the last decade and her owner and skipper Mark knows the area well. The white cliffs of the beautiful Jurassic coastline are the perfect backdrop for sailing Polly. Spending her life so far as a charter vessel, she always has her guests in mind and her accommodation is well considered. Mark and his crew will give you a totally relaxed holiday experience and encourage you to be actively involved, showing you the ropes and sharing their maritime knowledge.
- Total number of berths : 10
- Number of guest berths : 6
- Number of bathrooms : 2
- Cabin configuration : 1x Double, 2x bunk bed
- Smoking policy : No Smoking
- Builder : Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilders
- Year built : 2008
- Displacement : 25 tons
- Length overall : 13.72m/45'
- Draft : 2.29m/7'6"
- Beam : 4.11m/13'6"
- Rig : Gaff Cutter
- Number of sails : 5
- Engine : Caterpillar 75HP
- Crew : 2
- Licensed for day sails? : Yes
- Waterproofs supplied? : Yes
- Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price except one evening per trip where guests can eat onshore (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and soft/hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
- Can you cater for dietary needs?
- What language is spoken onboard?
- What are the sleeping arrangements?
Polly Agatha has one private double cabin and 4 single berths in a bunk bed formation in a shared cabin.
- How many toilet/showers does she have?
Polly Agatha has two bathrooms
- Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
- Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Yes, there are 12V USB cigarette lighter points available at all times. 240V standard socket charging is available when Escape is hooked up to shore power or when the generator is on.
- Are there life jackets provided?
- Are Waterproofs provided?
Yes, Mark has some available.
- Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.
- 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.
Based in Delightful Dorset Mark Boardman is the proud owner and skipper of Pilot Cutter, Polly Agatha.Read more
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