Life on Board Polly Agatha

Polly Agatha gives her guests exhilarating sailing opportunities whilst offering ultimate comfort below decks.

This beautiful replica of an original Pilot Cutter is based in Portland, Dorset. The surrounding coastlines are fascinating and are home to the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site on the Dorset and east Devon coast, known for its interesting geology and landforms.

Polly Agatha is proud to call these waters home and there is no better way to explore and experience this coastline than under sail. Often sailing from Weymouth, she sails around the stunning Dorset and South Devon Coast, down to Cornwall and over the English Channel, following in the sailing paths of her ancestors. Having spent many years working and sailing the Channel Islands and the north French coast, Mark knows these sailing grounds like the back of his hand.  Mark and his crew will sail you around these beautiful coastlines and love guests to get actively involved. They will show you the ropes if you’d like to get involved or give you the chance to sit back, relax and soak up the scenery, wildlife and fresh air.

Below decks, she has a modern and luxurious interior using solid English Oak. Her layout is well considered and proportioned, with guest accommodation including a large master cabin with a jack and jill toilet and shower. There is a traditional head in the bow and a forward cabin with four single berths in a bunk bed formation. She has a large galley for the chef to prepare those delicious meals after a good day of sailing in the fresh air and a saloon with a dining area.

Polly Agatha tends to base meals on board around a hearty “home cooking” style”, using locally sourced produce, home-made preserves, eggs from our own hens and (time allowing!) home-baked bread.

Breakfast, according to time constraints and appetites, may vary from the lighter end – toast, cereals, fruit and yoghurts to a heartier ‘full English’. Depending on weather and circumstances, lunch could include home-made soups, pasties, home-baked bread, cheeses, cold meats and salads. Evening meals could comprise of a chilli con-carne, Skipper’s speciality seafood spaghetti, lasagne and roast chicken. Tea and fresh coffee are available on demand as well as a snack box of biscuits and delicious home-made cake.

When in France you would not want to miss the opportunity to enjoy fresh baguettes, croissants, farmers’ market produce, French fruit, vegetables and local cheeses, not to mention the magnificent oysters from Cancale or St Vaast, fresh mussels for moules-mariniere and delicious French wine. Mark and his wife also make their own jams and preserves and have their own hens eggs which Mark brings along too!

Mark does have a small alcohol collection aboard as any good skipper would, but he invites you to bring your own if you would like.

Skipper profile

Mark Boardman

Based in Delightful Dorset Mark Boardman is the proud owner and skipper of Pilot Cutter, Polly Agatha.

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Polly Agatha

Polly Agatha is perfect for singles, groups or adventurous families looking for a holiday with a difference!

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Polly Agatha

Polly Agatha was built in 2008 and is a brand new replica of the famous Bristol Pilot Cutter.

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