- WORKING SAIL
- SAILING CHARTERS
- TRADITIONAL BOAT CONSTRUCTION
- WORKING SAIL’S PILOT CUTTER’S
- WORKING SAIL SHOP
- Pilot cutter history
- My account
Working Sail builds classic wooden sailing vessels for the connoisseur who wants to stand out from the crowd and own a piece of craftsmanship that is rarely rivalled in the new boat market of today. Recreating vessels from our rich maritime heritage Working Sail are bringing to life the lost traditions and beautiful craft of the past. Based on the lines of the pilot cutters from the Isles of Scilly, which were renowned for their seaworthiness and performance, each vessel is individually designed by designer/shipwright Luke Powell.
Traditional materials and methods
Our vessels are built using only traditional materials and methods of construction to the highest possible standard. Each vessel is solidly built using grown oak frames, larch planking and is bronze fastened throughout, giving great strength and longevity. The hardwood decks are caulked with oakum and pitched in the traditional fashion while the hardwood capping rail, coachroof, skylight and hatches are bright varnished.