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When you commission a boat from us, you become part of the Cockwells family and join our exclusive Owners’ Club through which you can share your voyages and experiences, and participate in special events.
With an enviable track record of building beautiful bespoke boats, Cockwells’ reputation spreads far and wide. Here you can chart the course of some of the voyages of discovery that have been undertaken by some of the owners of our boats.
Type: 48ft Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter
Designer: Cockwells, Replica of Pilot Cutter Peggy
Merlin is three feet longer than Peggy to provide a larger saloon and workshop space.
Crafted over two years, we followed traditional methods, constructing her hull from an oak frame and larch planking cut from the round, and casting bespoke bronze fittings to the highest standards.
Merlin’s build was featured over seven monthly issues of Classic Boat magazine in 2010. You can read the article in News and Press.
Her owner uses Merlin for corporate and private charters, wildlife expeditions and charitable work in the UK, Brittany, the Baltic and further afield.