Merlin 48

Type: Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter | Replica of Peggy


Designer: Cockwells

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.


Her owner uses Merlin for corporate and private charters, wildlife expeditions and charitable work in the UK, Brittany, the Baltic and further afield. You can read more about her here.

  • Length overall 14.6m
  • Length waterline 13.1m
  • Beam 4.11m
  • Design draft 2.29m
  • Displacement 26t
  • Speed 7 knots
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Key Features
  • Oak rudder fitted with wooden tiller complete with bronze fittings and copper strap
  • Rig Mast type: Nobel spars
  • SKB Terylene sails in off-white
  • Deck and cockpit finished in teak
  • Starboard double birth
  • Mirror and shallow drawer with shelves as dressing area
  • Skylight
  • 12V DC system and sockets
  • 240V AC system shore power and sockets
  • VHF antenna and GPS aerial
  • Electric toilet
  • Cockwells - water icon
    Hot and cold water
  • Heater

I have sailed her for many seasons now and I’m absolutely delighted with her. She consistently impresses me and I’m very pleased with the nature of the boat, her build quality and how she sails.”

Tristan Rowe

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Tristan Rowe

After-Sales Director


Tristan has amassed more than 20 years’ experience in customer care within the marine industry.

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