Sail and Motor Yachts

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Type: Custom-built Passenger Ferry

Designer: Cockwells

Launched in 2008, The Duchess of Cornwall was officially christened by her namesake, Camilla.

One of only a handful of such wooden passenger ferries to be built in the UK, she sails between the picturesque Cornish harbours of Falmouth and St Mawes for 364 days each year.

Our designer considered in painstaking detail the issues raised by the low tides of St Mawes, the needs of the crew and the company’s requirement that her look should mirror that of other ferries in the fleet.

As passenger comfort was paramount, we increased the window size, extended the top deck to provide more shelter for those on the lower deck and added a gate in the hull to improve access for wheelchair users when pontoons are available to allow them to embark.

Principal Dimensions

Length Overall: 18.34m

Length Waterline: 16.65m

Beam Overall: 4.80m

Design Draft: 0.736-0.83m

Displacement: Approx. 18tonnes (light) 25 tonnes (full laden)

Speed: 8knots

Engine: Nanni diesel N4.115 Engine (Two main propulsion diesel engines)


240v AC system

Bilge system

Fresh water system

Black water system


Navigation and domestic lighting


Manual hydraulic steering system