Sail and Motor Yachts

Completed Projects

Type: 48ft Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter

Designer: Cockwells | Replica of the 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.

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.

Principal Dimensions

Length Overall: 14.6m

Length Waterline: 13.1m

Beam Overall: 4.11m

Design Draft: 2.29m

Displacement: Approx. 26tonnes

Speed: 7 knots


12V DC system and sockets

240V AC system shore power and sockets

VHF antenna and GPS aerial

Hot and cold running water

Galley with fridge, hob, oven


Electric toilet

Oak rudder fitted with wooden tiller complete with bronze fittings and copper strap

Rig Mast type: Nobel spars

Sails (SKB Terylene in off-white)

Deck and cockpit finished in teak

Aft cabin with en-suite

Starboard double birth

Mirror and shallow drawer with shelves as dressing area