Sail and Motor Yachts

Sail Case Study

“Everybody who sets foot on Polly Agatha says she feels completely different. They like the romance of being out on the water the way people used to do it – they possibly even like a little showmanship.”

Kim Hartley - Owner of Polly Agatha

Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Polly Agatha

"I love it when we arrive in port and people want to come over, talk to us and see the boat. She's a real celebrity."

A pilot cutter is the Range Rover of boats – she is comfortable, she is fast; she will go anywhere and do anything. She is not quite as nimble as a racing boat but is a really solid bit of kit. This sort of boat appeals to someone who wants something a little different. She is very noticeable. If you want to enjoy sailing a boat that looks very special and stands out, then a pilot cutter could well be the boat for you.

“There are some pockets of artisans left practising proper craft and Dave Cockwell is one of them.”

Kim Hartley – Owner of Polly Agatha

Boat Name: Polly Agatha

Type: 45ft Pilot Cutter

Designer: Cockwells | Replica of the Pilot Cutter, Peggy

We created this faithful replica from the original boat’s scantlings using a similar method of construction but with two exceptions.

We broke with tradition and selected bronze over iron for the fixings and crafted the deck from two layers of marine plywood sheathed in epoxy and glass overlaid with 10mm teak, to effectively imbue a traditional hull with the benefits of a modern deck system.

Polly Agatha spectacularly combines the traditional lines of a pilot cutter with up-to-date technology and a luxurious interior hewn from English oak.

Her spacious accommodation includes ten berths, two toilets, a large galley, a navigation area and all the modern conveniences required to license her as a sea school.

Principal Dimensions

LOD: 13.72m ( 45ft)

LWL: 12.19m (40ft)

Beam: 4.11m (13ft 6in)

Draught: 2.29m (7ft 6in)

Displacement: 22 tonnes (approx)

Water capacity: 450 litres (100 gal)

Accommodation and Navigation

Sleeping accommodation for ten

Master cabin with en-suite heads and shower

Galley with double sink, diesel cooker and fridge

Pressurised hot and cold fresh water system throughout the boat with sea water galley pump

A black water system incorporating a 61 litre tank with pump-out facility

Sizeable pilot and navigation station

Raymarine sailing package including two E series displays

Echopilot forward facing sonar

McMurdo Navtex

Comar AIS unit

SeeMe Radar reflector

Machinery and Systems

Main engine: 75 HP Catapillar PRM Gearbox 2:1 with Teleflex / Vetus ancillaries

Willdo hydraulic bow thruster with deck wash facility

Two 150 litre fuel tanks in stainless steel

Digital level sensors and deck filler gauges

12-volt system with batteries arranged for engine start and domestic supply to customer’s requirements

Bespoke main electrical panel

Domestic lighting is LED throughout the vessel with LED night lighting