Honnor Marine - Builders of Classic Boats for over 50 years - Original Devon Boats
This advert is for a new boat, ready to sail including rig, ex engine and trailer. orders are now being taken for delivery in time for the 2019 season.
Original Devon Boats are famous for combining stability, with classic lines, at an affordable price. Built from the original Drascombe moulds but with an upgraded specification to RCD category C and all mainsails are loose-footed for extra safety.
These shallow-drafted boats can be supplied with an easy launch trailer, so they are ideal for trailer sailing and exploring shallow waters where larger vessels cannot go.
Honnor Marine builds boats for Outdoor Adventure Centres, Scout Groups, the RYA Sailability Scheme and of course, families who love the outdoors and adventure. The iconic look of tan sails, wooden spars and bronze fittings, evokes a nostalgic feeling that is appreciated by all ages. You can sail, motor or row and if you decide to camp, there is a bespoke tent to fit all models. You will probably see more Honnor Marine Luggers in British waters than any other type of traditional sailing boat sporting classic tan sails.
There is a growing trend for sailors of larger boats to down-scale to an Original Devon Boat, thus saving on expensive mooring costs. These trailer sailers are easy to launch, recover and can even be sailed single-handed.
The Longboat is light and elegant and can be sailed with ease and agility.
She is 6.63m (21ft.9") in length. With its clinker style construction, a feature of all our boats adding rigidity to the hull , as well as good looks.
Fully rigged, there's 15.97 sq mtrs (172sq ft ) of sail to power the boat through the water. A 6hp out board motor is recommended to use when the wind drops. The Longboat is roomy and stable enough for fishing expeditions. With a shallow draft, kick up rudder and steel reinforced stem, she is the ideal boat to explore coves and backwaters with alacrity