Eve is not long on deck, but her bowsprit stretches this to 51’ overall and allows her to carry up to 3 headsails and 1200 square feet of sail. In stronger winds she is easily reefed and has a powerful steady motion that will help you find your sea-legs.
Eve owes her heritage to the pilot cutters of the Isles of Scilly. Rugged and versatile craft built to withstand the rigours of the Western Approaches in comfort and safety; these little ships were fast, weatherly and immensely strong.
Built in 1996 by Luke Powell of Working Sail, many people mistake Eve for an old boat; such is the sense of history within her solid new timbers. Constructed entirely traditionally from the best materials available, Eve was built to last. She has been admired, photographed and written about countless times.
We painted her hull a distinctive blue to match the vibrant colours of the sea in her home waters - Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and Brittany. Classic Sailing is based in Portscatho with Eve sailing from nearby St Mawes so she is very much our 'flagship' and ambassador for the company. Our ethos of 'Adventure Afloat and Exploration Ashore' and love of wildlife is a thread that runs through many of the voyages we offer, but on Eve we have developed it into a distinctive style of adventure charter voyage.
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