Medway Kent UK|
"Lady of Stavoren" was built in 1939 by Wildschutt & Sons of Gaastmeer, Holland.
Although built in 1939 work was not completed as she was then kept in a barn for the duration of the war. The owner's family were evacuated to England during the war, the owner unfortunately was killed whilst serving his country.
In 1951 his widow brought the boat by freighter to England where she was berthed at Teddington on the Thames. The boat was sold in 1955 and moved to Conyer in Kent where completion of the work was carried out with mast, sails,engine and fitted out. She was used for a number of years as a houseboat.
In 1978 she was sold and again in 1980. In 1986 she was purchased by my father. We sailed her for 9 years until his death in 1995 whereby I took ownership. In 1996 it became apparent that a great deal of work was needed to the hull and over a number of winters the bottom planking to the hull along with all the floors/frames and new keel bolts were replaced.
We continued to sail her until about 2005 but due to family commitments the remaining restoration and fit out was never completed.
|Vessel type:||Traditional Dutch Curly gaff cutter Staverse Jol|
|Designer:||Wildschutt of Gaastmeer|
|Builder:||Wildschutt of Gaastmeer|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||32'|
|Length at waterline:||31'|
|Hull type:||Long Keel|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Displacement:||10 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||30 Gallons|
The accommodation was removed to carry out the restoration. On the port side there is a space for a chart table, there is a u-shape dinette which would convert into a double berth. On the starboard side there is a single berth forwards and the galley is aft with just a sink fitted at the moment, spaces for the cooker and storage. In the forward cabin there is a toilet compartment to port and there is space for a double to port and a single to starboard. with anchor and sail locker forward of that.
She has an Oak keel with oak floors and frames along with all oak planking. All the new bottom planking is fastened with silicon bronze screws. The old keel is fastened with new 5/8" bronze bolts to the new floors. The old topside planking is fastened with the original iron nails and was refastened in the early 80's with screws. She has pine decks with marine plywood over the top and then fibre glassed. Mahogany cabin sides and same as deck on the roof and a Marine plywood cockpit.
In the year 2000 we bought a Peugeot car with a very low mileage 1.9L deisel engine and later bought a marinising kit from TJ Norris and by that winter it was in and running. The car only had 32000 miles on the clock and the engine hasn't done a lot of running hours since. The engine is under the cockpit floor back to front, going through a stainless steel V-drive back to the stern of the boat on a prop shaft.
She has a solid spruce mast, boom and bowsprit, with a short laminated curly gaff
The mainsail and staysail are made from Duradon by James Lawrence in 1987. she also has a polyester Jib and hank on genoa.