45ft. LOOE LUGGER ‘Our Daddy’ – 1921 – Fully Restored – Charter Specification – Lying: South Devon


Boat Details

Overall Length: 45ft. (77ft. 6ins over spars)
Waterline: 44ft.
Beam: 13ft 4ins
Draught: 7ft.
Displacement: 20.49 Tons
Engine: 130hp Volvo Penta D5-T Diesel (2008)
Berths: Eight Berths
Sail: Lug Rig sets 2,500 sq.ft.
Designer: Traditional Cornish
Builder: Richard Pearce, Fowey
Year Built: 1921
Location: South Devon


OUR DADDY was built in Looe, Cornwall in 1921 by local boat builder Dick Pearce. She was commissioned by the Pengelly family and built to join their fleet of fishing boats that included “Our Boys” and “Our Girls” hence the name “Our Daddy”.

A 45ft Standing Lugger, she was the last Lugger to be built on sailing lines and to work out of Looe, Cornwall. Originally skippered by Alfred John Pengelly and more recently his son, she fished for some 65 years in the pilchard, mackerel and shark fishing industries. OUR DADDY is one of only 30 surviving Luggers of the many hundreds originally built and the only one working commercially.

Once owned by Mike Darlington and Stuart Murray; Mike fished on the boat with the legendary Alfred John Pengelly. OUR DADDY was purchased by the current owners in 2014 with the sole intention of operating as a charter vessel. They spent over three years refitting her to the current high standard and were rewarded for their efforts with the coveted National historic ships award of “Flagship of the year” in 2017. Presented by Princess Royal, OUR DADDY becomes one of a select few permitted to fly a special pennant.

Port of registry: Fowey, official number 711928. Last surveyed April 2017, Mecal SCSVC certification to April 2022.

Substantially constructed with larch planking on oak frames. Iroko laid decks over marine ply with iroko and marine ply superstructure.

Traditional re-fitted interior to a high standard for charter use finished in oiled oak and white paint.

FORE CABIN: Bunk berths for six guests.

HEADS COMPARTMENT: Electric marine heads, shower and washbasin h&c.

SALOON: Settees port and starboard, drop-leaf table, skylight.

GALLEY: with gas cooker with oven and grill, 12-volt cold box, double sink unit, two freshwater tanks, total capacity 180 gallons. Pantry and crockery lockers and ample counter worktops.

AFT CABIN: Crews quarters with two single bunks.

Keel-stepped laminated timber mainmast, about 49ft 6ins and timber mizzen mast. 28ft bowsprit.
Galvanised steel standing rigging replaced in 2017. Set of five sails setting about 2,500 sq.ft standing lug rig.

130hp VOLVO PENTA D5-T four-cylinder diesel engine (2008) last serviced July 2019. 180-gallon fuel capacity in a single tank. Three-blade propeller, shaft driven. Approx cruising speed 8 knots. Four batteries, 240-volt shore-power.


Raymarine RAY59E VHF
Raymarine GPS
Raymarine Chartplotter
Raymarine Radar
Raymarine Sounder

Hydraulic Windlass
75lb CQR Anchor
45lb Bruce Anchor
30 metres chain
Window covers
Cockpit covers
Deck Wash
Beaching Legs
Two bilge pumps
Fenders & Warps
12 Lifejackets
Offshore pack flares


An extremely rare opportunity to purchase the last Cornish sailing Lugger part of the National Historic Fleet and noted as a particularly special vessel. Sympathetically restored to retain her original character but with modern comforts, navigation and safety to comply with regular charter work. A sought-after vessel for sail training, adventure weekends and holidays with ongoing commercial opportunities or private use for extended or coastal cruising. The next custodian would enjoy the glory of celebrating OUR DADDY’s centenary year in 2021 and with her attendance at classic festivals, regatta and events. March 2020 out of water survey.

GUIDE: £139,950 – Revised 5th March 2020

LYING: Dartmouth


Privacy Preference Center