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 Dabber takes only 20 minutes to rig. She can also be kept on a floating mooring, mud berth or at any dinghy club as their size fits into a large dinghy parking space.
Probably the best known and most admired open dayboat. The Lugger typifies our range. Our craftsmanship finish with bronze fittings and beautiful hardwood trim places this boat in a class of it's own.
The Lugger is a 5.72m (18ft 9") Trailer Sailer. Easy to launch and sail, especially with our own roller coaster trailer solo or fully crewed. The loose footed sails and sliding gunter rig are easy to handle - there's no boom to look out for!
It's a dayboat which you can convert with a sprayhood- it's a sailing boat, a rowing boat, or with recommended 4-6hp outboard motor, a very manoeuvrable run about.