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Golden Vanity

GOLDEN VANITY. If you are after a sailing holiday with family and friends on a traditional wooden boat then Golden Vanity is perfect.  She was built in 1908 for a marine artist who used her to get out amongst the fishing fleets of the time to capture some of the last days of working sail.  He also sailed with friends one of whom was Erskine Childers who wrote Riddle of the Sands.

On deck she is as she was over 100 years ago. There is plenty of space to spread out and relax.  You will be needed to help sail the boat though!  Down below she has a cavernous saloon, a good sized heads, and a well equipped galley.  The accommodation is arranged in 6 cosy bunks up forward, a comfy berth up above the saloon and two aft bunks for the skipper and mate.

She can take up to 12. A better number would be 5 or 6 plus skipper and mate.



Displacement23 tons
Length (LOA)39" on deck/53" with bowsprit
Keel TypeLong keel
EngineBeta Marine 75hp
Fuel315 litres
Water180 litres
Berth Layout6 bunks in the forepeak, saloon berth raised up to one side of the saloon, 2 singles berths aft for skipper and mate
Can take12 plus 2 more if just day sailing
Rig TypeGaff cutter.  Gaff main, top sail, stay sail, working jib and flying jib
Storm JibY
Spinnaker / Cruising Chute
Chart PlotterY
Wind, Speed, DepthY
VHF RadioY
Electric Windlass
Bow thruster
Optional Extras
Other Information



Arrival Handover & Return Times

Weekend:Handover 4pm on the Friday. Return 4pm on Sunday.

Monday-Friday:Handover 12pm on Monday. Return 12pm on Friday

7 days:Handover 4pm on Friday. Return 4pm on the Sunday.

Talk to us to discuss timings for other bookings.


High Season May-September
Addn Day1000
7 days4600
1 day1100

Available only for Skippered Charter. No secuirty deposit required

Low Season October - April
Addn Day1000
7 days4600
1 day1100
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Wonderful people. Sally in particular couldn't have been more helpful. The skippers were professional and experienced, but also good fun and made the whole experience very enjoyable. Thanks all!- Sam N

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