The Post Boat is based on the Loch Broom Post Boat; a small, clinker-built sailing vessel which was used for delivery of mail to the remote community on Loch Broom, Wester Ross. The original Post Boat is now in the Irvine Maritime Museum, Scotland. The Post Boat’s Hulls are moulded in hand laid fibreglass to a sturdy specification. While made in fibreglass to ensure easy maintenance, they retain the charm and many characteristics of the wooden originals. This very attractive craft gains attention wherever it is seen.
The Post Boat boasts polished stainless steel hull and mast fittings. Stainless steel halyard cleats are fitted to attractive wood plinths at mast bulk head, while comfort is ensured as the cockpit has overlaid hardwood seating. The craft are fitted with substantial protective metal bands to keel and bilge runners, with a drain bung fitted in keel. A diaphragm type bilge pump is included. The engine is situated well within cockpit for a standard shaft outboard motor, where it is safe and easy to operate.
Gaff sloop rig, mainsail and roller reefing jib come as standard. Standing rigging is stainless steel. Running rigging polyester braided ropes, Tufnol blocks are supplied in keeping with the style of the craft. Pair of rowlocks and sockets fitted. Lazy jacks are fitted. Foresail fitted with roller reefing spar.