Sailing BoatsClassic Sailing BoatsMurray Petterson Design41ft Gaff Schooner
Mary Bryant is one of the best-known gaff-rigged schooners in British waters.
She was built in Fowey, Cornwall, during 1980-81.
Her accommodation offers: 1 double berth and six single berths all 6ft 6ins in length. Generous headroom throughout of 6ft 6ins.
The first owner, Mike Johnson, was closely involved in her building her and recorded this in a series of articles in the Practice Boat Owner.
Two articles written about her which appeared in the Yachting Monthly publication. When a previous owner on her shake-down trip after buying the Mary Bryant was to Iceland and back!.
Mary Bryant has made at least six Atlantic crossings and she has taken part in classic regattas from the Caribbean up to Nova Scotia.
Present owners bought the Mary Bryant in December 2009 and brought her round to the East Coast in May 2010. We sailed her to Norway in the summer of 2010 and in 2011 we sailed to the West Coast of Scotland via the Caledonian Canal. She spent the winter in Oban and in 2012 she explored the Hebrides extensively and then sailed back to the East Coast via the Irish Sea and the Channel, through some heavy weather.
In subsequent years she has sailed extensively on the East Coast including visiting Whitby and many other ports. Her home swinging mooring is at Wrabness on the River Stour and is laid up at Downs Road Boatyard in Maldon during the winter.
Mary Bryant is very generous in many ways, headroom throughout, the size of berths, wide side decks. Beautiful traditional rig. A real splendid ship, kept in very order well maintained order and in commission, "Ready to Go"
Last survey was undertaken in 2009 all defects have been attended to....Read full description