Our philosophy

Working Sail was set up with the aim of keeping alive the art and craftmanship of traditional boatbuilding and is dedicated to reviving the rich heritage of our maritime past.

We believe in recreating working boats from the nineteenth century that have been lost over the years and have chosen the best of this period in the Scillonian pilot cutter. These vessels are renowned for their seaworthiness and speed.

As one of the last traditional builders of wooden sailing vessels in England we offer a unique combination of design and craftsmanship that has nearly been lost to the modern world.


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