The CSPS accepts no liability in listing vessels for sale and prospective parties should first satisfy themselves as to the condition and clear title of a vessel before proceeding with a purchase.


ALANDO CK178 GBP 10,000

All enquiries to the broker – MJ Lewis & Sons (Boat Sales) info@mjlewisboatsales.com

Alando is an Essex sailing smack built by Aldous of Brightlingsea.

Originally built as one of six, half decked open oyster boats, commissioned by a local Oyster man in 1923. Converted into a yacht in 1938.

She has taken part in the local smack races and traditional sailing Regattas.

She offers basic accommodation for two/three persons, headroom of 5ft 6ins and 3 settee berths (2 of which are 6ft full length).

She has an auxiliary diesel inboard engine. A Renault marine 16hp, 2 cylinder diesel engine driving a twin bladed prop. There are two batteries in parallel, acting as engine and leisure.


ELLEN CK222 GBP 58,000

All enquiries to the broker – Wooden Ships info@woodenships.co.uk

Built in 1900 by Harris of Rowhedge for a Mr Martin,  a local fisherman who worked her on the east coast.

She is one of only 3 Harris smacks left afloat and the only stowboater known to still be sailing.  Her extensive history can be traced right back to her launch in 1900 and the owners have detailed notes on much of it.  She has featured in the books ‘The Stowboater’ by Harvey Benham and ‘Saltwater Village’ by John Leather as well as appearing on the BBC while dredging oysters under sail for the Queen.

She worked up until 1937 for the Francis brothers of Brightlingsea.  She was then sold off and went through several owners before being purchased by a member of the Colne Smack Preservation society in 1987 and has been in the same careful ownership ever since.  She is raced often with the smack fleet and is a well known and much loved boat.

Ellen was registered for fishing again in 1993 to retain her CK222 fishing numbers with the Department of Transport, Food and Fisheries who then transferred her documents as a Historic Sailing fishing vessel. Her RSS number is A15754 Colchester. No other fishing vessel now can use her CK222 registered number

The current owners have taken very good care of the boat with major refits including complete refastening with bronze screws and new planking above the waterline in 1992, new deck and engine in 2011 and new rigging and sails in 2019.  She is well cared for, sailed every year and is a lovely example of the east coast fishing smacks.  She comes complete oyster dredges and trawl nets as well as a very large sail wardrobe and is fitted out below with 5 berths.


FAIRY MN1

All enquiries to the CSPS Chairman Martin Doe – martin.doe@hotmail.com

Fairy has returned to the Aldous Heritage Smackdock in Brightlingsea looking for her next custodian.


GOOD INTENT LO136 GBP 8,950

All enquiries to the broker – Andy Seedhouse sales@andyseedhouse.co.uk

Good Intent LO136 is a Thames ‘Bawley’ fishing smack so called because she carried a coal fired boiler which was used to boil up the shrimps caught whilst underway before arriving back in port. She was originally built in 1860 at Shrubsells barge yard Faversham, Kent. She spent her entire working life trawling and shrimping out of Harwich until 1927.67 years under sail only. She caught fire 3 times thanks to the boiler! She was rebuilt for the last time by Frank Knight Shipwrights of Woodbridge. She was bought by her present owner in 2002 and spent the next few years as a charter vessel; has attended many maritime festivals both here and in Europe from her base on the River Deben where she is very well known. Good intent is listed on the Historic Ships Register Good Intent has a 55HP Standard Motor Company Ajax diesel engine which was marinised by Thorneycroft. Well maintained reconditioned TRM gearbox. New starter motor and new stern gland. Mainmast and gaff, boomless. New topmast. Her sails are all in good condition as is the standing and running rigging. Her blocks are all sound and re-varnished at the start of each season. Her hull is sound. HER DECK NEEDS REPLACING. Superb boat at a very sensible price. Viewing by appointment please.


TINY MITE CK322 EUR 40,000

All enquiries to the owner – a.liefkes@gmail.com

Fishing Smack built by Shuttlewoods of Paglesham in 1903.

Length; 14 metre 10cm

Breadth; 3 metre 50cm

Depth; 1 metre 30cm

Number of crew – 4

Mode of fishing; dredging.

Originally she was powered by a steam engine. Tablo Pitt and his sons Charlie and Reg replaced the steam engine by a three cylinder Lister diesel engine and today it has a four cylinder diesel Mercedes 615.

‘Her name was something of an anomaly as she was actually the largest vessel to be worked from Maldon at that time. [1946]. The catch of shrimp had to be cooked on board and then laid out in trays to dry, so the vast expanse of deck was invaluable’. From; ‘Blackwater Men’, by A. and M. Emmett. 1992, Seax Book, Elsenham, Bishop’s Stortford.

Previous owners registered;

Smith Bros. Burnham-on-Crouch, 1904.

Smith Bros. Burnham-on-Crouch Ltd. Burnham, Essex. 1907.

A.H. Pitt, A.J. Pitt, C.F. Pitt, R.W. Pitt. Maldon. 1946.

I bought her in 1995 in Edam, Holland. The owners had taken the ship 25 years previously from the UK to Holland.

It took me 10 years to rebuild the ship. It was launched in Spakenburg in 2005. It is currently recognised as a sailing monument.

She lies in Huizenharbour in the Netherlands and has been used for recreational and charter purposes. Because of health problems I’m looking for a buyer and I would love it if the Tiny Mite would return to the U.K. to be sailed again.