Gamecock F76 41ft Collar built 1906

She is of pine construction and her present engine is a Lister diesel.  Built locally, worked locally, restored locally, she will be the centre-piece of a Maritime Discovery Centre to be established at Whitstable.  Whitstable Maritime is committed to retaining the original features.  Between the World Wars there were over 70 oyster yawls dredging in the Swale off Whitstable as can be seen in a film of the 1920’s.  They were individually owned but worked as a co-operative based on a large building currently owned by the Royal Native Oyster Company.