Our Boys CK92 45ft Shuttlewood built 1911

OUR BOYS CK 92 is a fishing smack built by J Shuttlewood of Paglesham in 1911. She is of carvel construction with an oak hull and operates by sail alone. During her long life she has not strayed far from her place of birth. She was the Tollesbury and Mersea Native Oyster Company foreman’s smack and as the company’s largest vessel, apprentices would have servced their time on her. She has also spent time as a Watch Smack and a Police Smack. She was restored at St Osyth boatyard between 1999 and 2004 and was completely rebuilt using oak.

Oystering on smack OUR BOYS.
Oystering on smack OUR BOYS. Peter Carter on foreground.