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All enquiries to the owner Andy Abraham

Electron is berthed in our smackdock in Brightlingsea, she is 36ft and an Aldous smack and was rebuilt from the keel up in 1984 by Andy and Dick Harman.

©Sandy Miller

TINY MITE CK322 EUR 40,000

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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.