Decorated Dunkirk Little Ship know to have saved at least 83 soldiers
BOAT NAME: Peggotty
BOAT TYPE: Motor Yacht
BOAT LENGTH: 37ft
BOAT BEAM: 10ft 6ins
BOAT DRAFT: 4ft 8ins
BOAT DISPLACEMENT:16 Tons TM
BOAT CONSTRUCTION: Clinker
BOAT BUILDER: R J Perkins & Sons, Whitstable
BOAT YEAR: 1937
After several years of poor care and maintenance, Peggotty found new ownership and was bought for a pound by joint owners Mr & Mrs Moore and Mr & Mrs Leveck. She was floated up to our yard in Chertsey from Teddington patched with bin bags, plywood, sealant and loaded with car batteries and bilge pumps. Peggotty's restoration was a monumental and required good old fashioned boatbuilding .
IN THE MAKING
The story behind Peggotty was an inspiring one, full of passion for this decaying old ship and returned to he former glory through friendship.
From stripping out through to installation and conception., see below for Peggotty's journey " A Year in the Making "