Barnabas is an 1881 40ft St Ives Mackerel Driver. She is the only survivor from the thousand strong fleet of lug rigged seine and drift net fishing boats, registered at Cornish ports at the turn of the 19th century. She underwent considerable renovation in 2005 and is now sailed as one of four traditional boats within the Cornish Maritime Trust. In 2015, she successfully circumnavigated the UK, recently saild in Scotland and Ireland and attends local festivals, as well as several in Brittany. There is an active community that sail and maintain her, generally based from Newlyn. Membership and sails are very affordable.

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