Barnabas is a 40ft St Ives Mackerel Driver built in 1881. She is one of the few survivors from St. Ives, of the thousand strong fleet of Lug Rigged drift net fishing boats, registered at Cornish Ports at the turn of the 19th century. Her layout and shape remain much as the original. There’s not much space below deck, no sink or shower, a twin-meths hob and the sleeping quarters are tight! There is, however, a small wood burner and a toilet. The boat is owned and lovingly sailed by the Cornish Maritime Trust. In 2015, she successfully circumnavigated the UK with crew changes nearly every week of the journey – an incredible feat. She attends all the local festivals, as well as several in Brittany.

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