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Saxonia Charters 01206  823373  info@SaxoniaCharters.co.uk

 

© 2003 - 2013     Saxonia Charters      v 02_4c

Saxonia Charters, Wivenhoe, Essex. Tel: 01206 823373

The Thames bawley Saxonia offers groups of up to 8 people the rare opportunity of a day aboard a traditional sailing smack in her native Essex waters - a remote region of mud-flats and salt marshes - home to thousands of native and migrating marsh birds.

The Saxonia  makes an ideal venue for family re-unions, anniversaries, office parties, client entertainment, educational trips, ‘hands-on’ sailing  - or simply for an unforgettable day afloat on the beautiful rivers Colne and Blackwater.

Smacks, bawleys and sailing barges form part of the East coast maritime heritage.  The Saxonia is typical of her class.

Both above and below decks she retains her original working features with a cosy cabin and wood-fired stove providing a welcome retreat on colder days.

 

You can take an active part in sailing the Saxonia – setting and stowing the sails, steering, navigating and generally learning the tricks of sailing a very traditional fishing smack -or simply sit back and absorb the atmosphere of a slower, bygone era as you watch the coastline slip past.

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Built           1930  Aldous Ltd,  Brightlingsea

Type          Thames sailing bawley (gaff rigged cutter)

Length       34’ (plus 14’ bowsprit)

Beam       13’ 9”

Draft          5 ‘

Engine      35 hp diesel