Essex Smack Yacht

John Tyrell took a mould off a 28' smack - Secret, I think - to create the Essex Smack Yacht, shown here snug in a fresh breeze. We ended up doing most of the ironwork and rigging for them when they moved over to International Marine Designs. A really capable boat, if not huge below by modern standards. At present we are helping fit one out with a towering racing rig - it should be fun

Photo: Peter Chesworth

Essex Smack Yacht