Peggy, of Casteltown: the world’s oldest yacht?

Peggy of Castletown levitates. (ddggdg)

Peggy levitates.
(IOM Today)

It was an emotional moment this week when Peggy, probably the world’s oldest yacht – born 1789 – departed her boathouse at Castletown on the Isle of Man for the first time in c200 years – vertically, instead of horizontally. She’s moving to a more suitable site for essential conservation work.

The full video of the lift out is here.

Thanks for heads-up to Afloat Magazine, where W.M. “Winkie” Nixon has been a longtime Peggy fan and evangelist.

Her National Historic Ships UK Register entry is here.

And her excellent conservation blog is here.

Isn’t she beautiful.

~ Iain McAllister ~



About Peggy Bawn Press

496pg biography of Scottish yacht designer, George Lennox Watson (1851-1904). Significant book on the history of yacht design & the development of modern yachting. Beautifully illustrated. Many photographs previously unpublished.
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