Tom Sherrin

Our Classic Launch

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Tom Sherrin holds a unique place in our fleet, having been built as a pilot boat for service in Poole.

She served in this original role for over twenty years before being sent to Alderney for the same purpose, retiring in 2000. 

She returned home after her foreign travels after one of our members, Richard Rees, purchased her and has been leased to Poole Unit ever since, where she has been loved and cherished.

As she is of significant local historical importance The Heritage Lottery Fund has been pleased to grant us funds to restore her.  As one of the conditions for a grant is unfettered ownership of the Asset, Richard, Rees generously donated the vessel to the M.V.S. Poole Unit.  She is currently ashore in Portsmouth dockyard, (Boathouse 4) where a full survey and assessment has been carried out. The restoration work is being carried out by the students of the International Boatbuilding College which is domiciled in Boathouse 4. Additional work is being completed by volunteers (from within and outside the Unit). This work, when completed, will enable the vessel to return to Poole where she will once again play a full part for the benefit of Poole MVS and the people of Poole and East Dorset.

Quick Facts: Tom Sherrin

Length:8.4 metres
Beam:2.7 metres
Draught:1.06 metres
Engine:Ford Sabre 6 Cylinder
Horsepower120
BuilderJames Caddy, of Weymouth
Year Built:1970
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