Faramir back at Fox’s after 33 years!

posted on 16th June 2015 within

Faramir, a 22m sail-training ketch, recently arrived at Fox’s for various work including the removal and refitting of her starboard genoa sheet track.

Faramir was designed by Marine Architect, David Cannell, specifically as a sail-training vessel and was originally called Arethusa. Her hull was set out and built at Fox’s in 1982, prior to being moved to the International Boatbuilding Training College in Lowestoft for fitting out.

Now 33 years old, her original hull was stripped planked in Iroko, edge nailed and glued on 4” x 3” laminated Iroko frames with six 3mm layers of kaya veneers laminated over the top.

Faramir continues to be run as a sail training vessel and is operated by the Cirdan Sailing Trust who also manage Duet, a regular visitor to Fox’s Marina & Boatyard.

Click here for more information about the Cirdan Sailing Trust and Faramir