Brand New Hand Built 60ft Modern Classic Wooden Sailing Yacht

The Turf lock Canal, United Kingdom

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Max 4 people , 2 cabins
1 double bed / 1 single bed
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Check in 3 p.m. / Check out 11 a.m.

Stay on a boat in Exeter, United Kingdom

***** Helena is to be launched next week and so we are waiting untill she is in the water for our full photoshoot to be done, this is why there are currently limited images available of her. You can watch the vimeo clip we put together for a crowdfunding project, which shows a little more of her****

Helena is a unique modern classic sailing yacht built by hand over the last 12 years. Constructed using techniques both modern and traditional, she has been designed and made to an unparalleled standard.

She is set to launch in August 2018 and will be moored at the Turf locks in Exeter.


Fresh locally made French pastries, soughdough bread and preserves willl be available for breakfast onboard, along with freshly ground coffee from local speciality roasters.

A spacious and airy saloon area with teak dining table and comfortable seating with contemporary furnishings.
There is no TV on board to distract from the magnificent views and peaceful surroundings.

No expense has been spared in fitting out Helena, her light airy and spacious interior is a perfect space for a relaxing getaway.


Helena will be docked alongside the famous Turf Locks Inn, a favourite destination for cyclists and walkers alike and the only remaining pub in the country which is unreachable by car! Serving fantastic local food & beers whilst overlooking the Exe estuary, toward Topsham and Exmouth.

The pub boasts an impressive outdoors area to relax and soak up the ambiance of this very special spot.

Helena is moored in the canal alongside the Double Locks. At the bottom of the pub garden you can take the ferry across the river to the pretty estuary town of Topsham.

The Area

Exeter is a vibrant University city with a rich and long heritage dating back to the Celtic period. Having been taken over by the Romans in 49 AD, much of the original city wall remains along side it's Gothic Cathedral and Tudor buildings. A visit to the quay, once the city's industrial heart, makes available miles of car free walking and cycling along both the River Exe and the canal which runs parallel. Hire a bike and ride along Route 2 of the National Cycle Network to the beautiful small town of Topsham or beyond to Exmouth seafront and beach. Canoe hire is also available from the quay from where you can paddle down the canal to both the Double Locks and Turf Locks pubs.

If you're more of a gastronomic adventurer then there is an abundance of places to choose from, from small South-West based chains to unique independents the plethora of high quality restaurants, coffee shops, pubs bars and cocktail specialists could keep you busy for months.

What's special about this boat

Helena is a unique modern classic yacht, probably the first boat to be built to this standard for a hundred years. Made in the style of the classic yachts of the early 20th century (think William Fife and Alfred Mylne), Helena provides a level of comfort which is not often found onboard.


The Turf lock Canal


About the marina/waterway

The canal is set in the Idyllic Devonshire countryside, a stunning location set alongside the fantastic Turf Locks Inn. This tranquil spot is nestled amongst the fields and the hedge rows which teem with life in this area of outstanding and protected natural beauty, at the end of the historic Exeter canal. The pretty town of Topsham is accessible by passenger ferry and just a 10-15 minute boat ride. The county's capital city of Exeter is accessible on the dedicated cycle paths (Approximately 5miles) Or by car, a 10 minute drive.


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  • Cooker (cooking allowed)
  • Coffee machine
  • Microwave
  • WiFi
  • Aircon
  • Smoking allowed
  • CO2 alarm
  • Smoke alarm
  • Laundry
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • iPod Dock
  • CD Player/Radio
  • DVD Player
  • TV
  • Heating
  • Shower
  • Toilet
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  • Electricity 24/7
  • Walk-on access
  • Crew on board
  • Food and drink included
  • Hot tub
  • BBQ
  • Additional Cot Hire
  • Dog friendly
  • Kid friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Free car parking
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  • Walking distance to town
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  • Paddlesports hire
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