Pajaro is a very pretty wooden dayboat evidently of Scandinavian design, being similar to a BB17 or a mini-Dragon. It is thought that she may also be Scandinavian built, although the mahogany beamshelf suggests that she may instead be Clyde built, as rumour in that area suggests, and where she was known to be active in the 1970's.
She was rescued from prolonged storage ashore at Ardfern to be comprehensively and sympathetically rebuilt and restored over several years (to 2013) by shipwright Gordon MacNair at Ardrishaig. She was then brought into commission but very lightly used for a single season in Loch Fyne before being stored ashore at Ardrishaig. She was subsequently sold in 2016 following which she was kept at Rhu on the Gare Loch.
She was provided with a new bespoke road trailer in 2016 and on transfer to current ownership in late January 2019, she was transported to Cornwall where she has been laid up ashore under cover.
Her provenance is uncertain as she has no original builder's marks or plate other than that of Gordon MacNair who carried out the major restoration works.
A very recent survey (December 2018) has shown her to be in outstanding condition.
She has a comprehensive suit of sails comprising:
Mainsail (90 sq ft), No.1 (102 sq ft) and No.2 (71 sq ft) Genoa by Leitch of Tarbert
Spinnaker (250 sq ft) by Jeckell
Working Jib (53 sq ft)
Contact telephone numbers:
+44 (0)1872 553915
+44 (0)7876 568061