Provident and Tern IV sailing together out of Salcombe.

Tern IV:
1924 62' gaff yawl. Designed by Claud Worth, Built Philip and Sons Ltd , Dartmouth. McKillop's built a complete wardrobe of sails in 1990 during major refit,
and provided ongoing technical support and skippering services.

1924 70' gaff ketch, Brixham Trawler BM28. Built by Sanders and Co of Galmpton.

Operated as a sail training vessel McKillop's have built almost a complete complement of sails and canvaswork between 1993 and 2001.



Nigel Irens designed lug rigged yawls, a traditional concept made using modern materials.

Production boats for which McKillops made all the sails, canvaswork and upholstery. Nigel Irens says ' McKillop's know-how in the field of traditional sails has helped develop the efficiency of ROXANE and ROMILLY's lug rigs.

Hand finishing of this quality is simply not available from big lofts with high overheads'

Alice 3:

A year 2000 built 38' high performance gaff yawl. Hull designed by Simon Rogers
at Rogers Yacht Design, rig and sail plan designed by owners and John
McKillop & Co.

Full Suit of sails supplied in 2000. Intended as a family cruising yacht, the use of high-tech materials, a light displacement hull with a fin and bulb keel make Alice 3 a wolf in sheeps clothing. See Classic Boat, October 2000 for a full report.

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Vera Mary
A 1932 61' gaff schooner. Designed by JM Soper and Son, built by Berthon Boat Co.

McKillop's supplied a complete wardrobe of sails in 1993, and conducted post refit sea trials, owner/crew training and delivery to Gran Canaria.

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John McKillop - Sailmaker