In 2008 Stirling and Son were commissioned to build a 26′ yawl for HMS Victory as part of the ship’s 1805 compliment of boats.
A contemporary draught was sent down from the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich and a build specification taken from David Steele’s ‘The Elements and Practice of Naval Architecture’ of 1805.
Construction took 16 weeks. The yawl has full length larch planking on an oak frame. Fastenings are copper and bronze.
The yawl can be seen in Portsmouth beside HMS Victory.