During your time afloat you may well come across one of the remaining eight wherries still in existence on the Broads. There are three types of wherry, the trader, the pleasure wherry and the yacht wherry all feature a gaff rig with a single high peaked sail.

The traders, Albion and Maud are easily distinguished by their black sail, traditionally achieved by a mixture of tar and fish oil to protect it from the elements.

The pleasure wherries, Solace, Hathor and Ardea evolved when the railways took away much of the cargo business which had supported the traders and incorporated living quarters instead of a cargo hold.

The wherry yachts, Olive, Norada and White Moth are of a more sleeker design with a yacht like hull and quiet counter-stern seating areas.

To be finished - need to find out where they all are and if still sailing!

Wherries

There are three types of wherry, the trader, the pleasure wherry and the yacht wherry all feature a gaff rig with a single high peaked sail.

The traders, Albion and Maud are easily distinguished by their black sail, traditionally achieved by a mixture of tar and fish oil to protect it from the elements.

The pleasure wherries, Solace, Hathor and Ardea evolved when the railways took away much of the cargo business which had supported the traders and incorporated living quarters instead of a cargo hold.

The wherry yachts, Olive, Norada and White Moth are of a more sleeker design with a yacht like hull and quiet counter-stern seating areas.


Hathor
Albion
Solace
White Moth
Narada
Ardea
Maud