Legends Video Summary
CONSTANCE is a newly built reimagining of the legendary Falmouth quay punt CURLEW. Built in 1912, CURLEW was made famous under the ownership of Tim and Pauline Carr, who voyaged thousands of miles in her from the Arctic to Antarctica. Using CURLEW’s lines as a starting point, the naval architect Jack Gifford developed a hull that is 6’ longer than CURLEW’s, has 50 percent more volume, but retains CURLEW’s aesthetics and handling qualities.
In this, the second installment of the WoodenBoat Legends series, beautifully filmed and edited by Emily Harris, CONSTANCE’s builder, Ben Harris, describes the conception, construction, and sailing of the new boat.
CONSTANCE is also featured in WB No. 290 (January/February 2023), in an in-depth profile by Nic Compton.