Andrew Nancarrow

About: Based in Bissoe, near Truro, Cornwall.

Andrew has built and restored many gigs over the years and is a highly respected craftsman.

His links to the gig building and racing world go back to his childhood. His family being life-long friends with that of Ralph Bird. Andrew learnt to build gigs from an early age with mentors such as Ralph to help him. In the past he has raced for Truro and Roseland and was part of a crew which rowed from St. Mawes to Roscoff in 1991.

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Photo of Andrew and of his current ongoing restoration of the gig Jeannie (below) taken in Feb 2015 courtesy of Lynn Stonehouse


As at February 2015 he has orders which will take up up to early autumn but after that he will be taking on more work. He has a stock of Elm already at his premises which clubs may like to use.


Boats built: 

Circe                                     1995

Goldrush                              1996

Wolf                                      1997

Falcon                                  1998

Avarack                               2000

Pinnacle                               2003

Richard Lander                  2005

Penarrow                            2006

Bolster                                 2006

Endurance                          2008

Lannvorek                          2009

Messack                              2009

Serafina                               2011

Geevor                                2013


He has also built at least twelve 15 foot racing skiffs. Photos of a recent one below.



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