Maurice & Louis Hunkin

About: W.C. Hunkin and Sons Fowey have been builders of traditional boats since 1912. Undertake new builds, restoration and repairs of boats including gigs and skiffs, storage and maintenance.


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Maurice Hunkin and his son Louis built gigs together for approximately twenty years until Maurice’s retirement in 2013. Louis continues to build pilot gigs and is currently (January 2014) building one for Teignmouth. He is also going to be undertaking some restoration and paint work on the enormously important and historic “Treffry” later in 2015.

Gigs completed by the firm to date:
2003 Lantic for Fowey
          Troy for Fowey
2004 Daedalus for RNAS Culdrose
2005 Manacle Belle for Coverack
2007 Will to win for Torridge
2007 Bolt for Salcombe
2008 Faith for Devoran
2008 Pulpit Rock for Portland
2009 Defender for Charlestown
2010 Essa for Caradon
2011 Dagger for Bridport
2012 Keith Owen  for Sidmouth
2012 Winspit for Swanage
2013 Nipper for Barnstaple
2015 Templer for Teign
Photo below of Louis (left) and Maurice at the launch of Templer in 2015.
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