Cornish boatbuilders Cockwells are unveiling their brand new Duchy 21 open day boat at the Southampton Boat Show

Cornish boatbuilders Cockwells are unveiling their brand new Duchy 21 open day boat at the Southampton Boat Show.

The boat will sit alongside the brand’s flagship Duchy 27.

Duchy motor launches are classically-designed, handcrafted, semi-production vessels that are created in the Duchy of Cornwall by Cockwells’ craftsmen.

The Duchy 21 has cockpit space for up to 10 guests.

“If you are after the polished styling and relaxed handling of a custom build without the high-end price tag, there is no better boat on the market,” said Cockwells’ founder and managing director, Dave Cockwell.

From custom-made stainless steel fittings, a choice of timber for the interior joinery, upholstery fabric and optional extras, Cockwells go through every detail to ensure each Duchy 21 is exactly how the customer wants it to be.

“A classic yacht for a modern world that chimes perfectly with your way of life,” said Dave.

“From my days as a deckhand on a passenger ship and freelance shipwright to my involvement in the restoration of the historic Underfall yard in Bristol and the founding of Cockwells boatyard there in 1996, it has been quite a voyage,” said Dave.

“I’m pleased that Underfall continues to flourish; I am proud of what Cockwells has become and of the glowing testimonials we receive from our growing number of customers.

“People don’t just buy a boat when they come to us. They buy into an experience, join a discerning group of owners and become part of the Cockwells family.

“We respect the values of the past, embrace the technology and materials of the present, and keep a watchful eye on the innovations of the future,” he added.

“In a world of change, what remains steadfast is our wholehearted commitment to exquisite finishing, exceptional quality and superlative craftsmanship – and the notion that when we build a boat, we are not just building a product but fulfilling a dream, be that a stylish but modest Duchy 21 or an ultra-luxurious superyacht tender.”

At the end of the month, Cockwells will be exhibiting its sleek 9.5m limousine tender at the Monaco Yacht Show’s Tender Show.