About Sgarbh & Ross
Sgarbh is gaelic for cormorant, the sea bird. She is built of teak, fully varnished and completely original, the last of her type. She is a beautiful classic motor vessel powered by a Gardner 6LX engine and also carries sails. Weighing over 20 tons and at 40 foot long she is solid and safe.
Sgarbh started her life in 1947 as a local fishing boat chasing the herring. Later she was converted to a motor yacht and restored impeccably to the standards of Lloyds Register A1. The boat has lived in Crinan and been helmed by the same family for 40 years.
Sgarbh is now fully licensed for day and night trips for up to 12 guests, her cruising range (MCA Category 2) covers the entire British isles, including as far offshore as Saint Kilda.
The Vanishing - Sgarbh is the baddie boat in this Hollywood blockbuster about three lighthouse keepers on the remote Flannan Isles and their mysterious disappearance.
Great Canal Journeys - Channel 4. Timothy West and Prunella Scales travel on Sgarbh during their cruise from Tobermory on the Isle of Mull to Iona.
Skipper Ross has sailed all his life and holds a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster offshore ticket in both motor and sail. He has extensive knowledge of the West Coast of Scotland as well as three transatlantic sailing deliveries under his belt.
In addition to boating, painting is Ross’s main focus. There are strong connections in his work to the transient life often experienced at sea. For 17 years, Ross has traveled and exhibited world wide.