Cygnus Marine

Our historical range of boats

 Britannia Yard Penryn, Cornwall.
A History of quality design

the Designer

Gary Mitchell

The youngest son of G Percy Mitchell. Percy was a famous builder of beautiful wooden boats of which he built over three hundred and sixty. They ranged from classic yachts to ferries and fishing boats. After his retirement in 1968 Gary took over the running of the yard in Portmellon, Cornwall and this led to me designing both wood and glass fibre vessels. Gary became the principal designer of the GM range of glass fibre heavy displacement fishing boats for Cygnus Marine of Falmouth, Cornwall and also many other yards. His designs are now in many parts of the UK and the world over.

The Boats

the Historical Range

All the production boats produced between 1972 and 2008


Cygnus GM40

The CYGNUS GM40 is a popular and successful heavy displacement vessel, suitable for many different fishing methods

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Cygnus GM38

The CYGNUS GM38 is a classic heavy displacement round bilge fishing boat. Originally built by CYGNUS MARINE as a 36 it developed and had its sheer line raised to give more freeboard, carrying capacity and fish hold depth.

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The CYGNUS FREEWOOD 35 has a round bilge hull form with straight lines bow to stern giving excellent power/speed economy The deck and customisable wheelhouse arrangements can create an ideal and flexible working platform Whilst the wide beam design enables a large fish hold capacity, the shallow draft allows close coastal work and easy drying out.

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The CYGNUS GM33 is a modern design with excellent stability characteristics, suitable for many different fishing methods. She possesses a very fine entry, with well flared bows, to cope with the worse sea conditions. Cygnus Marine is approved by all the recognised classification societies, and each boat is carefully fitted out exactly in accordance with the needs of each individual skipper.

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The CYGNUS GM32 was conceived as a multi-purpose coastal fishing vessel, built in GRP, and has proven to be a classic design, and the recognised standard for coastal fishermen.

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Cygnus GM27

In order to achieve maximum flexibility, and meet the different skippers’ needs, both the draught and the sheer line on the CYGNUS GM27 can be altered to suit the individual requirements.

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Cygnus DS25

The CYGNUS DS25 is designed as a shallow draught, multi-purpose, costal fishing vessel and workboat to operate from tidal harbours and beaches with a crew

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Cygnus GM21

Cygnus Marine, Britain’s leading GRP fishing and workboat builders, first introduced this design in 1977, and since that date the CYGNUS GM21 has become the

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Cygnus GM19

The CYGNUS GM19 is a sturdy inshore fishing vessel and workboat, suitable of single handed working and all year round use. The design features include

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Cygnus GM16

Based on the Traditional Cornish Cove boat, the GM16 were constructed as a single man fishing boat but were also adopted as purse seine skiffs and pleasure craft. Incredibly versatile, they combined stability with performance to prove a popular vessel.

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Historic Location

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The main site location for CYGNUS MARINE was:

Cygnus Marine Ltd in Penryn, Britannia Yard,6 Annear Road

Obviously we are no longer trading but please click below to find the current builders