We have owned Nightfall for more than 25 years and most of our sailing has been limited to the summer months and we wanted to extend our sailing season. She previously had a stove and we wanted to put one back in its original place so we could recreate the comforting roar of the fire and snug interior that she once had. So we chose the little ‘Sardine stove’ as it is compact enough to fit into Nightfall’s quite small cabin. She is a 31 foot gaff cutter built in 1910 her original stove was a Smith & Wellstood No.1 model ‘Jack Tar,’ this was installed by Brookes at Lowestoft when Maurice Griffiths formally owned her in the early 1930’s.
The Sardine arrived yesterday and is absoulty beautiful.
"Once opened I could see with eminence joy the thick lustre of the enamel, and I was astonished to find how 'high-class' the construction is, with the carefully crafted details. A truly beautiful piece. THANK YOU."