Pen Glas: Fishing Vessel Restoration & Conversion

Fishing vessel ‘Pen Glas’ was launched in 1960 with masts and sails, but has spent most of her fishing career as an engine driven trawler. Her new owner, the renowned Skipper and maritime artist Toni Knights, has begun a multi-year project to transform her back to her original sailing rig.


Once the project is complete, Toni will be taking Pen Glas to sea once more, fishing under sail and running low-emission cargo from all over Europe.

You can help contribute to this exciting project by purchasing some of Toni’s fantastic artwork via our online shop, or by booking to stay aboard Pen Glas on your next visit to Charlestown!


A characterful ‘bunkhouse’ in the heart of Charlestown Harbour

Toni will be making Pen Glas available as a bunk house from May 2021, in prime position for the South West Coast Path, which is just a stone’s throw away.

There will be 8 ‘bare bunks’ available for individual booking, or the whole bunk room can be rented for a private group if you’re travelling with friends. Each bunk has a privacy curtain and storage, and guests can access a communal galley kitchen, shower, toilet and washing machine.

The accommodation is designed with hikers in mind, so bring your own sleeping bag, otherwise bedding is available for an extra £7.50 per bunk.

Pen Glas provides one of the most affordable accommodation options in Charlestown, and has fantastic food and drink right on the doorstep.

Bare bunks are £25 per night, or book the whole space for up to 8 people for £150 per night.

The booking system is currently under construction, but if you would like to get in early and make a booking you can contact us now, email  or call on 01726 70241


Please note that accommodation may be mixed gender. Access on board is quite steep: if you have any mobility concerns feel free to contact us to discuss.