Ring Net Heritage Trust
Supported by National Historic Ships UK
Garvel Road, Tarbert, Strathclyde, UK
Of the west coast ring net boats, very few survive, at this moment we believe Shemaron is the only single purpose ring net boat, rigged to look as such, and not altered in any way. She was built in 1949 by Weatherhead and Sons of Cockenzie and is in every way a typical ring net boat. She was built to be fast and maneuverable, as low in the water as possible and with low gunnels to be able to handle the nets. Her classic shape and distinctive sheer are recognised and appreciated wherever she ventures. Shemaron spent her early years with Matt and Billy Sloan in Maidens Ayrshire. She had a very succesful career with the ring net often fishing in the North. At that time she was known as Wistaria. In 1963 she moved to Carradale with the Galbtaith family, where she was renamed as Shemaron. She has remained in Arygll ever since.