There are a number of fishing boats of various types mentioned on Person Pages where the person may have been owner, skipper or crew member. Information may include photographs, census entries and newspaper articles. This index gives you the opportunity to locate this information from the name of the boat.

Lady Seafield laying the memorial stone at Portknockie Harbour on 25 April 1890
Lady Seafield laying the memorial stone at the newly constructed
Portknockie Harbour on 25 April 1890

Under each boat is a list of associated people with links, where appropriate, to their Person Pages. Whole crews are given where known.



Amiable Registration: BF 1533 Scaffie fishing boat  
  William Mair "Shanker"    
  William Thomson    
  David Falconer    
  Alexander Sievewright    


Beathwood Registration: A442 Steam Trawler  
  George Wood Skipper  
  William Findlay Fisherman  
  William George Findlay Cook  
  Alexander Gardiner Mair Mate  
  Alexander Gardiner Mair (Jnr) Deckhand  
  John Milne Second Engineer  
  Alexander Pirie Deckhand  
  James Nichol Ruddiman Chief Engineer  


Boy Andrew Registration: BF 592 Steam Drifter  
  In 1936, the 'Boy Andrew' was the first winner of the Prunier Herring Trophy with a catch of 231 cran of herring.
  William Mair "Shavie" Skipper / Co-owner  
  Andrew Mair "Shavie" Co-owner  
  Joseph Mair "Shavie" Co-owner  


Challenger Registration not yet known Zulu fishing boat (launched 1884)  
  James Mair "Slater" Owner  


Challenger Registration: BF 194 Zulu fishing boat (launched 1886)  
  James Mair Master / Owner  
  James Mair 2nd hand  
  Alexander Mair Fisherman  
  George Mair Fisherman  
  Alexander Mair Fisherman  
  Alexander Mair Fisherman  
  William Wood Fisherman  

The Zulu fishing boat 'Challenger' BF 194
The Zulu fishing boat 'Challenger' BF 194


Defiance Registration: BF 460 Zulu fishing boat  
  John Wood "King" Skipper and part-owner  


Eglantine Registration: BF 860 Steam Drifter  
  John Mair "Shavie" Co-owner  
  Alexander Mair "Shavie" Co-owner and Skipper  


Evangeline Registration: BF 1952 Zulu fishing boat  
  (Hover your pointer over the photo below to identify the Evangeline.)
  David Wood "King" Skipper  
  John Wood "King"    
  Alexander Mair "Shavie"    
  James Mair "Shanker"    
  William Mair "Shanker"    
  Joseph Mair "Bobbin"    
  Alexander Mair "Bobbin"    
  George Findlay    
  (See also Alexander Mair "Saucy")    


Zulu fishing boats in Portknockie Harbour
Zulu fishing boats in Portknockie Harbour (pre 1905)



Fisher Lad Registration: BF 204 Steam Drifter  
  William Pirie "Buxer" Co-owner  
  James Pirie "Buxer" Co-owner  


King Fisher Registration: BF 720 Zulu fishing boat  
  John Pirie "Buxer" Fisherman master / Owner  
  Alexander Pirie "Buxer" Fisherman  
  John Wood "Royal" Fisherman  
  Robert Grant Fisherman  
  George Wood "Royal" Fisherman  
  John Pirie "Buxer" Fisherman  
  John Wood "Royal" Fisherman  
  William Wood Cook  


Kingfisher Registration: BF 2073 Zulu fishing boat  
  John Pirie "Buxer" Co-owner  
  Alexander Pirie "Buxer" Co-owner  


Lively Registration: BF 262 Steam Drifter  
  William Mair "Shavie Watt" Co-owner  
  John Wood Co-owner  
  W. Pirie Co-owner  


Maggie King Registration: BF 236 Zulu fishing boat  
  Alexander Wood "King" Skipper  
  Alexander Pirie "Buxer"    
  William Pirie "Johns"    
  James McIntosh    
  John McIntosh Owner  


Orphir Land Registration: BF 131 Steam Drifter  
  William Pirie "Buxer" Co-owner  
  James Pirie "Buxer" Co-owner  



Overfall Registration: BF 590 Steam Drifter  
  John Mair "Shavie" Owner  


Provider Registration not yet known Motor fishing boat  
  William Pirie    


Sickle Registration: BF 353 Seine-net motor boat  
  John Alexander Slater Skipper and co-owner  
  John Bruce Slater    
  William Slater Engineer  
  Alexander Mair Deckhand and co-owner  


Sincere Registration: BF 152 Steam Drifter  
  William Pirie "Buxer" Owner  


Tenpence Registration: BF 1207 Sail fishing boat  
  James Mair "Shavie" Skipper  
  William Mair "Shavie"    
  James Mair "Shavie"    
  James Wood "Park"    
  Alexander Wood "Royal"    
  George Wood "Royal"    
  John Sclater "Hasser"    
  James Wood "Post"    
  George Pirie "Dod"    


Topaz Registration: BF 1822 Zulu fishing boat (launched 1895)  
  George Mair "Campbell" Skipper  
  Alexander Mair "Shavie"    
  Joseph Mair "Shavie"    


Trident Registration: BF 1049 Steam Drifter  
  John Pirie Co-owner  
  William Pirie Co-owner  
  Alexander Pirie Co-owner  


True Vine Registration: BF 198 Steam Drifter  
  William Pirie "Buxer" Co-owner  
  James Pirie "Buxer" Co-owner  


Vigilant   Sail fishing boat  
  George Pirie "Dodle" Skipper  
  John Wood "Deacon"    
  James Mair "Bids"    
  John Mair "Bids"    
  James Mair "Pundlar"    
  John Mair    
  John Innes    
  William Mair "Howdie"    
  William Wood "Post"    


Zodiac Registration: BF 846 Steam Drifter (wood)  
  John Anderson Owner  
  William George Anderson