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|About||The Merry Rover is a steel hulled schooner designed by Merrit Walter. Though built in 1984, she has the look and feel of a 1700's trade schooner.|
The Merry Rover is a steel hulled twin masted schooner designed by Merritt Walter. Though built in 1984, she has the look and feel of a 1700's trade schooner. There is no Rover factory. Each one is custom designed and built. This is hull #1 of the Merry Rover class and we are honored to be her caretaker.
The schooner was a favorite of privateers, smugglers and pirates. Mainly because of her speed, size, small crew requirements, and her ability to navigate shallow waters where the RoyalNavy could not follow.
rover (n.) Look up rover at Dictionary.com
late 14c., "sea-robber, pirate," from Middle Dutch rover "robber, predator, plunderer," especially in zeerovere