Mischief Expeditions





Mischief Goes South The Original Mischief was a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter, built in Cardiff in 1906, for the infamous “Billy the Mischief” Morgan. She was sold out of service in 1916 and eventually found her way into the Mediterranean, where Major Bill Tilman bought her in 1954.  


Tilman took Mischief on a remarkable exploration of some of the World’s most inaccessible mountain regions. He eventually lost her in 1968 off Jan Mayen Island, but her memory lived on in his writings and inspired John Raymond Barker of RB Boatbuilding’s to recreate the original Mischief in Bristol’s Underfall Yard.  Launch photos. 

Launched in November 2007, the new Mischief completed her sea trial in a southerly gale. She delivered her crew safely to their homeport, proving herself to be both solid and dependable at all times. Click here for Sea Trials



 Mischief has spent the last 3 years cruising and chartering in the Hebrides. Whilst in Scotland she raced in the Crinan Classic and the Scottish Three Peaks Race and undertook the Classic Malt Cruise.

In 2010, Mischief finished Third in Class in the Three Peaks Race, having sailed, rowed and run the Scottish Isles!

Mischief has come south to Bristol for a Winter refit at RB Boatbuilding, before competing in regattas over the Summer and cruising Northern France. She will then head south to Vigo, Spain for 2012.  Click here for availability and prices.


Mischief can be chartered throughout the Summer for cruising from Bristol, the South Coast or Northern France; 

Itineraries Available

Julia & Richard Boissevain


 Mischief Expeditions

T. 01179291915 M. 07973 614759 



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except some images © Dave Wheeler.

Mischief at Eastcumberland Bay. Photo Dave Wheeler.