Following Morwellham's demise Stirling and Son have temporarily relocated to a garage while a new premises is organised. While this hasn't stopped the firm it certainly has reduced the size of the boats which are built.
Two recent 'garage' new builds have been an 11' pilot's punt for a pilot cutter and a 17' salmon boat for the river Tamar. One of the elder salmon fisherman, Alec Scoble, who has net fished the Tamar in wooden boats since the 1950's has ordered a new boat in preparation for the renewal of the fishing licenses which have been suspended since 2004.
In order to increase the viability of the boat, Alec's son Colin Scoble will net fish with tourists in the traditional manner, tagging and releasing the fish for the National Rivers Authority. As a continuation of the family tradition Alec's grandson, Sam Scoble, helped build the boat. There were no plans of Tamar Salmon boats; it is most likely that none existed. As a means of recording the shape for the future, Will Stirling created a draught of the shape based on dimensions given by Alec Scoble. Before planking small alterations were made to the forward moulds following an inspection by Alec and Frankie, who had both fished the river since the War. The draught was altered accordingly and is now held by the National Maritime Museum Greenwich. The boat is named in memoriam Alec's wife Gloria Marcella. She has has an oak backbone and framing with spruce planking; all fastenings are copper and bronze.