When Mary Walker and Frank the boatman see Emily, Mother asks if she is the (missing) Goblin, and then says Of course, she isn't the Goblin. She's a yawl, and the Goblin's a cutter (WD14). Dum sees her, and says There's a dark red Bermuda sail coming in from the sea .. (SW29).
Like the Nancy Blackett the Goblin has a Royal Cruising Club burgee (presumably Jim's uncle Bob was a member), although the Nancy Blackett's official number was 162814 not 16856 (NBUS page 107). When they see her first, she is described as a little white cutter (WD1). Goblin's tonnage is 4.86, carved on the main beam in the cabin (WD22).
Goblin's burgee (three-cornered flag at masthead) is bright blue and red and white (WD16)
The Imp is a tiny black pram dinghy towed by the Goblin. Is she the Imp because she's black? whispered Roger, or does he have her black because she's an Imp? (WD1).
- We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea – sailed to Holland by the Swallows after slipping her cable without a skipper
- Secret Water – skippered by Ted Walker to maroon the Swallows on Swallow Island and later to recover them and the Amazons