Star Yachts’ strip built 22ft cabin motor launch

Official launch of Star Yachts Bristol 27 Morgana

Official launch of Star Yachts Bristol 27 Morgana Official launch of Star Yachts Bristol 27 Morgana Official launch of Star Yachts Bristol 27 Morgana

Official launch of Star Yachts Bristol 27 Morgana Official launch of Star Yachts Bristol 27 Morgana

 

Win Cnoops of Star Yachts sent over these photos of the official launch of the Andrew Wolstenholme-designed Bristol 22 strip-built cabin motor launch his company is offering these days.

I think it’s a pretty thing and I hope it catches on – it’s not exactly old fashioned, but has some old fashioned ideas about it that make a handsome craft that serves to show how strange, angular and droopy-nosed motor boat design has become.

Among other things, it would make a very appropriate committee boat for an up-market yacht club looking for a bit of class rather than the usual plastic club-tub.

Combining features of a 1920s gentleman’s launch and a more sturdy harbour launch, the Bristol 22 has a narrow, easily-driven hull that requires needing only a relatively small engine – so much so that on a river or canal an all-electric version is practical. The layout of the boat provides for overnight or short holiday accommodation in the forward cuddy.

If you’re a Facebooker, why not ‘like’ the new Star Yachts Facebook page, where you’ll be able to follow the building of the 27ft version?

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