Category Archives: Restoration and repair

Les Amis du Biche are trying to contact ex-Biche owner Graham ‘Dusty’ Miller



Photo from the Wikimedia Commons

The folks of Les Amis du Biche, which has in recent years restored and relaunched the impressive old tunny fisherman, are working on a book project about her history – including her time in English ownership.

To that end, they are trying to contact ex-owner Graham ‘Dusty’ Miller, to learn things about the time during which he owned Biche. If you can help, buzz them an email at .

Read about Biche here.

Van de Statd yacht Morning Kiss for sale

Van de Statd yacht Morning Kiss for sale

My thanks to Fowey traditional boat builder Marcus Lewis for tipping me off about this beautifully named and interesting project boat.

Read about the Van de Stadt company here and here.

A new mast for the bawley Fiddle



Over at boatbuilder Mark Rolt’s yard in Bristol, the bawley Fiddle of Faversham, is in for repair and has got a new mast – the photo below shows why!

The boat in the background isn’t Fiddle, btw – see her here.