Flute, a lovely yawl inspired by George Holmes’s Eel is said to be in fine condition and is for sale following an accident sustained by the owner.
She’s LOA 21ft (27ft over spars), beam 7ft, draught 3.5 ft.
She was built in 1978 by Ian Cooper at Waterhead, Windermere, of local larch on oak with clear pine spars, and was extensively rebuilt by Jamie Clay during 2000/01.
She sleeps 2 in a newly varnished and painted cabin. Her rigging is as new and FLUTE is ready to move on its purpose built trailer in North Yorkshire.
See the Canoeyawl weblog for details.
Louise is for sale – she’s one of Salcombe-trained traditional boat builder Nick Smith’s traditional motor launches, and is fitted with an 11hp Vetus.
She’s four years old but has only been used for two seasons, and Nick says she’s immacculate and effectively as new. She’s lying in Devon and I think she would be a great boat for families, for picnicking, fishing, watching wildlife and so on.
If you’re interested, ring Nick on 07827 644223.
The 37ft LOA 1930 Berthon-built race winning gaff cutter Wanda is for sale. She’s rigged as a gaff cutter.
In her earlier life was a well known RORC racer, and won the Channel race in the late 1930s. More recently, in the centenary RORC Cowes to Dinard race she came 5th in her class, and in the 2008 Round The Island race she came 4th in the gaff rig class.
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