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Harrison Butler Z4 looking for a new home

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Boatbuilder Kyle Abingdon is looking for a new home for his Harrison Butler Z4, having decided that there’s no sense in paying storage fees for a project he has no hope of being able to start in the near future.

He’s happy to negotiate terms but I’m pretty sure that it could be free to someone he is confident will make a good job of fixing her up and will look after her well – and thinks that could be someone who reads Intheboatshed.net .

Kyle says there is no rot on her and that her keel bolts have been done – but there is a lot of work to do, as she needs a deck, cockpit and internals.

Kyle is I am happy to advise anyone thinking of taking her on.

She comes with her mast, boom and sails all in good order, but no other rigging. Her mooring fees are up to date and she is stored under a tent at Faversham, Kent.

Contact Kyle at tel 07737 868421 and email kyleabingdon@yahoo.co.uk .

19ft small cruising yacht project on eBay

19ft project on eBay

This 19-foot small cruising yacht now¬†on eBay was spotted by Fowey boatbuilder¬†Marcus Lewis – who says it looks a lot more ‘doable’ than many other projects he sees…

I hope she finds a good home.

 

 

 

Marcus says it looks doable…

Senior shipwright sought for motor launch project

A steam boat recently refurbished by Douglas Marine, and the new project

Andrew Bedwell of Douglas Marine, Preston has written to say that the yard is looking for a senior shipwright to work on a rebuild of a 1932 Dutch motor launch – the owner is a timber merchant with 3d tooling available and just wants his boat put back to new condition – not necessarily identical to the original, but in keeping.

Our senior shipwright is leaving and will be missed, and his leaving creates a gap for for the company.

The person could work on a contract only or could work full-time if they wished. There is accommodation onsite if it’s needed (a mobile home overlooking the river and moor).

Contact Andrew at tel 01772 812462 and douglasmarine1@ymail.com