Dick Wynne is selling the lovely Albert Strange-designed yacht Charm, which was built 1922 (Intheboatshed.net attended her 90th birthday party this year) and lovingly restored 2000-2005 by Russell Read.
There are various posts and reports mentioning Charm on the Albert Strange Association site.
It’s what you might call a reluctant sale – it’s difficult to imagine parting with with a boat like Charm – Dick has struggled to find the time to get the good use from her while still keeping up the day job and managing his other commitments, which include running the wonderful Lodestar Books , and so is planning to return to sail-and-oar boating.
Charm’s condition is superb, she has five sails including a new topsail, a 20hp Beta diesel, Taylor’s paraffin cooking & heating, the usual electronics, and a brand new tailored over-the-boom winter deck cover to protect all her brightwork.
She’s 33ft LOA, has a beam 7ft 6in and a draught 5ft, and two comfortable berths. Contact Dick via the Albert Strange Association website’s contact page.
Now you’d had a good long look… What if I were to say this lovely Knud Reimers-designed Tumlare is for sale for something under £10,000? Or that owner David Lea says she’s a wonderful boat to sail as well as a thoroughly beautiful sailing yacht?
Her hull is of Oregon pine on steamed or laminated oak frames (there are no steel frames!) with oak floors and a ply deck. she’s had an extensive re-fit by a previous owner, and the current owner did the cabin fit-out, scarfed-in some frames and strengthened some floors.
Details and more photos are available at the Woodenships website.
There’s a little more on the Tumlare class here.
Small boat voyager and environmental campaigner Giacomo De Stefano – the Man on the River – is selling his Alan Buchanan-designed 1965-built ketch Brancaleon.
Poor Giacomo’s heart must be breaking at the thought of selling his gorgeous yacht. There are more pictures here, and more information at Doryman’s weblog.
Size-wise, she’s 43ft overall, 38ft on the waterline, has a beam of 12ft and a draught of 6ft. In terms of materials, she’s planked with iroko below the waterline and mahogany above, with oak frames and a teak deck.
Brancaleon is currently on a well protected mooring at Mallorca in the Mediterranean - and the mooring can come with the boat. Contact Giacomo at firstname.lastname@example.org.