An appeal for information: does anyone know the story of Shed 55 please?

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Richard Chamberlain has written to ask for information about a Falmouth boatbuilder that seems to be called Shed 55, which used to be locaed at the docks in the town. This is what he has written:

‘I have purchased a 1970 cruiser originally called Windana and that was owned at that time by Derek Bell, a builder of Camborne and then Feock, Truro. In 1987 she belonged to Ray Law of Northwich, Cheshire and was renamed Emaray, and again changed hands around 1995 to Peter Sheene of Letchmore, Herts, who again renamed her, this time to Sandpiper 93.

‘Between being built and 1987 she had a wheelhouse fitted making her a trawler yacht. From the many photos and paper work I thought she was a “one off” boat but by chance I saw the last few minutes of a documentary in which a boat that was Sandpiper’s twin escorting three yachts through the Suez Canal. I believe this boat was called either Lady Pamela or Pauline and would love to know if anybody can help me trace Sandpipers ’sister boats’.

Sandpiper is now moored in Alcudia, Mallorca and is being restored her to her former glory. She is glassfibre over wooden ribs and very strong: her hull is in perfect condition. She has a solid teak deck all round. The interior is all hand finished in mahogany, with all doors hand-made and fitted with louvres.


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