This motor launch is on sale at Turk’s
An astonishing sale of boats, many of the interesting and old, is going on at Turk’s of Chatham, Kent, apparently due to a relocation. See the lots here: Turk’s auction.
The story here is that this collection was part of a business providing boating film props that are no longer need – there’s more on this at Rowing for Pleasure. I do hope the important boats all go to good homes!
My thanks to the good folks of the Openboat Yahoogroup for bringing this to public attention.
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Hi Gav – the story is here: http://rowingforpleasure.blogspot.com/2010/03/sha…
The collection was built up as film props, but films are made by computer these days and demand for Turk's maritime props has declined so they are selling the collection off and returning to their core business of pleasure boats on the Thames, which they have been doing for 250 years.
I was hoping you'd keep it quiet – I want to buy them all!
But floating props I hope… are they seaworthy?
Strewth Gavin! It's not fair. Lot 10, or 23, or 58, or a whole slew of stuff would do me! Wonder if I could import a few? Look up "Venus" in my pics here and you'll find lot 10.
Does the Arthur Ransom group know about the Swallow replica in this auction? Looks like it can really sail, and was the one in the BBC series.