27ft Thames skiff for sale

Sharon Day has been in touch with these photos and some information about an old It measures 27ft Thames skiff she’s selling.

The maker’s unknown, but it is thought to have been an Eton College boat, and is dated 1912.

It’s built in mahogany and was found in the loft of the Green Jack brewery at Oulton Broad. The bottom has had 6-7 new planks, and a coaming and decking was added for the Great River Race, but this is said to be easily removable and does not affect the original structure.

It was originally two-oared but has been adapted to four oars, but again it still has the original parts including footboards, rolling seatsa and outriggers, and could returned to its original arrangement.

The skiff competed in The Great River Race between 1997 and 2002, but has been unused and stored in a barn since then.

A trailer is included, and the boat would have to be collected from Hingham in Norfolk.

If anyone’s interested, please drop me a line at gmatkin@gmail.com and I’ll pass the message on to Sharon.

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