Leona and Sea Harmony – click on the thumbnails for bigger photos
Two very special Albert Strange yachts are advertised for sale over at the Albert Strange Association website– Sea Harmony, a 1936-built 33ft version of Strange’s 1917 Venture design, and 24ft canoe yawl Leona, built in 1906 to Strange design number 63.
Perhaps the prettiest yacht I ever seen photographed, Sea Harmony is in New England, while I believe Leona is still in her home area of the Humber, where it would be nice to think she will stay.
It may not look like much at the moment, but this is the very beginning of a new project for Tiernan Roe. Tiernan is a South-West Ireland-based boatbuilder who has recently received a huge amount of positive coverage for a beautiful John Atkin-designed Ninigret 22 he built for a client.
The acclaim has come from quite a variety of sources, including the hard to please Wooden Boat magazine.
Here’s what Tiernan has to say:
‘Just thought you might like to know what I’m up to at the moment. I’ve started building a Karl Stambaugh-designed Catbird 16 cruising sharpie for a client to use on Galway Bay.
It’s to be a ‘sailaway’, as they say – so the client will be doing the rigging and painting. Oh joy!
I’ve attached a few photos of setting up the frames, and I’m hoping to do a bit of a stop motion video when I’m finished and when I get the time.
I hope all is well with you. As always I’m enjoying intheboatshed – only last night reading I was reading about canoe yawls in WP Stephens’ book, and now all I have to do is find a client who wants one.
Anyway if you have any queries etc. don’t hesitate to contact me.