Nonpareil sharpie for sale in Kent
You don’t see a sharpie in the UK too often, and a Clapham-style Nonpareil sharpie’s even rarer – even though they’re clearly a good form for large areas of our coastline.
From memory, this particular boat for sale was designed by Colin Mudie and has been used for pleasure trips – but would nevertheless make the basis for a very nice centreboard cruiser, and would therefore would be perfect for the East Coast.
Heck, if I had the time to work this boat up into a suitable cruiser, I’d certainly consider buying it…
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An intriguing boat moored near Faversham
A mystery craft sails into Herne Bay
The first looks as if it could be Scottish to me but I don’t recall seeing her in the area before – is she a fifie? I’d certainly like to know more.
The second is very striking when seen from a distance. I’m pretty sure she’s the Colin Mudie-designed sharpie I’ve seen over-wintering at Faversham’s Iron Wharf in past years. If so, she’s working as a pleasure boat, and having seen her hull I can say that she bears a strong resemblance to the Nonpareil sharpies that Thomas Clapham designed and built all those years ago. There’s a short description of the Clapham’s Nonpareil boats here at the Wikipedia. Now, I wonder whether I might be able to persuade the kids they would enjoy a trip in her next week?