Archive for the ‘Interesting Boats’ Category
Lucky Star, an extraordinary survivor from the early days of the Canoe Yawl, is reluctantly for sale by her owner Ant Law. She was built by Turk at Kingston upon Thames, and beautifully restored by Fabian Bush in 1996. She is 18ft long by 5ft 3in beam. If she piques your interest please reach us via our Contact page and we can put you in touch with her owner.
We hear from David and Irene Carrick that this magnificent 20ft canoe yawl is for sale:
This lovely Humber Canoe Yawl inspired by George Holmes’s “EEL” was built at Waterhead, Windermere by Ian Cooper in 1978.Dimensions – 21ft LOA (27 ft over spars) 7ft beam 3.5 ft draught with drop keel down. Built with local larch on oak with clear pine spars. She was extensively rebuilt by Jamie Clay 2000-2001 with new keel and many fittings. She is a clinker built double ender,and includes a purpose built twin axle trailer.She has 2 berths with cushions in a cosy cabin.The engine is out as I intended to sail her with a pair of oars.Many hours were spent removing old varnish from hull and decks scraped and prepared.The hull has had several coats of wood oil,cabin sides and cockpit interior, combings coated with woodskin, spars and masts coated with wood oil. 2 coats of primer on all deck area and completed with 2 coats of International deck paint. Below waterline, 2 coats of Primocon and one coat of antifouling, (plenty left for one or two coats pre-launch).The hull and interior is now finished and “Flute” is now stunning!!!! All fittings are of very high standard. She is now under cover in North Yorkshire.Inventory.All spars ,masts and fittings plus rigging and halliards in good order, furling jib, gaff mainsail , gaff mizzen all in good order . New mainsail cover (unused)New interior cushions, gas cooker and spare canisters . Depth / speed instruments, compass, chain and anchor , new mooring ropes,4 fendoffs, one pair oars , spare wheel, overboard rescue system.“Flute” has been stored undercover for approx. 7 years and has had little use since its extensive rebuild in 2001.PRICE £4,950
If you are tempted by FLUTE—and who wouldn’t be?—please use our Contact page to be put in touch with the owners.
Such an interesting yacht from 1907, we’ll overlook the mast count! Ben Boardman writes of his ‘project’ boat:
It’s unfortunate that I’ve come to the point where I’ve chosen to re-home Dawn but time and money are not what they once were. My hope is that she is taken on by a likeminded individual who sees her for the classic she is and could be. I realise that she’s not a yawl so thanks for overlooking the lack of mizzen, but am very glad that she will be seen by the right audience on the Albert Strange site [and this one! — Ed].