GLASCOTE BOATYARD/DARREN ALDRIDGE GLASCOTE 60FT TRAD £120,000
THERE ARE quite a few boats claiming to be the last SM Hudson – depending on what you mean by last. But this one is a strong contender for the title. Sarah Edgson, who took over Hudson’s former yard at Glascote, bought this Hudson shell when it was the last one left and has had it fitted out at the yard by Darren Aldridge. It wasn’t technically a show boat at Crick, although it was in the marina available for viewing through broker ABNB.
The Hudson steelwork was renowned, and while his characteristic take on a Josher bow shape isn’t everyone’s cup of tea it’s certainly distinctive. This was one of only two trads at the show.
The fit-out is in the Hudson style, but if anything more interesting. Narrow tongue and groove is used below the gunwales and continues on all the cupboard doors. The boat has a standard layout, with a saloon at the bow, followed by a breakfast bar and U-shaped galley with a Belfast sink and brick pattern tiles. The walk-through shower room has a quadrant shower, a basin unit and Jabsco toilet. The cabin has an in-line bed and plenty of storage.
The engine is a 42hp Vetus M4.17. There are five 110Ah batteries, and a 3kW inverter.
Requires imagination at present, but could be an excellent deal