What’s in a name?
QHi everyone, we have recently inherited a boat. Unfortunately, we know absolutely nothing about boats and it is going to need a lot of repair work. The problem is we don’t have many details. Can anyone help us with what type of boat this is, make/model etc. because we can’t seem to find anything on the boat to identify it. We have tried looking up the number on the side but that’s not getting us anywhere. Any help would be much appreciated. TRACEY MELLOR
ATONY REPLIES: After looking at all sorts of images on Google I have been unable to get any closer to identifying it. The database of registrations that is usually our first check has no record of that number but the “waves” on the index plate suggests it is probably pre-1990. How far pre I have no idea but this style of cruiser was very prolific in the 70s & 80s and some with similar hulls but not the cabin top moulding are still being made.
It is not clear from the photos but it looks as if it may have what is known as a cathedral or trimaran style hull.
Over the years the moulds for such boats have changed hands and the new owners tend to alter them so similar boats were made by different companies. If you send the photos to the forum Canalworld.net someone may recognise the boat - or perhaps one of our readers recognises it?
Unless you are very keen to get afloat and if the inside is anything like the outside I suspect your best bet is to clean it up a bit and then Ebay with a low reserve - just to get rid of it. I think it will have very little value as it is, unless it has a working engine.
One project that will need more than a weekend!