At the Marconi Yacht Club this morning viewing boats, the view of the river is wonderful there, especially on a beautiful sunny day!
Tollesbury Spring Boat Show is going well, lots of activity on the water this morning, we are open 10am to 4pm so do come and see us!
2002 Bavaria 36, shallow fin, owners version, superbly presented by current owner, sprayhood and cockpit enclosure, stack pack, spinnaker, Brunton Autoprop, heating, hot water, plotter, autopilot and more! Here ashore at Tollesbury £47,000
Our Spring Used Boat Show takes place this weekend, 22nd and 23rd April 2017! We are open 10am to 4pm both days! Come and view lots of second-hand boats!
The Bangor S Class "Stealaway" was the first of twenty two boats built to this design by Robert Slater. The robustly constructed carvel hull planked in 7/8th inch mahogany on sawn oak frames was built at his shipyard Company yard in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Launched in 1947, Dr J S Dunham - her first owner, completed an enjoyable and successful 500 mile cruise in the Western Isles of Scotland. The first of many cruises in those challenging waters.
In 2000 her present owner were looking for a wooden boat that they could enjoy in their retirement. With her easily managed cutter rig "Stealaway" has proved to be a safe and comfortable boat in all conditions. Her owners have cruised the East Coast, day sailed locally in the Blackwater and raced with the other classics during Mersea Regatta Week and won a trophy or two.
Please go to the owners website www.shipyardboats.co.uk to see further construction and historical details.
1986, Hunter Horizon 26 with twin keels, 2015 Mercury 6hp 4 stroke outboard in well, cross cut furling genoa (2013), recent upholstery, cruising chute, ST2000+ tiller pilot, Garmin GPS Map 500, solar panel, new toilet and more! Lying here at Tollebsury Marina afloat.
"Remember the Walker bay you sold us back in January, well we thought you and the previous owner might like to know about her new life on the Scottish North coast island-hopping.
We’ve done a lot of modifications to raise her sailing performance, crew-space, load-stowage, ruggedness, and landing on remote shores. The mast and boom has been raised 8” for crew room and the mast raked aft 6 degrees to improve the sail balance. A roller reefing system fitted to the jib with adjustable rig tension and optional shroud connections along the gunnels for increased support in heavier winds. Topping lift fittings, slab-reef cordage, downhaul, outhaul controls. Also for increased crew-space, I fitted transom main-sheeting and a my “FANG” to replace the conventional kicking strap. We made a compact, floating, collapsible trolley which stows on board which so far has taken the boat over boulder shore-lines and soft sand.
The inflatable tubes got a real test at the weekend after getting swamped in dumping surf rowing from Neave Island. All our gear, including cameras, were in dry-bags floating about but they were tethered in so quite safe and the boat remained well buoyant.
We are delighted we bought the boat and now named her Islander after the small Britten Norman aircraft which Loganair used to serve the Scottish Islands, landing on beaches such as Barra. Thank you."
1978, Catalac 8 Metre with Yamaha 25hp Four Stroke outboard, lovely boat with 5 berths, double cabin forward, HEATING, HOT WATER, PLOTTER, solar panels, fridge, great family cruising yacht! Benfleet, £19,500