1961 Traditional Wooden Cruiser for sale. A lovely boat with an interesting history of well known owners,documented in the 'History' section. Built in carvel by 'Richmond Slipways' to a Frank Bandey design.
Build No 61/73
Builder Richmond Slipways
Designer Frank Bandey
Length 28' 8.5m
Beam 10' 6" 2.20m
Draft 3 6" 1.07m
Fuel capacity 30 Gallons 136l
Main Engine Thorneycroft 2.5l (70hp) diesel engine.
Wing Engine Stuart Turner (Electric Start)
Twin berths in aft cabin.
Dinette converts to a double.
Pressurised cold water
Built in 1961 by Richmond Slipways, a company formed by Herbert Lightoller, who was the most senior officer who survived the 'Titanic' disaster.
In 1970 she was owned by Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris, who was the commander of RAF Bomber Command during WWII.
In the 1980's it was owned by the Commodore of the Royal Yacht Club, moored at Ramsgate and used extensively in France and Belgium.
1990 Back on the Thames at Richmond and owned by the landlord of the Three Pidgeons.
In August 1996 she was acquired by the late Rodney Bewes, an actor made famous by his role as Bob Ferris in TV's 'The Likely Lads'.
Boat Safety Certificate valid until 22nd May 2021
We are pleased to be able to offer discounted moorings for the first year at Shepperton Marina for all boats purchased through our Boat Showrooms brokerage office.
For this boat an annual mooring if paid in advance would be £3215.70 including VAT and the discount, saving £357.30! Power is via a pre-payment card for the electric pod if required.
The company normally only acts as a broker for the Vendor who, unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars, the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute as a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate, and at his own expense, to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey.