FOR SALE £5,000.00 or very near offer
This hull is based on the racing prototype and famous powerboat GIOVANNA and built by Halmatic
Nina III – Christina 27 – Available for Restoration
Dimensions - LOA 27 ft – Beam 9 ft 4 in – Draft 2 ft (outdrives up) 3 ft (outdrives down)
Builder - Bruce Campbell (Christina) Ltd – Launched 1974 – Built for Paris Boat Show 1968
Construction - High quality glass fibre deep-vee hull using hollow GRP ribs on close centres and marine ply stringers for high strength offshore capability – Teak decks – Teak and mahogany superstructure with solid teak corners and cappings.
Engines - Twin Chrysler TS3 supercharged diesels, 125 bhp each continuous, 150 bhp intermittent (now no longer functional). Enfield 200H outdrives with electro-hydraulic trim & tilt. Twin 36-gallon GRP diesel tanks.
Max continuous speed 27 knots
Accommodation - 2 permanent berths in fore-cabin; galley; WC with basin; full headroom; enclosed wheelhouse (space for two further permanent berths); large open cockpit
Launching Trolley - Purpose-built, four-wheeled, four docking arms
Current Condition - Now in very poor condition, requiring total restoration. She has been stored onshore for many years, on her launching trolley. The hull is in good condition, but the external woodwork is not. Deck fittings have been removed and are in storage, in good condition. New engines are required. The outdrives are stripped to component level awaiting rebuilding, and are complete with new bearings.
↑ On display on the Bruce Campbell stand at the Paris Boat Show in 1968, without engines. The boat was a bare shell when my father and I bought it in 1970—lovely woodwork but no services or engines. We had a blank canvas.
This outline line drawing was with the very few original documents that came with the boat, when we bought her, part-finished, in Lymington. ↓
↑ Being craned from the yard where we finished building her, on to the launching trailer.
The deep forefoot of the hull, and the pronounced spray-rails along the bottom, are evident.
First launch in 1971—on the slipway at Littlehampton (at the mouth of the River Arun in Sussex).
At that time she did not have her custom-built launching trolley, and the yard didn’t have a proper boat-lift !
The very pronounced deep-vee hull form, and the two Enfield 200H sterndrives, are clearly visible. ↓
↑ Moored in Brighton Marina, when that was the base for an offshore powerboat race. Nina III made an ideal spectator boat.
Currently in storage onshore on her launching trolley ↓
↑ Internal view of spacious cabin
Enquiries should be sent to: John Hother at John.Hother@proneta.co.uk
or telephone: +44 796 872 6779