WoodenBoat Bertram 31 article

Several of you have noticed the article ‘A Wide White Road’ in the magazine WoodenBoat no 245, which tells of the development of Ray Hunt’s Bertram 31. Sadly, it concludes that the Bertram 31 “was the first true production powerboat with a deep-V hull.”

The Bertram 31 was announced at the New York Boat Show in January 1961, nine months after the prototype ‘Moppie’ won the 1960 Miami-Nassau race. But by January 1961 the Fairey production lists indicate that over 40 of the British built hot moulded Hunt deep-V hulls had been produced and sold as Christinas, Huntresses, Huntsmen and Dell Quay Rangers.  Brochures and advertisements for each of these boats proudly proclaimed the advantage of their Ray Hunt designed deep-V hulls.

My response to WoodenBoat can be found at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/acmrjrnpacqixn4/Ray%20Hunt%20WoodenBoat245%20150616.pdf?dl=0

Charles

Cheetah for sale

John Coombes CHEETAH 1 is for sale winner of several Trophies and 1st All British boat in 1961 built by Freezers on Hayling Island
£ 15,000
negotiableVat Included

Fairmile Construction – Bespoke one off for sale in Lancashire

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Read more at http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/Classic-Motor-Boats-for-sale/fairmile-construction-bespoke-one-off/85023#yJYrsIxAlXRzDTFe.99

Another Levi available….

Tim Brand- Crombie has advised us that ULTIMA DEA is for sale in CARLOFORTE SARDINIA….where she has been in use a a fast fishing boat..it is reported that the price is 30,000 Euros……one of the most memorable early Levi designs and a big beast she was with her triple Maserati’s…..motive power at present unknown but more info as and when received….

Contact details

Would all members please note Martin Napier’s new email address.

martin.napier167@gmail.com

Contact details will be updated shortly…Thanks

Cowes Poole Race

….and what do we have here? the first entry into the Cowes Poole Cowes race! Race no U33 will be veteran racer Alan Goodwin racing with Tony Hamilton in ATLAS MR NOISY….Tony is also preparing 2 Avenger 21′s ONE OF WHICH MAY ALSO BE ENTERING…..Stay tuned for more updates!