Topic: Can you identify my boat?


jurrasicmark    -- Mar-4-2020 @ 3:13 PM
  Hi all,

Quite new to boating and have recently purchased a boat which we believe is an ex broads cruiser made by "Norfolk Knights"?

Its a 44ft x 12ft boat and if any of you clever folk have any idea about it's origins or identity I would be really interested to hear. Picture attached.


turnoar    -- Mar-4-2020 @ 8:44 PM
  Is this like the aqua fibre hull Herbert Woods built on, adventuring lights or adventuresses, there was one that looked like you could land a helicopter on somewhere, used to see it at Barton now and then. Very commodious looking vessel and doesn’t need to be driven hard to command a presence!


theartist    -- Mar-4-2020 @ 9:38 PM
  so which end is the bow and which the stern


jurrasicmark    -- Mar-4-2020 @ 10:16 PM
  So in this picture the stern is the left side and now the right side

I did some more digging and thanks to something a helpful member posted a while back I think it’s a “Carribean Super 6 Class” which I found on this site - http://fbwilds.horning.org.uk/page6.html

I think it has had some modifications over the years but I can see the resemblance plus is has the dual steering extra that was offered


Steve51    -- Mar-5-2020 @ 8:25 AM
  Looking at the hull shape at the bow, it looks more like a modified Foster 45. Like the Carribean though, it lacks the step-up deck. What your boat called?

Forgot to add link. http://norfolk.broads.org.uk/wiki2018/index.php?title=Boat_Photograph&photo=j612_17863&BoatId=4474&BoatHistory=17863

Steve. CM1 and NR12

This message was edited by Steve51 on Mar-5-20 @ 9:30 AM


jurrasicmark    -- Mar-5-2020 @ 8:32 AM
  Hi Steve,

It's called the "Louisiana Lady" - I'm not sure if this is the original name or not as the last owners were not very savvy on any information.

It has a cathedral hull - I have attached a few more pictures from when it was in a nice condition - we are going to get the boat back to this condition as it was lovely.


jurrasicmark    -- Mar-5-2020 @ 8:33 AM
  Pic 1


jurrasicmark    -- Mar-5-2020 @ 8:33 AM
  Pic 2


jurrasicmark    -- Mar-5-2020 @ 8:34 AM
  Pic 3


jurrasicmark    -- Mar-5-2020 @ 8:34 AM
  Pic 4


millerman    -- Mar-5-2020 @ 10:25 AM
  Many years ago, probably in the late 1980's we had a cottage at Summercraft.As I was walking to & from the village, there was a small boatyard called Zodiac boats in Brimbelow Rd. They had a small fleet of unusual looking craft, some had the type of bow this boat has.
Any help to anyone?


Steve51    -- Mar-5-2020 @ 6:46 PM
  From memory, the boat I posted a link to and Brinks majesty, also has a cathederal hull. I can't think of another Broads style boat that has the same hull design. It's possible yours may have been a one off, based on the Foster hull. Or I could be completely wrong!  Smile

Steve. CM1 and NR12


AllanD    -- Mar-6-2020 @ 12:45 PM
  My old memory tells me that Brinks Majesty was 50ft by 13ft and had 10 berths. It was my nightmare that I would meet on the Ant in the Neatishead Cut.


turnoar    -- Mar-6-2020 @ 8:31 PM
  Enchantress? With a modified top perhap.


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