Topic: Sunhunter?? Steel Hull 1980's


Jojoh    -- Aug-23-2021 @ 8:05 AM
  Hi my brother owns a 36ft steel hull boat which we believe is a Sunhunter

http://www.broads.org.uk/wiki2018/index.php?title=Style_Details&style=Sunh

Does anyone have any info on this type of boat?
Ideally a blakes page with it on with the original layout.....


Jojoh    -- Aug-23-2021 @ 9:36 PM
  Someone has just sent me this on another forum. This is defo the same type of boat anyone know anything about them???


billmaxted    -- Aug-24-2021 @ 9:49 AM
  Difficult to be sure, there were very few steel hulled hireboats on the broads.  The only steel boat builder of note was/is Braydon/Goodchild's.

These 5 "Sunhunters" may have started on the Beaver fleet one seems to have gone to Sutton staithe and one to Ripplecraft before they were taken over by Crown Cruisers under the management of Brian Gardener after he moved from Astons and it looks as if he acquired the others to go with it. Crown had interests on many waterways including Scotland and Ireland and I thought that Des Doolan did take on some "ironsides" for use in Ireland. More than that I do not know, Sorry

Bill...(The Ancient Mardler)


stephenh    -- Aug-24-2021 @ 10:39 AM
  Sunway from Poolcraft of Beccles had a steel hull. Presumably because of this it sat lower in the water than most hire boats. We did touch bottom a few times in shallow areas


Jojoh    -- Aug-24-2021 @ 10:43 AM
  Thanks. We have one of the 5 in the family. It is currently in Brighton. It has been there salt least 15 years but have no idea how it got there. It is about to undergo a resto as a house boat.


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