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Hi all,

We have moved our Classic 27ft Loynes from London to the Broads last October in hope of selling her but are struggling to reach the handful of people that might be actively interested in classic wooden boats. And where she is, she's the only wooden boat...

We believe there used to be an association for vintage wooden boats with an annual rally that doesn't exist anymore. Would anybody know if there is still such association on the Broads or an informal club or just a geographical cluster of wooden cruisers?

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards,
Nathalie


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I hired Loch Invar for a week many years ago - what a beautiful boat she was (and I guess IS) - one of the last of the really classic cruisers. If I had the readies I'd be making you an offer today- sadly not possible.  I hope you have good luck selling her.

Cheers - Dave

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See here:
http://www.broads.org.uk/wiki/index.php5?title=Photograph_Gallery&classname=Loch_Arron&returnpath=Boat_Details&returnpage=50260&style=LArn

Drascombe Longboat 'Jenny Morgan'
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http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/

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Hello Dave and 'JennyMorgan',

Dave: Many thanks for your heart-warming message! We
also think that despite being humble, Loch Invar also
special. To slide that canopy down on a summer's day is
glorious...

JennyMorgan: Thanks for the link. I wasn't aware of the
1971 photo and wish I had when I refurbished the
topsides!... You just reminded me that I should send
the pics and info we've gathered about Loch Invar to
Craig.

Cheers
Nathalie



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Hello Nathalie and welcome.
The vintage Wooden Boat Association http://www.vwba.org/wiki/index.php5?title=Main_Page is in the process of being reformed. This year if you join there is no fee. If you want to register your boat get in touch with the club. I believe there is to be some kind of meeting at Beccles towards the end of August.
I hop[e this is of use to you.

Barry

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Hello Barry,

This is great and very useful news! Thanks! I'll get in touch with them.

Regards,
Nathalie



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Nathalie, I can only suggest that you get out on The Broads and become well known. The Broads is not short of 'classic' wooden boats so you do need to become recognised, to become wanted. Our old boat was built in 1906 so is now antique, your's is relatively new, as you say, classic. I doubt that you will get your money back, just be glad to find someone else to carry on the good work that you started. I'd start by asking Martham Boats to look after her this winter. Because they are a yard that specialises in timber boats people go there & ask what they have for sale. Decent people to do business with too. You never really 'own' a timber boat, you just 'borrow' her until the next person takes her on. Timber boats cost a fortune to maintain and that does reflect on potential prices. Thames prices and Broads prices for old timber boats don't compare very well I'm afraid.  


Drascombe Longboat 'Jenny Morgan'
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http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/

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I would get a copy of Classic Boat magazine and phone
round some of the Brokers and see what they can do to
help. Gillian at Henley Sales and Charter is usually
very  knowledgeable and helpful and she does take
Broads boats on her books. good luck.

Edit to say :- She takes boats on the Broads on her
books. I think her surname is Nahum. here is her site:

http://www.hscboats.co.uk/services/

Captain Howe.

The Eagle may soar majestic,
but you don't suck a Stoat
into your jet engines.
Please leave the water and
banks as you would wish to
find them.


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