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I believe this boat was originally built as Evening Primrose by the old Colin Facey yard (before he bought Woods Dyke) at the time when they were also restoring the wherry White Moth - which is now with NBYCO.
We went to see it not long after the yard had finished it as my uncle had booked it for that summer, having had some excellent boats from Colin Facey in the past. He was a little unimpressed with the build at the time and we concluded that this was a bit of a 'friday afternoon' boat.
As I understand it, this was borne out during the actual hire where it seemed that the design hadn't been thought out very well and to make things worse I think it broke down right in front of Wroxham bridge, too.
That was all a long time ago, though and Richardson's have probably worked their magic over it. I note from the entry in the Hireboat info section that this boat now has an inverter fitted and features a hoover and microwave in its inventory.
This message was edited by Jonzo on Jun-5-07 @ 6:25 PM