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The History of this vessel is as follows;
1918 Built at Cowes as an inspection craft for the Grand Union Canal Company.
1929-1950 Used extensively by the Directors of the Company especially when the Company acquired an extra 250 miles of canals.
1939 Underwent an extensive refit.
1950 Transferred to British Waterways but only used occasionally.
1958 Underwent another extensive refit.
1970 Remained in poor condition at Bulbourne.
1974 Bought by Mr Michael Rabbet who took her out of the water at Buckby and moved her to Dedham where she was painstakingly restored and rebuilt.
1977 Relaunched at Grayton and cruised the canals with the Rabbet family.
1980 Sold to Oliver and Mary Turner.
1998 Included on the National Register of Historic Vessels.
2012 Vessel selected for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3 June 2012.
2013 Brought by the current owner who is selling due to poor health.
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1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
2 burner gas cooker
0.00m (0'0") of chain
Wave line dinghy (unknown year)
3.3hp outboard, Mariner (unknown year)
The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.
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