Classic River Boats are not only an investment opportunity they are a declaration of personal style.
If you have a passion for Classic River Boats, you will appreciate sailing a wooden boat is one of the most pleasurable, satisfying feelings in the world.
The most cost effective way to own an vintage boat is to buy a well cared for and restored craft where its history and craftmanship is fully documented throughout the years. For the inexperienced vintage boat investor, however, the problem is knowing where to to find top quality boats. Classic boats are not only an investment opportunity they are a declaration of personal style. A unique 43 foot Purpose Built Gentlemans Motor Yacht River Cruiser, bespoke Broom Admiral River and Sea Going Cruiser 43 foot commissioned in 1961 - one owner. A unique 37 foot Purpose Built Gentlemans Motor Yacht River Cruiser, bespoke Lake and River Cruiser 37 foot commissioned in 1962 - complete refit 2013. This boat is no longer for sale and remains here solely as an information resource for those researching Wooden Classic Sandbanks's. These photos should not be relied upon in the purchase of any boat of a similar type as enormous variations can occur between boats even of the same specification.
This boat is no longer for sale, but you are welcome to contact us with any questions you have about it or similar boats. All particulars given on this website are intended as a guide only and form no part of any contract.
Buyers are strongly advised to check all details personally and to employ a qualified marine surveyor to perform a survey prior to purchase.
The photographs and details on this site are provided on the understanding that all negotiations will be conducted by Western Horizon Yachts acting as broker for the vendor.


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If you have a passion for beautiful boats, you will appreciate sailing a wooden boat is one of the most pleasurable, satisfying feelings in the world. The significant difference between a classic wooden boat, and a modern day fiberglass (GRP) boat is the design shape of the hull, and the sailing or motoring characteristics.
The deck area of a wooden boat typically has more bright work to be maintained than a fiberglass boat.
In today’s boat market, it is still substantially less expensive to buy a classic wooden boat, than a fiberglass production boat. Most individuals have come to understand the desire to buy classic older homes that have been restored with modern amenities. If we are unable to satisfy ourselves about the history of a boat and guarantee that the work and restoration carried out has been done satisfactorily and to the highest standard, then we will not sell it. Linking to or using them to facilitate a sale indicates acceptance of our terms of business - Please contact us if you wish to link to or use this resource for any reason. The boats of historical significance designed and built from the late 19th century through the mid 20th century were known for their sailing ability, ascetic beauty, craftsmanship, construction methods, and design innovation. Classic wooden boats, like all boats fall into one of three categories of condition: like new, needs work, and project.
There is no difference with regard to the need for painting the bottom of a fiberglass or a wooden boat. The bright work maintenance schedule is based on the protection from UV rays, and the product used to finish the bright work.
This includes buying a larger classic wooden boat to be able to obtain the interior space of a modern fiberglass production boat.


Painting the hull of a wooden boat is not done any more often than the need to clean and wax a fiberglass hull to remove oxidation. The only added cost is the potential increased cost of moorage, which is a non-item when considering the difference in the purchase price. Both these homes, and these cars have dramatically increased in value, as the demand has increased. The West Coast of the United States, and European countries such as Italy, France, and the UK are now driving the market for classic wooden boats. The vast majority of modern day fiberglass production boats are designed to maximize interior space, with little regard to sailing or motoring ability. Some of the best boat restoration done world-wide is now taking place in these geographical regions. At the same time, the deck of a fiberglass boat will oxidize if left uncovered, and not protected from the effects of UV rays. At the same time, the demand to own restored classic wooden boats has increased substantially along with their value. The answer for reducing the maintenance for the deck area for both types of boats is using a boat cover.
Covered moorage is also an option for protection from UV rays for power boats, where available.



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