Custom Dallimore Bermudan Ketch

Ketch from the year 1937 - 18m length - in Essex (United Kingdom)

Second hand boat

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443.771 €
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BLUE TROUT is the largest expression of the remarkable designer-builder relationship between Norman E Dallimore and William King & Sons that majored on fast cruisers with classic good looks, attention to detail, the finest of materials and great sailing qualities. And she may be one of the best proven, having taken her present owner safely and comfortably, singlehanded from Greece to England - with a little detour across the Atlantic via the Canaries and Antigua along the way. In more recent seasons, though sailing less miles, she has been very carefully cared for and upgraded, remaining afloat and well covered from the elements when out of commission. BLUE TROUT retains the capability of heading once again to blue waters very comfortably.

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Features of Custom Dallimore Bermudan Ketch:

Basic data

  • Type: Ketch

  • Year : 1937

  • Length: 18 m

  • Location: Essex (United Kingdom)

  • Name: BLUE TROUT

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Custom

  • Material: Wood

Dimensions

  • Beam: 4.22 m

  • Draft: 3.6 m

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 38000 Kg

Capacity

  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -

Motor

  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: -

  • Fuel capacity: -

  • Motor type : Others

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Perkins M130

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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Brokers Comments

BLUE TROUT is the largest expression of the remarkable designer-builder relationvessel between Norman E Dallimore and William King & Sons that majored on fast cruisers with classic good looks, attention to features, the finest of materials and great sailing qualities. And she may be one of the best proven, having taken her present proprietor safely and comfortably, singlehanded from Greece to England - with a little detour across the Atlantic via the Canaries and Antigua along the way. In more recent seasons, though sailing less miles, she has been very carefully cared for and upgraded, remaining afloat and well covered from the elements when out of commission. BLUE TROUT retains the capability of heading once again to blue waters very comfortably.

History

NORMAN E DALLIMORE DESIGN No. 208a
The man who would state his occupation as "Fishing" in the passenger list of the Canadian Pacific liner RMS DUCHESS of ATHOLL on a May-June 1936 voyage from Montreal to Liverpool might be expected to name his yacht after a fish. The man was commissioning proprietor 41-year-old George James Smart, an Essex gentleman of independent means, presumably a keen angler, and a member of Southend-on-Sea's Alexandra and Nore Yacht Clubs, Colne Yacht Club at Brightlingsea, Rochester Cruising Club, and Westcliff Yacht Club at Westcliff-on-Sea. During the build she was listed in 1937 Lloyd Register of Yachts as "To be named as DAB IV", and his DAB II in the same register was a 52ft Brooke pair steam motor yacht. However, she was launched as BLUE TROUT - by Miss Vera Wilkinson on Tuesday 27 July 1937 - and still is. At the time she was the largest yacht to be launched at Burnham-on-Crouch; perhaps that record still stands. Recent archive discoveries show the contract price of £4,500, but with Dallimore's 4% of actual build cost fees invoice revealing that this rose to £5,750.
She was originally a bermudan cutter, capable of carrying a very large masthead yankee jib and with an adjusdesk sternstay to a boomkin, thereby reducing safety need in her running sternstays when negotiating her tight home waters. The sail wardrobe was by Cranfield, and auxiliary potential came from a 40hp 4 cylinder National Diesel auxiliary engine.
During her first full season in commission,1938, she raced with some measure of success at Burnham Week, winning the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club's coveted Burnham Town Cup from a fleet that included well-known names such as DIADEM (Fred Shepherd), THE BLUE PETER (Alfred Mylne) and MAID OF MALHAM (Laurent Giles).
After the second world war, BLUE TROUT briefly appeared under the proprietorvessel of Cyril E Harper of Hyde Park Mansions, London, quickly followed by RB Bingham, most probably the proprietor who tailored her out at Camper & Nicholson and sailed BLUE TROUT to the Mediterranean where she was to stay for over 30 years. The story goes that the 1947 delivery from Southampton to Antibes was under a Captain Johnson who left her in Marseille because there was no more whisky on board. Her seating was rebuilt there in sycamore, a GM 2 cylinder 71hp engine was installed. In 1965 Captain Michel Fuega re-rigged her with the present day very handy ketch rig, and at some stage she became French flagged: though not in Lloyd's Register of Yachts ***.***.***, she does appear in the very last edition of 1980 under the proprietorvessel of J.M. Manchec of Athens, registered in Nantes, France, with home seaport, Rhodes, Greece.
The current proprietor found her in Piraeus, Greece, in 1982 in a badly run-down state, returned her to the British register and sailed her stern to England for a complete refit at Faversham, Kent, the start of a long period of care and refits by Alan Staley there. BLUE TROUT was restored to her former luxurious state, with beautifully hand-made interiors and a fresh Nanni engine was installed. Most of her voyaging since the mid-1980s has been single handed - even her participa

 
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Custom Dallimore Bermudan Ketch

Custom Dallimore Bermudan Ketch is the make and model of this ketch of 18m of length and 4.22m of beam. The sale price is 443.771€ and you can see it in Essex (United Kingdom).

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