Fred Parker TS Gentleman's Motor Yacht

Motoryacht from the year 1963 - 18,90m length - in Devon (United Kingdom)

Motoryacht used

Verified boat

802.911 €
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CARAMBA’s supreme good looks are not accidental – the sheer line, beautifully balanced proportions and purposeful profile are all in immaculate good taste. When you add to this her ease of use……….. We first met her as a family yacht in Corfu, professionally skippered and run by two people.  Her current owner by contrast looks after the boat himself and often cruises her alone. With or without a crew, her versatility is therefore impressive. With her wide and protected bulwarks, expansive aft deck, her little ship ambience with commanding bridge, charming saloon and intimate cabin layout, she is living testament to her designer’s skill. Fred Parker of course was one of that generation of designers to have served his apprenticeship before the 2nd World War. It raises the question. “Why don’t they make them like this anymore?”  

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Features of Fred Parker TS Gentleman's Motor Yacht:

Basic data

  • Type: Motoryacht

  • Year : 1963

  • Length: 18.90 m

  • Location: Devon (United Kingdom)

  • Name: CARAMBA

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Fred Parker

  • Material: Steel

Dimensions

  • Beam: 4.65 m

  • Draft: 1.65 m

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 45903 Kg

Capacity

  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -

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CARAMBA’s supreme good looks are not accidental – the sheer line, beautifully balanced proseaportions and purposeful profile are all in immaculate good taste. When you add to this her ease of use………..
We first met her as a family yacht in Corfu, professionally skippered and run by two people.  Her current proprietor by contrast looks after the vessel himself and often cruises her alone.
With or without a team, her versatility is therefore impressive. With her wide and protected bulwarks, expansive aft deck, her little ship ambience with commanding bridge, charming bar and intimate compartment layout, she is living testament to her designer’s skill. Fred Parker of course was one of that generation of designers to have served his apprenticeship before the 2nd World War. It raises the question. “Why don’t they make them like this anymore?”

History

Originally commissioned by E.M Brown to designs by Fred Parker, this stunning pair steam full displacement gentleman's motor yacht was manufactured to full Lloyds 100 Al + basic by Samuel White & Co Ltd in West Cowes. Highly regarded for their development of luxurious private motor yachts as well as naval vessels & lifevessels, the very best of their considerable expertise was put into this perfectly proseaportioned yacht.
CARAMBA has had a number of proprietors succeeding Mr Brown her 1st and Peter Dixon her 2nd. The 3rd was David Skellon in the mid 70s – and who after selling her continued to take a close interest in the yacht. The 4th was Leighton Mitchell from 1979 – 1991. He was succeeded by Monsieur Bolloret who had her until 1995 and the 6th another Frenchman Monsieur Signeol. In October 2000 the current proprietor Philip Hardstaff purchased her from Jap de Bruin. Jap was a friend of former 3rd proprietor David Skellon, who from the sidelines had persuaded him to “rescue” her from Signeol who by that time had mothballed the vessel.
Geographically CARAMBA’s fortunes followed pretty well the lifetypes of her proprietors so from her early days of rough and tumble in the Solent she became a family yacht based on Corfu, cruising in the Greek islands. Then to the South of France she became very much a part of that set. Brought stern from her then home in France through the canals, she was sailed to Falmouth. Soon thereafter a substantial yet sympathetic rebuild and refit was undertaken by Voyager Yachts of Millbrook in 2001 / 2002, followed by the Pendennis yard fitting a fresh teak deck, some minor works and paintwork etc.  Pendennis then looked after her, ongoing between 2003 and 2009. The most recent rebuild / refit was at Cockwells of Mylor in 2011 / 12.
Passed down by successive proprietors is a comprehensive catalogue of original hand-operateds, lines drawings, Fred Parker’s original specifications and the original Blue book.

Construction

Hull- Full displacement body profile with canoe stern - Steel body ¼ inch plating for topsides and underwater profile- 5/16th inch steel plating for sheer strake and garboard areas - 3 ½ x 2 ½ quarter inch steel frames are spaced 18 inches separate and flush riveted to the body plating - All plates and frames are either fastened with steel rivets or welded- Side stringers 2 ½ x 2 ½ quarter inch profile steel - Fuel and water tanks are incorporated in the body in a double bottom - Cabin sole rests on 3 x 2 ½ quarter inch profile steel illumination and ¼ inch steel light knees - Fore & aft watertight bulkquantity are ¼ inch steel plate with hinged watertight manhole to forepeak - Porthole sills and drains were refreshed during refit - Engines seated on ½ inch steel plate development girders - During 2000 refit engine room bulkquantity and deck quantity stripped and fresh insulation tailored- Original bulwark and up sta

 
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Fred Parker TS Gentleman's Motor Yacht

It is a motoryacht, manufactured by the shipyard Fred Parker in the year 1963 and has a sale price of 802.911€.

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