A Gallery Of Ferroboats

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A junk-rigged schooner design by Robert Tucker. Self built by her German owner in the U.K. Intended for long-term live-aboard and single-handed cruising.

A 35ft double-ender adapted from a design by Atken. Built by Hartley & Brookes Associates.

'Cocoanut Zanzibar', a 45ft ketch. A resident of Gibralter for around 20 years. Believed built in the UK around the mid 70's.

'Curlew' a 24ft design by Prior Yachts of Essex in the UK. These little boats were available in several different hull configurations since the late 1950's. This one one was built in Brisbane and is a centre-board version

The 60' LOA schooner 'Alegrias', designed by Wilf O'Kell and Alan Lucas, was built in the late 70's just north of Brisbane in Australia.

The 'Alegrias', on charter work.

'Okiwa', a superb replica of Slocums 'Spray'.

'Dove', a double-ender from Canada. Seen in 1975 in Whangarei during her 1972-78 world circumnavigation. One of 10 liberty ships built in Canada during WW2, now used as a breakwater for the Powell River Pulp Mill in British Columbia. Photo taken during the winter of 1998 by Peter Freeman on a trip to Desolation Sound.

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