Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Another Itchen Ferry

Following my post about Wonder, Tom Armstrong who blogs at 70.8% kindly sent me details of another Itchen ferry for sale. This one is is located in Bristol, Maine and is a 1999 replica based on the lines of Wonder

Broker's comments - "This is a historically accurate reproduction of an 1860 Itchen Ferry Cutter. The builder was able to obtain the plans and offsets for the famous "Wonder" and built "Blackjack" to those specs. We sailed her briefly around Maine and I could not believe the interest in her by gold plate wooden boat owners. This is truly a fun boat and stood up very well to 25 knot winds and a 2' chop!"

Her dimensions are 19'2" LOA, 8'3" Beam, 3'6" Draft, with a displacement of 6,500lbs (ballast 1500lbs) Blackjack is offered for sale at $17,500 which makes her good value even at current exchange rates!!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, $17.5 K in a hot boat market ....which this isn't. Try half that, or $8K ....being more like it.


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