Monday 29 April 2019

Leo Noah

I've written before about the ubiquity of RIBs locally and the almost complete absence of other types of small open motorboats. So I was curious to know more about this semi derelict boat pulled up on the slipway at Warsash.

Length is around 18 feet and the hull lines show a clean sharp entry and quite pronounced chines which should deflect spray.

Construction is ply on frame and the hull appeared to be in not too bad condition with just a few patches of paint missing. The absent engine cover and broken stainless rails perhaps speak of a sinking or storm damage.

It's a shame as a boat like this would make a lot of sense for nipping around the protected waters of the Solent.

If anyone has any knowledge of the design please comment.

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