I received an interesting email from Jan Pieter de Graaf who lives in Belgium and owned Orisis the sister ship to motor vessel Vagabond about which I wrote back in December.
Orisis was built in 1932 by Saunders and Roe in Cowes with Gardner diesels running through Parsons gear boxes.
Jan saw Orisis for sale in 1995 and purchased her, but work and other family commitments sadly forced him to sell her. The name is a little strange, I immediately read it as Osiris. From what I can see she was in good hands, Jan Pieter makes amazing and unique architectural cabinets.
Swale Smack & Barge Match, 10th August 2019
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