Chris Craft in Cornwall Falmouth

FOR SALE – Classic Boats UK

YARECRAFT 12ft marine ply Ski Boat or Runabout

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YARECRAFT 12ft marine ply Ski Boat or Runabout 

Seats six people. Built approx. 1960 and single family owned since 1966. The boat was originally called ‘Seaspray’ but we renamed it ‘Topsy’. ‘Modern’ (1996) Johnson 25hp outboard engine. Also, the original (c1960) Gale (part of OMC) 25hp outboard motor is included in the sale. Between 1966 and 1994 the boat was stored in the Lake District and used on family holidays to water-ski on Lake Windermere. It was registered on Lake Windermere and its number was 10569.

In 1994 it was taken to Orkney, where it was stored by family friends and occasionally used on Eynhallow Sound. We enjoyed using it when visiting our friends. It was returned to us in 2015 and now is stored at our house near Stratford on Avon. It is dry stored and there is no rot. Sale includes a nearly new trailer.

The photographs are taken on Orkney. They were taken in 1994, and have the Gale engine.

£900 or nearest offer. Telephone Jonathan on 01789 731332 or

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Kgarla Boat for Sale Poncelet Wood Boats for sale UK

Poncelet 5 metre 1970

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Poncelet 5 metre 1970 with 1979 Mercury Straight 6-cylinder 90hp ‘Tower of Power’

Belgian Classic Wooden speed boat. Owned since 2006, age and disability now forces sale.

We are having to re advertise the boat as she must go, preferably to a new home with a CMBA member. She has been prepared for this season, engine run. Trailer had a once over and new Alko hitch damper fitted as a result.

She ran at Cardiff last year after 3 years of not being used and went like a dream as usual. She belongs on the water!

She is literally ready for use, sale at the right price includes 6 freeboard fenders, lines, tonneau cover, full cover, engine cover, spare fuel tank. We currently even have 2 unopened 4 litre bottles of Mercury 2 stroke oil, (one other part used) and about 15 litres of treated and stabilised fuel. 2 cans of Fogging Oil. Trailer lighting bar included.

We know Cornwall is a long way away but for a sale we can always travel closer.

Potted recent history. 2015, renovated by Henwood and Dean of Hambleden, Henley-on -Thames, re-painted and varnished. Re-upholstered with a new seating configuration, 2 front seats with rear bench seat for 2/3 persons and a folding step for ease of entry added. New cover 2015 by Penrose Sailmakers Falmouth. Stored indoors.

Engine looked after by Mercury Specialists, serviced each year of use and new impeller every service. New hydraulic trim tilt pump and hoses fitted in 2017. New engine bottom seals. new fuel filter and fuel lines, new battery and impeller August 2021.

Twin axle braked trailer custom built 2006, good condition twin 1500kgs axles braked,(Overall capacity rated 2000kgs gross). Two complete brand-new axles fitted 2017 including brakes and bearings, along with brake cables, wheels and tyres. New ALKO damper fitted March 2022. Actual towing weight approx 1160kg.

Last serviced and used in August 2021, at the Classic Motor Boat Association Rally held at Cardiff Bay. See the Video Youtube Poncelet Cardiff​


Nigel Parkes 07885 822 875

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Shakespeare Mini Clubman

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Shakespeare Mini Clubman for sale.

This “Classic” mono hull sports boat, was purchased new in the late seventies from Jackie Wilson, the well known power boat racer,  and has been in the family ever since.

Fitted with A 50 HP 4 Cylinder (Blue Band) Mercury Outboard Engine, this is a very fast boat for its size. The hull was originally designed by David Burgess for the NE Monohull Class racing series, in the mid 1970’s. Still in its original colour, the boat is in very good condition considering it is 45 years old. Stored and sheeted in a dry and well ventilated garage for most of its life, has ensured this. The 50 HP Mercury was fitted in the mid eighties. and replaced the original 35 HP Mercury. This increase in power completely transformed the boat, with significant improvements in both handling and performance. This is a very well balanced package. Regular servicing of the engine has also ensured this is in very good condition. Winterised at the end of the season, after thoroughly flushing in fresh water, has been the norm. The cooling water pump impeller was replaced last year and provides a strong jet of water.

The only issue is starting this engine from cold, which is becoming more difficult, particularly as the engine has a manual start. Once running however, the engine runs well, pulling strongly at all revs without fail. Restarting from warm is never a problem, this will require investigation.

A fully galvanised road trailer, complete with jockey wheel and manual winch, completes the package.

Price. £2500.00

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Classic early 1900s 13' Mahogany Motor Boat

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Ellan. Classic early 1900’s 13′ Mahogany Motor Boat.

Professionally restored barn find. All original hull planks re-caulked and varnished. New decks fitted using Honduras mahogany salvaged from a Bristol pub! Coventry Victor ‘Midget’ 2 cylinder petrol engine. ‘Spare’ engine included in sale. Ellan is a 13’ long carvel construction mahogany tender. She has a Coventry Victor Midget MW2 engine which is a 4 stroke 340cc, 5hp, flat twin unit. The Davit points for lifting tells us that originally Ellan was a tender to something much larger and grander. This also probably explains the divided areas in the boat with the crew member sitting forward whilst the owner and guests sat in the back.

Included in the sale are:

  • Spare engine
  • Tonneau Cover
  • 12v Battery
  • Bilge pumps – original manual & 12v battery
  • Road trailer & straps
  • Lighting tailboard
  • Forward cushions
  • Engine manual & assorted spares

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JetMarine Swift 15 – 1985 with BMW 190hp inboard and PP 65 Jet Drive with Trim

JetMarine Swift 15 – 1985 with BMW 190hp inboard and PP 65 Jet Drive with Trim

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JetMarine Swift 15 – 1985 with BMW 190hp inboard and PP 65 Jet Drive with Trim.

For sale only to a good loving home. After 13 years of ownership she is sadly rarely used now as we have a bigger classic boat to accommodate the grandkids. Manufactured by Jet Marine of Stockport she is one of only 25 boats built and one of only six with the BMW B190 6 Cyl engine, gauges and livery. It was an expensive high quality boat in its day and sold mostly as a fast (45mph+) tender for superyachts and sold to Royal households around the world (Saudi etc.) including one on the Royal Yacht Britannia. The boat is 95% original and sits on the original Hallmark 4-wheel braked roller coaster trailer, only the original two small rear jump seats are missing. It’s been used as family ski boat and at various CMBA events in the past; Chertsey, Cardiff & River Soar. It’s got low hours and in overall very good condition with just a few small blemishes commensurate with its age.  The windscreen has suffered crazing from the sun but otherwise the hull and decks are all sound and she polishes up well. She was last run in June this year (2021) to check her over (see video at: ) located near Rugby.


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Mk1 Albatross Continental with Coventry Climax Engine for Sale

Albatross Continental MK 1 with Coventry Climax Engine

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Albatross Continental MK 1 with Coventry Climax Engine.

As previously active members of the CMBA, our much-admired Albatross Continental Mark 1, which has featured at many of the events both coastal and inland, is now for sale.  As our years advance, we are now turning our free time towards other leisure pursuits, especially with the family.

Our Albatross Continental MK 1 number 1094 was built in 1957/58 and was only one of the 163 fitted with a 1220cc Coventry Climax engine.  This engine has been completely rebuilt and is running well.  The boat has been rewired and fitted with a safety kill switch.  New instruments were fitted in keeping with the original style.  With good upholstery and all other original fittings, this boat is an excellent example of its type and can be said to be in very good condition.  It is also complete with its original ‘frog’ navigation lamp and the original mast for a pennant.  It also has its rear mast as well.

It sits on a rebuilt but original trailer and is fitted with new suspension units, hubs, wheels and tyres and naturally tows very well.

The boat comes complete with a fitted tonneau cover and an overall cover, both of which are new, together with quite a lot of spare parts.

£12,000 or near offer.    Call J Harris 07774 475089 for further details.

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‘Smokey Jo’  Tremlett Sportsman 21 wooden boat

‘Smokey Jo’ Tremlett Sportsman 21

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‘Smokey Jo’  Tremlett Sportsman 21 

It is with a heavy heart I have finally decided to let ‘Smokey Jo’ go to a new custodian, I would like to think she stays within the CMBA circle before offering her elsewhere.

She is one of only 2 remaining wooden Tremlett Sportsmen 21ft left in the world to my knowledge, She is powered by a racing mercury 7.4 litre big block Chevy V8 with a 400 hp racing cam, stainless steel risers and straight through pipes. A true combination of classic beauty and a beast all in one boat!

I have owned her for the last 14 years and she has been to the south of France 3 times, Loch Lomond and Windermere and we have had many happy family holidays on her.

‘Smokey Jo’ was the subject of a 4-page article ‘Sportsboat’ magazine (copy available on request).

Sensible offers circa £19,750 only please.

Simon Pocklington mobile – 07595 218560

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Albatross For Sale MK1 Four seat Climax Continental 90 hp

Albatross MK1 Climax Continental

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Albatross MK1 Four Seat Climax Continental 90hp

These are now like hens teeth in this condition with the Coventry climax engine. This has now been upgraded to twin carb set up using parts supplied by Albatross Marine. New trailer to the original Albatross design but hot dipped galvanised so will never rot. New seats and tonneau cover. Concourse restoration no expense spared, many more photos on request.


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