Chris Craft in Cornwall Falmouth

FOR SALE – Classic Boats UK

Tommy Sopwith’s Avenger 21 boat for sale

Tommy Sopwith’s Avenger 21

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Tommy Sopwith’s 1971 Avenger 21 is for Sale

This is a chance to own a piece of powerboating history.

Very reluctantly I am selling this iconic boat. This unique example of a famous race-bred 1960’s sportsboat was originally owned by one of the era’s most famous powerboat drivers.

It is in almost original condition except for the engine, and just requires straightforward restoration and refurbishment work to bring it back to new, and then you will be the owner of the waterborne equivalent of Stirling Moss’s E-type and much more exhilarating.

I have now had a 5.7 litre Mercruiser 305 V8 professionally installed on an Alpha One drive with a 23in stainless prop. This has high-rise headers to prevent water flooding the engine on the overrun.

Claimed top speed with the 165hp was 50mph. I have not run it at speed so can only estimate a top end of around 60mph.

The boat is almost completely original, with the original seats and blue vinyl upholstery, original windscreen, and the original VDO gauges, compass, nav lights and Teleflex steering. The gelcoat is also original. All of these will need renovating or replacing. The gelcoat is scratched but sound, but will probably best be painted.

I have no real idea of the value of a boat such as this, as its provenance makes it unique, but I think £15,000 is a reasonable figure for a piece of history, with the trailer a further £3000 if you need it, but I am open to reasonable offers. The boat is ashore in Oxfordshire and can be viewed by request.

Please contact for full details and history.

My mobile is 07703 218906.

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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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Price £6000

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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.

Price £4000 ono.

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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 01633 880780 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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Poncelet Cardiff Bay CMBA Rally Classic Wooden Boat Rally

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

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

Rare European Classic Wooden speed boat. Owned since 2005, family circumstances force sale.  Engine looked after by Mercury Specialists, serviced each year of use and new impeller every time as a matter of course. New factory original Hydraulic trim tilt fitted in 2017. New engine bottom seals 2021. 

In 2015 she was 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.

She has an underfloor fuel tank with Quicksilver fuel filter system, new fuel filter and fuel lines 2021. Additional secondary tank if required. 

Good Condition twin 1300kgs axle braked trailer (2600kgs gross) Custom built in 2005, to make her frequent European holidays a breeze. Two complete brand-new axles fitted 2017 including brakes and bearings, along with brake cables, wheels and tyres. Overall towing weight approx. 1160kgs. 

Whilst stored, the trailer is on the ‘winter’ wheels and tyres (also included if required) to preserve the road set. 

Last serviced and used in August 2021. As usual, ran like a dream at  the Classic Motor Boat Association Rally held at Cardiff Bay. See the Video Youtube Poncelet Cardiff.

Price is £19,750 ono 

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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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Here you can find a selection of Classic Speed boats for sale in the UK. Adverts for selling a boat are free for current CMBA Members and are charged at £30 for non members. If you are looking to sell your classic boat and would like to list it for sale on our website then please contact the club secretary David Knight.