Another example of a refurbishing project interrupted by an illness. Re-Homing is the answer.
A speedboat with classical touch, whose owner suffered a massive incapacitating stroke.
From a well known builder, this unfinished project was in need of new life. Re-homed now.
They also need new homes :) Inherited, but unwanted the dinghy went to a new home and a new life.
Structurally sound small reliable boat, but in need of attention and time, was passed to a new enthusiast.
After having her vandalised and stripped of the expensive stuff, the owners decided to pass it on.
Passing away of her owner, and the length of potential restoration made the selling of the boat unfeasible, but re-homing is still possible.
The boat needed attention, which her owner was not able to offer.
Whilst in a reasonable condition, she is required the engine rebuilt, something the older owner were not able to undertake.
Full interior restoration was being taken up, but commitments change and the boat had to be passed to a new home.
Lovely small Clinker dinghy made by the previous owner, and sailed for many years were given away conditioned on a donation to RNLI.
GRP hull and wooden super structure give this boat a classical look, but a lot of hard labour to maintain, which forced the re-homing.
A small sailing boat from the past, still around us and still capable. Given to a new enthusiast for some restoration due.
Coping with the consequences of Flooded through the engine leg was beyond current owner.
The boat belonged to the parents of her current owner for 40 years, was given to the Forces in the Community charity.
She has been rather neglected since the pandemic. The owner was parting with the boat because of health issues.
Leaking legs' seals were too expensive to fix for her current owner. A new owner has been found.
A combination of overseas work commitments and recurring engine problems, forced the owner to give the boat away.
Abandoned ion its berth for many years this classical boat is now being restored by two students.
The approaching berthing fees and post-COVID need of clean up forced the owner to give up on the boat. Now sold to a new enthusiast.
Fully functional boat if not for the non-running engine. New home found.
Old times wooden hull believed to be Morgan Giles's passenger boat built in Teignmouth in 1947 and called originally Joy Belle.
Inherited but unwanted motorboat was looking for a new home. Required trailer update and engine refurb.
A well worked wooden fishing boat could not pass anymore the MCA regulation.
A classical wooden yacht required more attention that her then-owner could spare.
River cruiser which were in need of somebody to finish the engine rebuild, and a couple of other things alike.
An old boat, which has not seen the water in at least 3 years. Now is being turned into an accommodation as was too dilapidated to keep sailing.
Another small lovely boat, but rather racy this time. After the sailing season the owners decided to give her away to avoid the hassle of a sale.
10/2022, Portsmouth Harbour
A lovely small but capable boat. The owner wanted to find a younger sailor who would keep enjoying the boat.
10/2022, Portsmouth Harbour
A construction site was to be cleared. So this speedboat with a V8 5.8L engine, but some parts missing, was looking for a new home.
Repairs needed on this small daysailer were beyond qualification of her then owner. Re-homing team was called to find a new one.
Ageing owner could not care for her anymore. After washing up and cleaning a new owner was found who even covered the re-homing costs.
She was bought right before the Covid to be restored, but lockdowns didn't help. Now a new owner is caring for her in Treluggan, Cornwall.
The owner didn't have time and commitment to restore the interior of the boat, but also didn't want to go through laborious selling process. So, Re-homed from Gillingham, Kent!
The boat suffered a split in the hull and sunk. Otherwise complete, she needed an extensive GPR repair, which is now underway.
The farm was sold, but the boat stored there remained. New owned took her after checking on the trailer condition. Another Re-homing in Worcester.
Old but well equipped Kestrel sailing dinghy from a Torquay club has not used for quite some time, when the previous owner requireв the space for a new project.
Lovely classical sailing boat, which unfortunately pinched its hull on a lower tide and sunk near Edinburgh. Salvaged and given to a young family for a restoration.
The boat was left for almost a decade in the boatyard in Devon, and suffered with rainwater and diesel flooding. After urgent decontamination a new owner was sought for.
A case of an unfinished project with everything being there: good sails, running engine and electronics, but missing the final touch.
The case of this Nik 32 is far from being a common one. The owner had to move urgently away to care for his mother, and asked us to care for the boat.
This small river cruiser was in a marina for quite some time due to the owner moving abroad. She was already on her way to a scrap yard when a new owner was found.
Swedish built Scanmar 33 was practically abandoned by her owner in a sailing club in Plymouth. The boat was taking water, and an urgent appeal for re-homing was successful.
A rare all teak sailboat of 1964 was longing for care and love in a Plymouth marina. she went to a new home in Suffolk.
This classic sailboat from the 60s became too much of a burden for her ageing owner, especially given the unfavourable survey results. New local owners are to restore her now in Cardiff.
The club in Plymouth where the owner used to keep this little gem was acquired by a bigger marina, all boat must be gone! New owner enjoying it now.
Changing circumstances is a most common cause for re-homing of boating project.This Hurley 22 was stripped of its interior, but had to be passed on to a new owner in Hampshire.
Left in a Plymouth boatyard for many years, this Caribbee actually sailed on her own to her new home just two weeks after we put her on the market.
A happy new owner was found for this 1978 Seasafe Dandy abandoned in the farm fields of York.
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