I was very pleased when Acamarís new owner, Mr.
Julian Young, came to us requesting some work to
be done, not only for the most obvious reasons,
but also because seeing her again stirred in me
many happy memories.
I owned Acamar, Stella No. 19 from 1990 to 1998.
I bought her when she was lying in a mud berth
at Combes Boatyard Bosham. She was in a bit of a
sorry state, and over two years I brought her
back to life with a new deck etc etc, and had
some quality time out on the water with her
until I took on the premises at Dolphin Quay in
1996. Then the demands of your own business
stopped me using her, and I sold her to Colin
Livings who was a good owner who put a nice new
diesel in her, refurbished her rig and looked
after her very well generally.
When Julian bought her, he had her surveyed, and
though very little was found to be amiss, it was
felt that the keel bolts needed inspecting. I
fitted new ones, but that was over 20 years ago.
Some were found to be not too badly wasted but
others were well gone, so nine new ones went in
(all the ones we could get at without removing
the engine). Julian was taking Acamar to a new
home at Wolverstone on the East Coast. He had a
new road trailer built for her, and we made a
set of tressles so that the mast could be
carried on deck. Julian left Birdham Pool with
Acamar on Sunday 24th June 2018, I was there to
wave them off. Iím sorry to see her leave
Chichester Harbour, but Iím sure she has found
another good owner to see her right!
All the very best to them both.