70 ft Concrete Yacht

Launched at Canvey 1978

By Janet Penn

This is probably not the same one that is being constructed below as I am sure they would not take that long to construct. But it is interesting to group them together as we do not have any further details at this time.

Can anyone tell us which shipyard they were built at? The top photo shows Dauntless so I am assuming this was where they were built. Please comment below.

Photo:Launched in 1978

Launched in 1978

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Photo:Concrete boat standing on Canvey dated December 1973

Concrete boat standing on Canvey dated December 1973

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Photo:Tony Fincham standing by the boat with the plans. Dated December 1973

Tony Fincham standing by the boat with the plans. Dated December 1973

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Photo:Tony Fincham puts the finishing touches to the wire mesh the night before the cementing is started. Dated Oct 1972

Tony Fincham puts the finishing touches to the wire mesh the night before the cementing is started. Dated Oct 1972

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This page was added by Janet Penn on 23/10/2017.
Comments about this page

I believe that this may be the boat that was worked on in the yard near the Canvey exit near the railway station and one of the owners was a lady teacher from Canvey County Infants School in Long Road. If it is that boat I seem to recall the lady telling my wife and I that they were sailing it to some other country for completion in order to access special timbers.

By Alan Whitcomb
On 23/10/2017

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