A Boat on the Side

New Full Cabin Stornaway

The second Stornaway featured this month is a modified full cabin version we are building for a retired ship broker and his wife, both vastly experienced sailors, they wanted a “proper little ship to potter around the coast.”

The cockpit has been enlarged fore and aft with a nice “horseshoe” coaming. The starboard bunk has been lengthened to just over two metres and extra stowage has been built in. The photos show her under construction.

Interior Nearly Complete

Stornaways proved to be perennially popular with no let up in orders and now, nearly 80 sold worldwide. It’s not an overnight success however, the boats are the result of thousands of sea miles, lots of subtle improvements and a fair amount of fine tuning to hull and rig. More next month . . .

Yet Another Stornaway Moment?

A beautiful Dayboat, Stornaway number AUS 70 was launched on 3 October. Built by Michael Liles, “Ysolde” looks as fair as her name.

“A couple of pics of "Ysolde" at Paynesville where I enjoyed some excellent sailing in ideal breezes, which has left me keen for more! She attracted much attention.”

Shimmy V Stornaway 

 - neck and neck for the most popular small cruising boat in Australia

Congratulations to Geoffrey Lilburne who launched his boat on 6 November, Shimmy number AUS 71 . . . . . . . . ‘I've now completed the Shimmy and took her for a first sail on Sunday. She performed well in light and flukey airs . . . . Thanks for a great design and excellent support.”


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