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Old 17-11-2006, 02:28 PM   #1
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History of British boat builders ?

Dear Boat Mad'ers

I have got these questions, which I am not able to answer myself. So if any of you knowledgeble gentlemen on this fine forum are able to help - I will be very appriciative.

Qustions regarding british boat builders:

1. Who designed the Marsham line of boats ?
2. For how long where Marsham produced, and by whom ?

3. Who, besides ********, currently produce boats based on Steve Bakers design ?

4. What happend to Chief designer John Rock at Fletcher Boats ?

5. Does anybody else than Osprey use Fletchers hulls in their RIBs ?

6. What happend to William Shakespeare ( The boat designer )?


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Old 17-11-2006, 05:09 PM   #2
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3. Who, besides ********, currently produce boats based on Steve Bakers design ?


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We (BanananShark) produce the 19 Phantom - Nick Barsch owns the rights and original moulds and we mould them for him - he fits them out.

Trio in Southampton have the moulds for the 21.
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Old 17-11-2006, 05:33 PM   #3
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Marshans were designed by the builder, Terry Sleap, he still has the tooling, but don't think he builds anything now.

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Trio, Bananashark, Leeway ribs, Solent ribs, phantomUK (clive Jones), phantom evolution, and probably loads more. Some legal, some not.
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Old 17-11-2006, 05:45 PM   #4
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For info on Bill Shakespeare see here

http://www.dsv.su.se/~klas/Boats/History/history.html
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Old 17-11-2006, 08:58 PM   #5
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so who has the moulds (proper ones) for the p20, 21, 25 and 28 these days then?
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Old 17-11-2006, 09:07 PM   #6
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21 & 23 are with trio mouldings i think
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after the kinfast threads, is chaud---ron a bad word? ********** is so funny kewl!
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Re: History of British boat builders ?

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6. What happend to William Shakespeare ( The boat designer )?
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Bill was Killed up at Lake Windermere about 30+ years ago
Wrote abook about Powerboat Racing back in 68 not a bad read for the novice lot of historic facts a figures great old pics too like the one below from the 1966 Rouen 24 Hr race (shakespear Boat)
No32 came 3rd in 66 hull was built in 62
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Had a look at the Shakespear Site reckon it's not the first Shapespear Special as it has a stepped bottom first one didn't I'' do a scan and post a line drawing.
ooopsss turnning into an Anorack sorry guys
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Terry Sleap and his brother Colin who designed, built and raced Marshan sportsboats can probably still be contacted through The Romney Marsh Potato Co. of Cockreed Lane, New Romney, Kent. They probably would build a boat if anyone asked them to!!
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Terry Sleap and his brother Colin who designed, built and raced Marshan sportsboats can probably still be contacted through The Romney Marsh Potato Co. of Cockreed Lane, New Romney, Kent. They probably would build a boat if anyone asked them to!!
They built me a screen for my 19 when i ripped it off a couple of years ago! Nice guys!
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First Shakespear Special


Oh In case I forget & pop me clogs Basildon can have me archive
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That is a very kind offer, I will mention it at the "Friends of the Motorboat Museum" AGM on Saturday 25 November !!

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Can i have the Midas then? LOL.
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Can i have the Midas then? LOL.
After all the work Bluefin has done I bet mark double M would fight ye for it, to get it back....that's of course if bluefin snuffs it!!!
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History of Boat Builders

My father used to be in the Shakespear Racing Team back in the early 70s. The boats were all red/yellow, I will dig out some pictures.

Dad also raced for Norman Fletcher in the Fletcher/Yamaha Team from about 75 - 82. He started in the 129 Fletcher with a 55hp Yam. This was Fletchers hay day and dad was given a free boat and a free engine from Yamaha - doesn't happen now!! He won quite a few Championships with Fletcher in Class IV.

I will try and get some pictures and information from him.
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4. What happend to Chief designer John Rock at Fletcher Boats ?

Reviving my old thread - I will answer this one myself:

John Rock are running TJB Design in South Staffordshire.

http://www.tjbdesign.co.uk/

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