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"Lady Sophina"
On Completion at the Boatyard
Trophies Won:
Sheila Bourne Trophy (Best in Show) 1993.
Osland Trophy (Best structural restoration) 1993.
Year Built:
Circa. 1923
Mr H Gibbs of Hampton Wick.
When Restored:
1992 / 93.
Type:
1920's 36ft Gentlemen's Cabin Launch.
Description of Renovation:
Lady Sophina is believed to have been powered by a petrol engine originally. In later years she had been converted to steam. We decided to remove the steam plant and install a new reliable 36hp Nanni diesel engine. With the cabin removed, the hull replanked where necessary, re-caulked and then repainted inside and out. The cabin was reattached and varnished. The hull is mahogany on English oak. The deck is made of alternate planks of mahogany and teak. The roses carved into the cabin sides and helmsman foot plate complete the superb restoration.
Ready to Begin Work Stripping out the Deck Restored Collecting the Prize
 

Stanley & Thomas Boat Builders - Tom Jones Boatyard, Romney Lock, Windsor, Berkshire Tel: 01753 833 166