When adverts like this appear everyone starts jumping to conclusions..usually the wrong ones…..she may well be CHRISTINA…. BUT….her name was changed to Lobster Thermidor in 1962…and was last heard of in the late 80’s in Poole then Keyhaven and all boats built before sale to customers were the property of Bruce Campbell.
This beautiful Christina, named “Christina”, is believed to be the boat originally owned by Bruce Campbell. She underwent a 6 year full restoration by the shipwright at Souters yard in the Isle of Wight in the 1980’s. I have owned her for 18 years and she has recently been re-painted, re-wired and re-engined with a Sabre Perkins 225TI. She has teak decks, teak hatches and the original curved windscreen. She has a white hull with a dark blue band at the top of the hull. She comes with a stainless steel frame for a bimini canvas cover and also has a full wet weather protective cover. Please contact me by email or
Then we have this item which was sent to me when we listed missing boats…Hi mike just looking down the lists of old missing powerboats and recognised this one, my father bought this boat which had the jag engines in it and when we got her someone had put a 180hp ford sabre in with a velvet drive box and we finished building the boat down at Cobb’s Quay, had to reskin the transom which looked like it had been shot at also all new floors rudder prop shaft instrument’s etc etc. always remember the first start up filling the marina with smoke and upsetting the guy behind in a sailing boat, the colour was the usual blue and white, kept the boat for a while going to France and channel islands, was moored at Keyhaven will see if I can get pictures. regards nickgtd40 I wish we could find this boat as she is the true contender to the CHRISTINA title
If the boat advertised on Boats and Outboards is CHRISTINA / LOBSTER…. THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO TELL she will have a final diagonal lamination on the hull bottom a la Thunderbolt..the only 2 boats built in such spec, there will be traces of the Burgundy colour she was painted originally and there will also be 3 large keel bearers running the length of the hull into the bow or remnants of the same which carried the twin Crusaders one of which was on Vdrive as Thunderbolt….. in the world of antiques there are many fakes and very few originals….in this case IT IS NOT “CHRISTINA” race no 4 but an early Walter Lawrence built Christina 25 called Christina she has an early spray rail configuration and not the Ray Hunt redesign…but she is another classic worth saving albeit a little expensive..