Here is the latest picture of THUNDERSTREAK…Tommy Sopwith’s Bertram 31 that he raced in 63/64…..or really you could call her DUMBSTRUCK.!..the things people do to these old girls!!  The photo has been taken prior to a chainsaw attack by the new owner who is restoring her to original specification and how she should look once returned to original.


Ah, subliminal commercial advertising . . .

Nicely done and very interesting, but if the name C Raymond Hunt was actually mentioned, I missed it.
Also the fact that Dick Bertram’s epiphany took place on 16th July 1958, one day before Beken was taking shots of Bruce Campbell in the Solent, driving a completed Christina 23 . . . Dick Fairey and Bruce Campbell had appreciated the potential of the Hunt hull more than a year earlier, and Fairey Marine had them in production.
And of course even before that George O’Day had got Bill Dyer of Rhode Island to build four of the 23 footers in GRP – it was one of these boats that Dick Bertram had observed.


Feeling wealthy?

For a cool quarter of a million you could own not just UNO EMBASSY but DRY MARTINI as well ……or for a mere £15,000 you could have a Tollcraft Shark! …. so when you win the lottery let us know!






Wedding Bells

On Saturday the 21st of September Tim Seward he of Blue Corsair fame is taking the plunge…and marrying the lovely Natalie his companion. cook and boat cleaner for the past six years! from all at COPC may we say good luck Natalie hope you tame the “little Devil”..

Sincerely though Best Wishes to you both from all at Classic Offshore!

Southampton Boat Show

We received an invitation last Thursday(!) to attend the Southampton
Boat Show as a featured boat and have accepted.

We are representing the Sea Schools with whom we work and Firetrace – the company who provide our (excellent) automatic fire extinguisher system.
We are on berth M510 which is over near the cruise terminal and just in
front of the Tall Ships boat.
Perhaps you could put something around to COPC members in case any are coming to the Show and fancy a a beer!
Mike Barlow    OCEAN PIRATE