Powerboat Archive

Would all members and guests please note that Graham’s ARCHIVE has been updated and the web address has changed, it is now……


please ensure you update your favourite listing

Museum location?



A little bird has advised that there maybe an ideal location for a Powerboat Museum here as the current residents (Hovercraft Museum) maybe pulling out….shall we make enquiries……..It is under Government control but who knows ..worth a shot?



Remember this posted in History on the old site…under BRUCE CAMPBELL sidelines…she sold in the States for $75,000…..1 of only four in the world, she was purchased here in UK and restored stateside……what are we doing wrong?


We cannot take goods for sale to the Jumble but if anyone wishes to dispose of items we can compile a list of the same and it will be displayed on our stand with contact numbers and names against the items.
Please send your for sale items care of TOMMYSTBOLT@ aol.com

Look forward to seeing members there at what is shaping up to be a great day out!

2014 CTC

The BPRC Cowes Classic website is up and running here at…………



Yesterday when we were younger!

Mark Raybould has kindly sent some rare pictures of a young Ken Raybould at the wheel of THUNDERFISH during trials plus Silver Spray, an early Christina plus the extremely rare Consul Sportsboat which is now back in America and being restored. Notice the Pacemaker 21 behind the Silverspray picture!

Ja Conja

Success ! the R& W Clark built Moreland 38 has been sold to John Leaver and will undergo some repairs resulting from here 3 years ashore. She will hopefully be ready to make an appearance at the August Classic Rally. John attended Saturdays AGM and is joining the club, we would like to extend a warm welcome to him and his family and look forward to seeing this beauty back on the water again.

Halmatic 27

This boat is for sale on EBAY, ITEM NO 221402459167 according to owner she has possible race history..Giovanna is accounted for and if the fact is correct the only other boat she could be is John Renouf’s FIRECRACKER which had twin Perkins…the current cabin top and wheelhouse looks as though it is transplant from another cruiser.

Any one know details or can help.


Gentle Reminder

Classic Offshore are pleased to announce the “MAY RALLY” which we hope will become a yearly fixture. The dates are the 9th 10th and 11th of May and it will be based in COWES.

The main event day will be Saturday the 10th and includes the CLASSIC MOTORBOAT MUSEUM…with buffet lunch. In the evening join us for dinner with special guest Club President RAY BULMAN who will enthral and entertain diners with stories from his vast knowledge of the sports history.

We look forward to welcoming all club members and friends plus the event is also open to non members. Bring your boat or arrive by ferry, full entry form will go online in the next 24hrs.

Weekend Cost £45.00 plus £10 surcharge for non members or Museum Visit and buffet only £20…. for those intending to arrive by boat arrangements have been made with the Cowes Yacht Haven.

Please register your intent if you are coming to this event by phoning or emailing Martin Napier(Club Secretary) registration will remain open until the 9th of April.