WoodenBoat Bertram 31 article

Several of you have noticed the article ‘A Wide White Road’ in the magazine WoodenBoat no 245, which tells of the development of Ray Hunt’s Bertram 31. Sadly, it concludes that the Bertram 31 “was the first true production powerboat with a deep-V hull.”

The Bertram 31 was announced at the New York Boat Show in January 1961, nine months after the prototype ‘Moppie’ won the 1960 Miami-Nassau race. But by January 1961 the Fairey production lists indicate that over 40 of the British built hot moulded Hunt deep-V hulls had been produced and sold as Christinas, Huntresses, Huntsmen and Dell Quay Rangers.  Brochures and advertisements for each of these boats proudly proclaimed the advantage of their Ray Hunt designed deep-V hulls.

My response to WoodenBoat can be found at:


Another Levi available….

Tim Brand- Crombie has advised us that ULTIMA DEA is for sale in CARLOFORTE SARDINIA….where she has been in use a a fast fishing boat..it is reported that the price is 30,000 Euros……one of the most memorable early Levi designs and a big beast she was with her triple Maserati’s…..motive power at present unknown but more info as and when received….

Contact details

Would all members please note Martin Napier’s new email address.


Contact details will be updated shortly…Thanks

and now some good news!

The Start of the 2015 Cowes Torquay will be over the SQUADRON LINE..Putting the start of the world famous race back in front of the Spectator and Media…..congratualtions to all concerned in pulling this out of the hat…this year is looking to be a massive success for all concerned.


Firstly apologies it seems the original post has dropped out, why I do not know….

Unfortunately due to ongoing work with THUNDERSTREAK as she is prepared for the forthcoming CTC it will not be possible to hold THUNDERDAY but we will re organise for later in the year so that all three boats can be seen together . Once again our apologies to all.

Newsletter 40

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