Iverna – 1906 yacht tender E. Collins, Oulton Broad – £24,950

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Product Description

22’ x 8’ x 2’ (6.7m x 2.45m x 0.6m)
A compact, Edwardian style launch, with perfect accommodation for an extended weekend – twin berths, galley, separate heads and forward cockpit. Comes complete with her own trailer.

Originally built to service the racing yachts and their cotton sails, which needed regular care and drying, Iverna had her teak cabin superstructure and original petrol engine fitted in the 1920s. Her name was drawn from a significant Collins built broads racing yacht of the same name which was well known in regatta circles between the wars.

In 1988, Iverna was the subject of a major hull restoration by a well-respected Norfolk boat builder, at which point a small diesel was installed forward leaving the entire cockpit and accommodation uncluttered. The bronze wheel dates from an earlier age of river cruising, but the cockpit seating position allows a clear forward view with lift up roof entry sections which are in turn fitted with burgundy side-screens, completely sheltering the occupants from the weather.

A small but neat heads is complemented by a galley which in turn leads into the light airy dining cabin with large sliding windows, red velvet cushioning, gimballed oil lights and large teak-faced drawers. The two bunks are 6’ in length and there is good headroom throughout. Twin half-sized glazed doors exit onto the stern laid deck, ensuring good access for mooring or lock transit ropework.

Iverna has a current Boat Safety certificate and comes with a twin-wheeled trailer, which has been fully maintained with new bearings and brakes. She is in the midst of being re-varnished and re-engined.

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