Jovial now Tantalus

Jovial (later Tantalus)

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Jovial now Tantalus
Boat Type: 
Motor Cruiser
Boat Length: 
35 ft
Boat Beam: 
9 ft 6ins
Boat Draft: 
3 ft 6 ins
Boat Displacement: 
10 tons approx.
Boat Engine: 
Ford 4 cyl Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Mahogany on oak
Boat Builder: 
Richardson, New York
Boat Year: 

The Richardson Boat Company of North Tonowanda, New York State, America, was world renowned for its fast cruisers and when Frank Norrington, the sole distributor in Britain, delivered Jovial to his customer, Captain MacMullen at Dartmouth on 12th April 1937, they decided to put her to the test. She went into the water at 5pm having just arrived as deck cargo from America, started up her twin 51hp Gray engines an hour later and arrived in Torquay at 7.30. Capt. MacMullen kept her at Newton Ferrers, but did not enjoy her for long.

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