Snow Bunting

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Snow Bunting
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
38ft 8ins
Boat Beam: 
11ft
Boat Draft: 
4ft
Boat Displacement: 
7 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x Lister Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Carvel, pitch pine on oak
Boat Builder: 
R J Prior, Burnham
Boat Year: 
1938
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Two years after she was built, Snow Bunting went to Dunkirk. Then she served as a patrol boat in the Solent until her first post-war owner bought her in a derelict condition. It took hundreds of hours and thousands of pounds to prepare her to cross the Channel and cruise down through the French canals. Last known in the 1990's as belonging to V.S. North who lived aboard with his cat (which jumped ship when the engines started).

Source: 2, 3, 4, 5, 11 & 19

As of April 2018, no further information concerning this historic vessel has been received. We would invite persons with knowledge of her history and whereabouts to contact the Association.

Updated April 2018