Cyprinus was built by Stebbings in 1963 for East Coast racing man Ronald Hill. She is an example of Alan Buchanan’s Bonito class and was fitted out by Stebbings on a GRP hull, probably from Seamaster.
In the year of her build, Cyprinus was raced hard. The photos above are from the 1963 Cowes-Dinard race, but she also competed in the Dover Regatta, the West Mersea-Solent race and the Channel race (in which she was dismasted when a splice in the mainstay pulled out during a Force 7). She also won the EAORA Barnard Cup that year.
She was sold through Stebbings in 1964 to a client in Chicago, USA (YM July 1964).