Cyprinus


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).

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