Sonbar

Motor cruiser Sonbar was built by Stebbings in 1947 to a design by J.H. Hardman. LOA is 33.6′; beam is 10.2′; and draft is 3′. She still has her original twin Ford Parsons D80 4-cylinder diesels. Stebbings built a number of cruisers to this design in the years after WW2.

Sonbar has been laid up afloat on the River Medway, but has been sold recently.

The 1968 Llloyd’s Register of Yachts listed the owner as Mr Rose of Poole and the home port as Kingston-upon-Thames. The photos above are from Wooden Ships brokerage, Dartmouth.

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One Response to Sonbar

  1. Mr wilfred william burton says:

    my name is Wilf Burton . I may have helped to build the Sonbar as I started an apprenticeship one
    week before Christmas 1946. I am writing a book of my life for my grand children,

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