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Scow 242 ‘Tofino’

Tofino is a Burnham scow probably built by Bill Stebbings in 1954 – sail number 242. Previously based in Newport, Isle of Wight, she was sold on e-Bay in Summer 2015 for just under £900. Worth keeping an eye on … Continue reading

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Topic Moon (ex Miskin)

Miskin was an Alan Buchanan Albatross class ketch built by Stebbings in 1961. She was later renamed Tropic Moon, and was owned between 1978 and 1992 by Jean and Ed Baardsen, Michigan, USA, and cruised extensively. For the 17 years … Continue reading

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Pineapple Poll

Pineapple Poll was a Buchanan designed Bonito class yacht, built in 1961. Indeed she was the first Bonito, with a wooden hull built by French Bros. of Battlesbridge, and then finished by Stebbings. The hull was used as the plug … Continue reading

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Stebbings, Chapel Road

An earlier post of mine showed the details of the sale of land in Chapel Road in 1902. It seems Stebbings were not involved in acquiring any new land at that time, but they did purchase land on Chapel Road … Continue reading

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Plans for new quayside store 1898

The Essex Record Office hold plans from 1898 for new yacht stores to be built on the quay. The owner of the stores is Mrs Spencer Addison, and William Stebbings is entered as the designer and builder. The layout of … Continue reading

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Grey Friar

Grey Friar was completed by Stebbings in 1925. She was designed by Norman Dallimore and was 26.9 feet over all. She had a beam of 7.9 feet and drew 4’6″. The first clue to her beginnings are in the photo … Continue reading

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Roach

Roach was designed by Norman Dallimore and built by Stebbings in 1953. Her design was a re-working of the Burnham Sloop, the first of which was built by Priors. Roach and her sister ship Branklet were both chartered out by … Continue reading

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Souris

Souris was designed by Norman Dallimore and built by Stebbings in 1954. Her design was probably a re-working of the Burnham Sloop, the first of which was built by Priors. As such, Souris may have been a sister ship of … Continue reading

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Branklet

Branklet was designed by Norman Dallimore and built by Stebbings in 1952. Her design was a re-working of the Burnham Sloop, the first of which was built by Priors. Branklet and her sister ship Roach were both chartered out by … Continue reading

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Doralind

Doralind was designed by Norman Dallimore and built by Stebbings in 1949. She is 22′ LOA with a beam of 7′. She’s built of larch on oak and is stepped down at the tabernacle unlike three other Dallimore boats built … Continue reading

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