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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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Summer’s Song

Summer’s Song is an Alan Buchanan designed Diamond class, built by Stebbings in 1963. She is currently ashore in the Humberside area and is for sale through Boatshed Yorkshire. (Thanks to Paul at Boatshed for permission to use the photos. … Continue reading

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Sagittarius

Sagittarius is an Alan Buchanan designed ketch built in 1966. She was originally named Moshulu II. The original commissioner of the boat pulled out before completion (possibly because of a considerable overspend on her construction), so a new purchaser had … Continue reading

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Roxana

Roxana is the only example identified so far of a Stebbings lifeboat conversion. She was originally named Zena. Between the mid 1950′s and early 60′s she was kept at the Banks Boat Yard, Stanstead Abbots on the River Lea. According … Continue reading

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Gladoris

Gladoris was a 7-ton bawley built for Mr Vanner during 1902 and launched from the slip at The Pound in March 1903. (Thanks to Pete Pearson for the research).

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Alan Buchanan

Alan Buchanan C.Eng, FRINA passed away peacefully at Lakeside Care Home, Jersey, on Monday, 26 January, 2015, in his 93rd year. From the mid-1950’s until it’s close in 1967, nearly all of Stebbings’ new boats were Alan Buchanan designs. Many … Continue reading

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