Category Archives: Motor cruisers

Warana

The motor cruiser Warana was designed by Alan Buchanan for Sir Kirby Laing. The client wanted a motor yacht with god sea keeping ability, capable of extended cruising in fairly open water. The accommodation was to consist of a stateroom … Continue reading

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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 … 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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Stebbings Lifeboat Conversion

I do not know whether Stebbings actually sold any lifeboat conversions, but an article appraising the design of such a craft was published in Yachting World in August 1946. The problem for Stebbings appears to have been that following the … Continue reading

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Lillian May

Motor cruiser Lillian May was built by Stebbings in 1947. I still need to check, but I think she was built to a design by Joe Hardman, with a LOA of 33.6′. Stebbings built a number of cruisers to this … Continue reading

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Boheme

Motor cruiser Boheme was built by Stebbings in 1946 to a design by J.H. Hardman. LOA is 33.6′; beam is 10.2′; and draft is 3′. When built she had two 4-cylinder oil motors by Perkins. Stebbings built a number of … Continue reading

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Amaroo

Motor cruiser Amaroo was built by Stebbings in 1946 to a design by J.H. Hardman. LOA is 33.6′; beam is 10.2′; and draft is 3′. When built she had two 4-cylinder paraffin motors by Morris. Stebbings built a number of … Continue reading

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