It's been a busy day today. Mick is busy with work on private boats at the moment, so I helped Bernard undock the boat that has been on the dock for blacking, then dock a boat for survey, followed by Sue's boat. Sue has her boat blacked every year and is a regular visitor here at Norbury. You can certainly tell the difference when a boat has regular dockings as there was no rust or pitting evident.
We also had three dayboats go out this morning, all returned this afternoon without a hitch.
I thought that you might like to see a picture of Tom, which is the last boat that we painted. Here you go.
We've completed on Moonshine today and we have also sold Opal II. I'm in the process of advertising our latest arrival. She is a57ft traditional boat built by Pro Build boat builders in 2005 to a high standard. She has a traditional feel and layout but with out having a traditional boatman’s cabin, instead there is a rear cabin with a permanent double bed. The boat is powered by a four cylinder world famous Gardner engine which are renowned for their build quality and reliability. The engine is situated in its own engine room which also contains a massive specification of electrical equipment, from the engine room you have a large shower room with full size corner shower, pump out toilet and modern hand wash hand basin and a porcelain macerator pump out toilet. Next comes the large galley area with all of the modern equipment that you would expect to find in a high specification boat. There is also a small breakfast bar, forward of this is the saloon with fixed seating, solid fuel stove and cupboards for TV etc, wooden front doors lead out on to the front deck which is covered by cratch cover. The boat benefits from having diesel central heating to period radiators in the saloon area. The boat is lined throughout in solid oak tongue and grove and also has a solid oak floor which gives the boat the feeling of being a solid built boat. As already stated the boat has a huge specification which also include a 6hp bow thruster, 2 Victron phoenix inverters/chargers which are linked together giving 5kw of available power, twin banks of gel batteries and the list goes on, offered at a very reasonable price of £44950.00. Further details will be available on our website tomorrow.
Kim has been busy in the tearoom and has been assisted by Lorraine and Joyce during the busier periods although they have managed to clean some boats ready for tomorrow and next weekend. Ange has manned the office and the phones as I have been in and out most of the day.
That's it from me today.