This is a really rare 4 seater Continental model. From the serial number I have identified it was manufactured between 1956 – 1961 and is the much sought after Mk1 version and has the Ford 100e engine. This boat has been in our family for 40+ years and has been a much loved and cherished boat. Sadly over the past 10 years (or longer) it hasn’t been used. While in use, it was only ever used in fresh water on Lake Windermere. Just about every royal families have owned one of these along with prominent celebrities and film stars. Some of the big motor yachts in Monaco today have them as tenders and there are photos on the internet of Bridgette Bardot on hers back in the 60s. The Albatross Continental has been referred to as the e Type Jaguar of classic boats and remains an iconic classic launch. For a number of years now, it has been kept under a tarpaulin outside, so whilst it has been kept quite dry, the elements have taken their toll. As you can see from the photos, cosmetically it is in need or restoration, but it’s a sound boat that hasn’t been knocked about. There is a spare engine, and a load of props and other bits. You can turn the engine over by hand and it turns freely so I’m sure it could be got running without too much expense or trouble. It sits on its original albatross single axle trailer which is also included in the sale. The last photo is one I found on a Google search, and is of a similar but restored boat that was sold by auction, which gives some guide on value once restored. Collection or viewing North Preston. Any questions, please message me or feel free to call on 07720723344Cash on collection only.
Current Price: £5000.00
This Albatross Continental Mk1 Classic Speedboat Rare 4 Seater Model Number 1136 boat is located in Preston, PR3 1UU and is being sold on eBay by becks7273.