Built circa 1960 by Albatross Marine & fitted with a 1220cc Coventry Climax FWE engine.Unused since restoration dry stored and run up regularly.This boat was subject to a full rebuild during 2016 to include stripping the hull of all paint, repairing as required until the hull was as good as new. It was then professionally painted & baked before being reassembled, all brightwork was vapour blasted & polished & a new wiring loom fitted. New upholstery was sourced & the whole boat has been restored with no expense spared.The Coventry Climax engine was reputed to have been recently rebuilt by Climax Engine services. It was deemed not to require a rebuild after the sump and head were removed for inspection.It is thought that the engine out put is in the order of 90 HP being able to propel the boat to a top speed of some 50 MPH.The intention was to race the boat & she has hidden bow floatation, a lanyard kill switch, foot throttle, floating painter & tuned propeller.She is however a fun pub launch or unusual tender.She comes with her original trailer with new 10” wheels, a lighting board, four fenders & a rather smart paddle.The design of the Albatross boat came about from a chance meeting between Peter Hives (son of the then Rolls Royce chairman Lord Hives) & Archie Peace soon they were joined by a playboy Bruce Campbell, who whilst enjoying the pleasures of his own yacht ‘sold’ boats for Albatross Marine. Notable customers included Brigitte Bardot, Aristotle Onassis, Prince Rainier of Monaco, Grace Kelly, George Formby, Prince Phillip (RIP), Jon Pertwee & the Prince of Greece.All of the work to this boat (Hull number 1144) was done by John Fildes who trades as Albatross Marine having resurrected the name. The workmanship is of a very high quality throughout the boat & a testament to John’s skills.*Albatross boats have drive taken direct from the crankshaft to the propeller with no gearbox. Hence a paddle is useful for slow manoeuvring.Albatross boats are rare, one fitted with a Coventry Climax engine is very rare & one in as good as new condition almost unique.The last Climax Continental that sold was via Bonhams in 2017 at £22,000.00.Payment by transfer only.The boat can be inspected in my large work yard (TQ11 0NR) where I will start her I will not launch her.Delivery within Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset is possible after cleared funds.
Current Price: £24995.00
This Albatross Continental Mk1 Coventry Climax Powered boat is located in Tuckenhay, TQ9*** and is being sold on eBay by agar101.