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Orchard Delight Type: Fen River Cruiser
Length: 29 feet
Beam: 9 feet 6 inches
Draught: 2 feet 6 inches approx.
Name: Orchard Delight (Originally Brouhaha)
Year of Manufacture: 1960
Builder: Appleyard Lincoln & Co (Boatbuilders) Ltd of Ely, Cambridgeshire
Production Quantity: One (two similar models were built to a larger size/specification)
First Outing: The London Boat Show—Earls Court, London, England 1961
Construction: Shallow vee design, of carvel construction with iroko planking over oak frames, stringers and intercostals, with mahogany cabin sides, oak deck beams, tongue and groove mahogany and plywood decks. (The first on the River Great Ouse to use the 'new' iroko wood.)
Forerunner of the fibre glass Elysian range of boats
Engine: Fitted with a Single BMC, 4 cylinder, keel cooled Vedette 1100cc petrol on shaft drive. Instrumentation includes tacho, temp, oil, amp and hour gauges.

Four berths. There is a separate cabin forward with two single or one double berth in the vee with lots of storage under. Dinette area to port with seating for up to four people which also converts into a double berth with storage under.
Galley to starboard with two hidden burners, grill and oven, hot and cold water system, fridge and ample storage.
Separate toilet compartment with sea toilet and wash basin.
Lots of storage to port.
Good sized cockpit with seating for up to five people

Deck Equipment: Stainless steel pulpit rail, wooden handrails and mast.
Navigation lights, remote stainless steel spot light, fenders and ropes, full winter storage cover

An attractive example of a craftsman built, traditional timber motor cruiser with character and charm fitted out to a very high standard in solid mahogany


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