HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:
During the mid-1930’s William Osborne senior drew up plans for a new motor-yacht design to be known as the Swallow Class. The design included features of the period with a flavour of Art Deco styling and lots of chrome fittings. The class was re-designed a few years later with the Swallow Senior, of which probably the most well known is Naiad Errant, the famous Dunkirk Little Ship.
Skitawit 11 was built for R J Weeks of Wanstead, London also the owner of another Osborne built vessel Eagle of Arun, an Eagle Class 40ft Motor-Yacht.
Carvel mahogany hull on steam bent oak timbers, all copper fastened. Oak centre-line, pine decks, mahogany superstructure.
Twin Volvo MD 2030D Three cylinder 29hp diesel engines fitted new in 1998. Serviced in April 2016. Two 80 litre fuel tanks. 240-volt shore power. 12-volt electrics. Trim tabs. Bilge fans. Four 12 volt batteries, 2016.
One of Osborne’s, now quite rare Swallow Senior Motor-Cruisers, produced only for a few years pre-war. A weatherly and capable estuary, river and coastal vessel offering well planned and characterful accommodation for extended holidays or weekends afloat.
Known by Classic Yacht Brokerage since 1990 and now in the present twelve-year ownership located in Central France on the Briare navigation South of Pa
GUIDE: SOLD – JULY 2018
VIEWING: Through the brokers