When I arrived at Beale Park Boat Show in June this year I found a group of men trying to rig this little Coot dinghy. I recognised the boat as belonging to Stuart Mann who I had been in contact with during his build. As I explained to them where everything went I discovered that Stuart had died suddenly only a fortnight earlier. Stuart had entered his boat in the WaterCraft Amateur Boat Building Awards and his friends from the boat club had rallied round and brought the boat down in his memory.
Stuart was posthumously awarded the prize for best Kit Built Boat.
I see that Stuart's Boat is advertised for sale in the latest edition of WaterCraft Magazine.
Asking Price, £3000.
Tel. 0121 308 2498 for details.