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Stunning 1881 Classic Sailing Smack lifted ashore at Fambridge

05 January 2018

Every year, the Fambridge Yacht Haven boatyard team lift hundreds of boats ashore, whether it be for winter storage or a quick lift and scrub. But one particular yacht has left the entire Haven Team at Fambridge in awe and wonder!

This winter, Fambridge welcomed a stunning East Coast sailing smack into their boatyard. SY Sunbeam Of Colchester is a 15m smack, built by John Howard in Maldon in Essex (less than 10 miles away from North Fambridge on the River Crouch). 

The hoist brought the entire marina team out into the boatyard to see her beautiful livery, lines and hull - see the photos below!

The yacht is ashore over several months as she undergoes a full winter maintenance programme. Her mast was dropped, rudder removed and she was safely shored up in Fambridge's large undercover hangars.

Find out more about Fambridge Yacht Haven's boatyard