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Restoration

of

MAKAIRA / RFC 113

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RFC 113

Dunkirk Little Ship made by the British Powerades r Boat Company, found unrecognisable in a field in 2012

BOAT NAME: RFC 113 / MAKAIRA

BOAT TYPE: Express Cruiser

BOAT LENGTH: 47ft 6ins

BOAT BEAM: 9ft 6ins

BOAT DRAFT: 4ft 6ins

BOAT DISPLACEMENT: 24Tons TM

BOAT CONSTRUCTION:  Carvel Pitch Pine on Oak  

BOAT BUILDER: The British Powers Boats Company

BOAT YEAR: 1938

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REFURBISHMENT 

Makaira/ RFC 113 was found in a field in 2012, unrecognisable from her original 19030s streamline sporty design. Only identifiable by her hull number carved into her beams. Transported to our yard soon after , work did not commence until 2020, a huge amount of research was undertaken by her owner to ensure this historic war time hero was sympathetically and traditional restored down to the very fine details

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IN THE MAKING

The story behind 113's  reinvention , The design , inspiration, research  and build processes in picture.

From stripping out through to installation and conception, See below for Makaira A Year in the Making, a restoration which caught the eye of 'Classic Boat Magazine and entered into the prestigious Classic Boat Awards 2021