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Just browsing on Apollo Duck, spotted a Dawncraft 30, a beautiful upgrade by a real boatbuilder. Wiltshire.

I didn't post a link, as I'm never sure about that sort of thing on here.

No connection.

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unique dawncraft 30 

Will bring up this one and images of loads of others.

 

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It looks very smart.Looks like a widebeam from the photos and rather like a broads cruiser.

I wasn't aware that dawncraft made such a boat.Apart from the Highbridge Crusader and the Dawncraft Rover,which were "traditional" narrowboat style,they were known for a range of grp cruisers 

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11 minutes ago, Mad Harold said:

Apart from the Highbridge Crusader and the Dawncraft Rover,which were "traditional" narrowboat style,they were known for a range of grp cruisers 

 

The Dawncraft Dandy was a very popular boat and even used 'coastal' being cathedral hull made it a very stable fishing platform. Surprisngly spacious for a 19 footer, slept 2 easily.

 

Dawncraft dandy original brochure (jonesboatyard.co.uk)

 

Dawncraft Dandy 2 Berth Cabin Cruiser Boat for sale from United Kingdom (boats-from.co.uk)

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Another interesting dawncraft was the 37 foot gin palace they made. There are a few of these on the Thames. Always nice to see something a bit different to the bland and incredibly boring GRP clones like Sheerline, Broom etc. 

 

A pretty wicked boat I reckon 

 

http://www.broadlandyachtbrokers.co.uk/boats/266

 

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16 minutes ago, magnetman said:

Another interesting dawncraft was the 37 foot gin palace they made. There are a few of these on the Thames. Always nice to see something a bit different to the bland and incredibly boring GRP clones like Sheerline, Broom etc. 

 

A pretty wicked boat I reckon 

 

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I can see myself doing a few night time channel crossingson that , a touch of stealth about her.

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Dawncraft of Wroxham

3 hours ago, Mad Harold said:

It looks very smart.Looks like a widebeam from the photos and rather like a broads cruiser.

I wasn't aware that dawncraft made such a boat.Apart from the Highbridge Crusader and the Dawncraft Rover,which were "traditional" narrowboat style,they were known for a range of grp cruisers 

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Dawncraft of Wroxham

"This gallery deals exclusively with the Broadland boatbuilder, not the company producing canal boats. "

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Yes I thought Dawncraft were on the Oxford canal near Kings Sutton lock. Possibly this is where they were hired from ? 

 

Didn't realise it was two different companies but the difference between the narrow ones and the other ones is quite remarkable. 

 

Thanks for pointing this out as I had been a little surprised that the people who make the narrow beam GRP with the wooden batten rubbing strakes had also made the much larger boats...

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2 hours ago, magnetman said:

Yes I thought Dawncraft were on the Oxford canal near Kings Sutton lock. Possibly this is where they were hired from ? 

 

Didn't realise it was two different companies but the difference between the narrow ones and the other ones is quite remarkable. 

 

Thanks for pointing this out as I had been a little surprised that the people who make the narrow beam GRP with the wooden batten rubbing strakes had also made the much larger boats...

Interesting history here:

http://www.boat.la14.uk/pages/dawncraft-history.php

 

but it does not explain how the Dawncraft of wroxham came about.

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