Today I had a brief re-acquaintance with the classic Norman Dallimore yacht, ‘Callidus’. Under new ownership she now resides at Bridgemarsh Marina, on the River Crouch, Essex.
The wind was blowing a hooley. ‘Callidus’s’ winter covers where ballooning out. The owner had done a pretty good job at protecting the boat from the elements. Her fenders were keeping her clear of the pontoon. A casual glance confirmed work was going on below. Her old loo had been removed and placed on the poop deck! The topsides were freshly painted.
I’ve heard she will be fitted with furling foresails and a new mainsail. So things are looking good for this 60 year old classic. She’s what you call, ‘a proper boat’, not one of those plastic things.
‘Callidus’ – A Classic Wooden Yacht
Classic Wooden Boat