You don’t find many of these Cracksman Catamarans about these days. Originally designed by William (Mike) Henderson, they were built by Newbridge Boats in the early 1960s. The boat featured here is a Mark 11 with a masthead furling Genoa. The Mark 1 had a smaller cabin and a fractional rig with hanked foresails.
‘Korky’ is well rigged with two backstays, six shrouds, three to port and three to starboard, and a forestay. From the point of view of ‘safety’ she has a generous pulpit, handrails on the cabin top and wooden-clad stainless steel handholds or back supports above the coamings. The self-draining anchor well, which is let into the foredeck, is a handy feature. She has a powerful Honda 9.9 outboard with a Morse type control fitted to the port side of the cockpit. Her removable twin rudders are linked to a wheel steering system.
She is in remarkably good nick for her age, and her owner obviously appreciates her by maintaining her.
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William (Mike) Henderson
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