I have been a recreational sailor for many years, with a particular interest in small sailing craft; therefore much of the content of my 'blog' will be related to this subject.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
The ubiquitous Squib designed by Oliver Lee is as popular now as when she was first produced by Oliver in 1967 at Burnham-on-Crouch. Over the years the mould has been passed to other licensed builders: namely Hunter Boats, Barker Brewer Boats and Bruce Parker Sailboats - the current builders.
A new version of the Squib is about to be launched. According to the description at the website of Bruce Parker Sailboats, she’s from the first ever ‘new’ mould, “sleeker and better than before.”
I'm not clear if this will affect the one-design status, as the boat was adopted by the RYA to be the UK National Keelboat.
Squibs are also used for cruising; apparently one has crossed the Atlantic!
National Squib Owners Association
Bruce Parker Sailboats – Builders of Squibs
New Squib Prices
Squib for Sale
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