Dorabella…

Meet Dorabella. A 35ft gentleman’s cruiser designed by Eric French in Poole and built some time in the 1940’s in Christchurch, Hampshire, UK by the Elkins boatyard. She has a mahogony hull and teak top, with lovely bronze fittings that have aged a treat. At around 78 years old, she was in need of a lot of love when I found her, but like they say of iconic movie stars, she had lovely bones. Beautiful lines and gorgeous original features. It was a real treat to find her and start the process of converting her into my new home…

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