We are selling our beloved classic Broom 19-foot speedboat “Ela Mana Moo”. Broom Capricorn 19″ speedboat4 litre straight 6 cylinder watercooled inboard petrol engine OMC Stringer stern-driveFenders and warpsICOM m421 vhf radiomarine amplifier and waterproof speakersclipper depth soundertwin batteriesstainless steel three blade propdetachable ski pole Many spares included including workshop manual This classic speedboat was manufactured in around 1976. She is named after a famous race-horse, and spent a large part of it’s life as a water-ski boat in the Lake District, before being moved to the South Coast. We have owned her for the last 3 years, and she is now in winter storage in a boat yard in Christchurch. The boat has a 4 litre straight 6 cylinder engine with OMC Stringer stern drive – a typical American design of the 1970’s. The engine and stern-drive are in good working order, and the engine starts and runs reliably and smoothly. The hull is in sound condition with no serious damage. However, as will be expected with a boat of this age, there are signs of wear and tear: the gel coat has lost some of its colour and needs a good polish in the spring, the perspex windshield has a few small cracks, that sort of thing. However, with a weekend’s effort in the spring she still polishes up nicely, and with the delightful deep rumble of the big engine she still draws many admiring glances. She planes easily and handles nicely on the open sea. The catch? On the trip from the mooring to the winter storage the steering mechanism broke. We got the boat to the yard and had her lifted out for the winter. Because of this, the boat cannot be driven until this is repaired. The steering consists of a pair of cables running (photograph included) from the helm to the stern of the boat.These need to sourced and replaced, which we do not have the time or resources to do, so she has to go. This boat would ideally suit an enthusiast who has the time and skills to spend and give this boat the love and care it deserves. With the steering fixed and a few other things tidied up, these boats are worth several thousand pounds. We strongly advise that anyone seriously interested this boat contact us and come and inspect the boat for themselves in Christchurch. I am afraid the boat must be collected and transported by the buyer: it will need to transported by trailer (unless of course the buyer continues to store the boat in it’s current location in Christchurch). We are also advertising this boat elsewhere and so reserve the right to remove the listing at any time.
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