Moore's 1950s Wood Classic Cruiser - Still Going Strong (# 00973)

We undertook a pre purchase survey on this ex hire boat ‘classic’ being in private hands for some time and were pleasantly surprised at the results

This 26′ carvel constructed mahogany on oak (ex hire R Moore & Sons (Wroxham) Ltd) built in 1950 and therefore now some 65 years plus of age, is still going strong and in remarkable good structural condition – being an OAP and of ‘retirement’ age

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The bottom is heavily tarred which has gone along way to protect the structure and the presentation topsides / superstructure is beautifully varnished giving an overall classic appearance – per original build

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The above photos being typical of the build and current condition

To be expected – not everything was in perfect structural condition however, there being some wet rot in bottom planking (not extensive) with wet rot in a bulkhead beneath the side decks. The BMC 1.5L diesel engine and exhaust manifold was heavily corroded -but overall nothing too much and all recoverable

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Examples of engine / manifold corrosion present

The interior is typical of this era with (by today’s standards) a very basic rear saloon / cabin / galley area with a settee / double bed and not much else – but this is all part of its charm.  A great escape from television and the world of the internet

For more information contact European Marine Services Ltd – Marine Surveyors & Consultants Tel :  01603 327 123