Vreny – Stella No.71 – For Sale – £2,000
Vreny is a Tucker Brown 1963 Stella, and seriously for sale. She is in West Mersea, CO5 8QQ
I bought her in 2012 and have enjoyed her until 2017, when she came ashore. She has been housed in my warehouse until 2018 during which she was re-painted, and she is now outside under cover with her mast up, in my yard.
She comes with a road trailer, but it does not currently have any brakes fitted, although I have used this for delivery to Tim Wood’s works in Ipswich, when a couple of planks were replaced in 2013.
The engine, Yanmar 1GM, over 20 years old, was working when she came out of the water, but requires serious attention before re-commissioning.
Vreny was always considered to be a ‘fast Stella’, and has a good racing pedigree. I never raced her much, as my other boat, Black Diamond, took precedence, but at the one Levington Classics event I did attend, she came mid fleet with me single-handing, so the relative hull speed is definitely there.
She has all her old sails, which are perfectly serviceable (and used in the Levington race) but I do have a brand new set of Parker and Kay sails for her that would be for sale separately.
The reason for the sale is that I don’t have time to even sail Black Diamond as much as I would like, and owning two classics is too much.
Please contact me for viewing and more details
Gdpdunn @ hotmail.com