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Steve2677, Donald will send you her history as promised no doubt, it was an unfortunate story of a chap and his family who wanted to live the dream in the Med but never made it. The area your Dad need's to look at is the stern near the props, she had prop guards fitted, which due to some confusion at Scarborough were pushed through the hull badly damaging it. From then on it all went downhill for him, when  these boats were built they were built for speed and had very few creature comforts on board (although Hant's @ Dorsets had more than most) to keep them light, when you start making them into a floating house for comfort reasons then having a "fast hull" design turns into a nightmare as they have no keel as such, which is why it ended up in Scarborough. Due to the extra weight and problems with propeller cavitation due to the prop guards it spent more time going sideway's, if your Dad wants comfort and use it as a Motor Yacht at sea then he is going to need plenty of power as they were built to go fast forward. Like Donald It's great to read that she live's on. 
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