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Classic Wooden Powerboat

  • Year: 1961
  • Current Price: £ 29,500
  • Located in Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel
  • YW# 63429-3236923


Other photos: Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4, Photo 5, Photo 6, Photo 7, Photo 8, Photo 9, Photo 10, Photo 11, Photo 12, Photo 13, Photo 14, Photo 15, Photo 16.


In the early 1960s Christina powerboats were made by Bruce Campbell, a pioneer in that golden era of production class offshore powerboat racing.

The owner of La Garoupe III has sympathetically restored this Christina Mk VI which is powered by twin Ford Sabre180 hp turbo-charged diesel engines driving through Borg-Warner Gearboxes and ENV Vee Drives.  Incorporating lessons learned from other boats (such as an additional forward bulkhead to increase torsional stiffness) La Garoupe III is ready to use and only for sale due to the owner now having more time and wanting to cruise further afield.

Much care and attention to detail has been lavished on Christina La Garoupe III over the last 8 years to raise her to the current condition.  She retains the sleek look of a classic powerboat with the ability for overnight stays and, due to discipline, has no ‘floating caravan’ features that add weight and complexity.  Also, she retains many original fittings that add to her charm.

Further evidence of the owner doing the right thing is that the boat is only in the water when it can be used, usually May through to October, and during the other months is housed in a 30’ long tent - available by separate negotiation – which provides protection when not in use.

There are some clues that indicate that La Garoupe III might have been used in races in the Mediterranean by the first owners, the Lloyd brothers, who stayed in La Garoupe, near Antibes, France.  For example, the boat has the regular small rudders of race-boats and some metal framing within the engine compartment to add stiffness. 

Christina La Garoupe III is Part One Registered and has an extensive history file detailing the work done by the current owner - who commissioned David Heritage on the Isle of Wight.  Regularly used, this classic powerboat turns heads wherever she goes.




Martin Hasker's career has been as a pathfinder in Information Technology and high-technology sectors with marine activities an essential activity over the last 40 years.

Currently renovating a wooden Fairey race-boat from the early ‘60s. Martin’s experience is a mixture of sail and power – with time-keeping at races during Cowes Classic week for good measure.

Learning to sail in a Wayfarer dinghy led to a share in a Van der Stadt designed yacht on the River Hamble and in turn to several Fairey powerboats including competing in an anniversary Cowes-Torquay event.

A ‘people-person’ Martin’s skills in Account Management and Partner Development have been honed over the years from the workshop floor in F1 teams to Downing Street and the City.

Contact Martin Hasker by email using the link below, or at DDI +44 (0)23 8115 7012, M +44 (0)78 6736 2225 for more details.

Please contact Martin Hasker at +44 (0)23 8115 7012


Contact Nicolle Associates.

neptune Marina
Neptune Quay
Ipswich United Kingdom
Tel +44 78 6736 2225
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