GLALA IS FOR SALE
The opportunity to own a beautiful and unique Edwardian motor yacht, a vessel in the National Historic Fleet and one of the largest of the Dunkirk little ships.
She is a restoration project. The major repairs have been done: the hull is sound, she has new solid-teak decks, most of the superstructure is restored, the engines have been rebuilt - and all of this has been done to the highest professional standards. But there is more to do, the exterior needs finishing and she needs to be fitted out.
COULD YOU TAKE HER ON?
A range of skills will be needed. Supervision by someone with experience of building and restoring wooden boats is needed and although the major structural work has been done there remain some jobs that would be best done by an experienced shipwright. But most of the remaining work is fitting out and that requires the more general skills of joinery and cabinet-making.
I would not recommend using a boatyard for most of this as few of them understand old boats nowadays and they have little enthusiasm for managing costs. But if you have some of the skills yourself and could recruit your own people with the skills needed then she is a practical and exciting proposition.
The restoration is more than half-way there, the really difficult shipwright work is done and now she needs finishing. If you are interested in taking her on, would like to visit her or just want to talk about the possibilities, you can contact us here;
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A recent survey, done during restoration, is available.