Brave Heart : For Sale, May 2020
A couple of years ago, in May 2018, I was asked to track down as many of Alan Buchanan's steel hulled boats built to his Brabant design as I could. I found six; Facet, Pipedream, Vuilbaard, Roosevaer, Halve Maen and Suri. David Pemberton has kindly emailed me to say that he has spotted a seventh, Brave Heart, currently up for sale in Dumbarton in Scotland. He was rather taken with one of the comments in the sales particulars; “The only known defects are the crew - they are in their nineties!” Originally called Clapper, in 1975 she was renamed Brave Heart.
STOP PRESS : An eighth Brabant has been located, Karlie.
Brave Heart Statistics
Built : 1966 by JJ Beijnes NV & Stebbings (Burnham) Ltd in Beverwijk & Burnham-on-Crouch
LOA : 30' 6"
LWL : 24' 0"
Beam : 9' 0"
Draught : 4' 8"
Displacement : 9 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 309787
Sail : N° 860Y
Brave Heart Custodians & Home Ports
Mr & Mrs D Bruce (1974-1980-?) Shandon, Glasgow, Scotland
Mr & Mrs LG Jones & Mr & Mrs W Jacobs (?-1967-1973) Brandy Hole, River Crouch, England
Page last updated : May 2020