Douglas Hardman sailing Jacaranda on Lake Balaton, Hungary, in 2010
Heading Back To The UK
Douglas Hardman has been in touch with an update about his time with Jaracanda. He's told me that in recent years he's been living and working in Frankfurt, a lovely city except for the frustrating fact that it's landlocked. After sailing Jacaranda on Lake Balaton for a season, Doug moved her to Northern Italy. He sailed her single handed out of Lagoona Marano, east of Venice, for a few years. “The high highlight was a trip to Venice, and having Jacaranda tied up in San Giorgio Maggiore”.
With a young family and work pressure, Doug was not getting down to Italy as often as he would like and after some poor repairs she developed a slow leak; “This was not a problem until the bilge pump failed and she nearly sank at her moorings. After an expensive refurbishment of her motor, which was flooded, I decided to bring her to Frankfurt to have work done to fix the leak”.
She has been in the boat yard in Frankfurt for the last two years. Douglas has returned to London for work and has decided to put Jacaranda, now again in good order, up for sale. He's currently preparing sales information, but I have permission to pass on his email address to anyone wishing to 'jump the queue'. Likely price will be around £2,800.
Jaracanda was rebuilt by a shipwright in London in the 1980s, then sold to two Dutch ladies who cruised her for twelve years around the Mediteranean, before ending up on the east coast of Italy. A wealthy business man from Milan purchased her and kept her on Lake Maggiore. Money was lavished upon her and she resided on a swinging mooring in front of his lakeside home.
# Fascinating Facts
# Jacaranda was given to “Leisure for the Handicapped Association” in 1982
# Fascinating Facts
Jacaranda Statistics & Home Ports
Built : 1938 by Alfred Lockhart (Marine) Ltd, Brentford
LOA : 21' 8"
LWL : 19' 0"
Beam : 7' 2"
Draught : 4' 0"
Displacement : 4 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 166456
Douglas Hardman (2009-2016...) Boatyard, Frankfurt
Wealthy business man (2001-2009) Lake Maggiore
Two Dutch ladies (1989-2001) Mediteranean
Rebuilt by London Shipwright (1980s)
John Foster (LFTHA) (1982-?)
Thomas C Hall (1952-1963-?) London
Major JR Hobbins (?-1947-1951) London
• None found (August 2016)
Page last updated : August 2016