Passing The Interview
May 2014 : Andrew Cocks writes:
“Rose of Arden, like Tramontana, is a former boat of David Batstone. I went to see David on board in Woodbridge Marina in 2001 and found myself being interviewed as to my capabilities as a possible owner; an effective sales technique for I was thankful when permitted to buy her”.
Rose of Arden is stationed on the River Orwell, just past Woolverstone marina on the northern side. I picked up the buoy next to her on the start of my voyage from Ipswich to Cardiff, July 2014. She was a grand sight.
In February 2015, Andrew became the HBA Yearbook Editor.
This link, that involves Rose of Arden, will amuse and also illustrate why Andrew's a good choice for Yearbook Editor.
Rose of Arden Statistics
Built : 1939 by C Whisstock in Woodbridge
LOA : 30' 0"
LWL : 23' 0"
Beam : 8' 9"
Draught : 5'
Displacement : 8 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N°182288, Southampton
OGA Boat Number : 7042
Rose Of Arden Custodians & Home Ports
Andrew Cocks (2001-2017...) River Orwell, England
David Batstone (?-2001) River Deben, England
D Alan Thomas (1974-1990-?) Portland, England
Dr Norman Dixon MBE & Dr Penelope Dixon (1969-1973) Rye, England
Raymond E Brown (1967-1968) Plymouth, England
Victor H Doree (Blue Waters Ltd) (1959-1966-) Salcombe, England
CR Nicole (1958) Southampton, England
Dr RG Hall (1951-1957) Southampton, England
Robert Dashwood (1950) Southampton, England
W Loudon Douglas MC (?-1949) Southampton, England
Page last updated : October 2017