Shimmer : Active Boat
In 2016, Shimmer was cruising England's South Coast, East to West, and headed up the Bristol Channel to Penarth; 371 miles in one week in iffy weather.
A little is known of her history for she undertook a major voyage in 1980/1981, that took in Calais, Cherbourg, Sark, Belle Isle, Palma de Mallorca, Gibraltar, the Azores on the way back to Littlehampton.
It's also recorded that Shimmer was at Douarnenez Festval in 1988.
Shimmer at Sidi Ferruch, near Algiers, 2008
Photograph : Peter Hobbs
Built : 1959 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 36' 6"
LWL : 32' 0"
Beam : 9' 7"
Draught : 4' 6"
Displacement : 12 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 168567
Signal Letters : MWAJ
MMSI : 235017046
Shimmer Custodians & Home Ports
Michael Wilcox & Caroline Pye (?-2012-2016...) Portsmouth, England
Peter Hobbs (?-1980-1981-?) Littlehampton, England
Michael JW, Deborah J & Andrew R Harrison (?-1974-1978-?) Felixstowe
Douglas Brabazan (1970-1972-?) Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England
Thomas G Harrison MBE (1961-1969) Lymington, England
CA Leavens (?-1960) Lymington, England
Shimmer at the Douarnenez Festival in 1988
Photograph : Doug Coulson
Page last updated : December 2016