North Shore Bucaneer - £800.
This is an earlier North Shore model which is very robust. The boat is slightly heavier than newer designs due to the very strong build and extra fibre glass! The skeg works well and all hatches are fully functional. There is more internal storage space than many modern designs and the rectangular hatches allow for easy access and fitting in more bulky items.
There are some scratches at the very end of the bow and along one of the chines as might be expected for a boat of this age, however these are superficial (all visible in photos). The boat tracks well especially in running seas and surf.
Contact Michael on 079601 29640 – based in Kent. (Lots more photos available on demand)
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