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Constellation 3?

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There's an ex-Chumley & Hawke Constellation for sale on Apollo Duck. Based in Cambridgeshire.

Internally doesn't look much like the Constellation I hired a couple of times in the 60s.

Think it must be No 3 as the build date is stated as 1965.

Asking price £55,000. I suppose for about the same again you could restore her to her former interior.

Grown a bit as well. Back in the day Constellation's were 36ft - this one is 38ft.

Roy

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Any chance of a link to the listing?!

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I'm not usually faster than anyone!

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I don't remember posting that back in 2016, but I don't remember a lot these days.

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My favourite feature is the fact it has a full-size dishwasher but a tiny fridge.

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4 minutes ago, oldgregg said:

My favourite feature is the fact it has a full-size dishwasher but a tiny fridge.

That’s so you can clean the fridge :)

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"Externally it has been protected by a West System technique applied during the rebuild."
 

Right...so they have epoxied the wood? No thanks.

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has to be the most interesting helm seat I have ever seen.. 

 

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3 hours ago, C.Ricko said:

has to be the most interesting helm seat I have ever seen.. 

 

Constellation 2's was a bit more basic . . . 

383 Wheelhouse Constellation 2.jpg

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Constellation 1 became "Mister Toad" which I was a cats wisker from buying until the survey! She was priced around £25k and reduced to £4K, sold and, I think, removed from The Broads. Was a lovely layout for a cruiser of that size and I was really smitten!

Hope Craig does not mind the loan of a photo!

Mister Toad.jpg

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A couple of interior shots of how they were as built in the mid 60s.

318 Chris Constellation 2.jpg

319 Jackie Constellation 2.jpg

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I remember speaking with the builder of all the boats at Chumley and Hawke and I asked why the difference internal on each one. He said he built the first then when he did the second one made some changes and then made some more for no 3. He did the same for all the boats he built for them. When a new asked once if there were any drawing and he said yes in my head.

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I don't think there was much difference in the layouts of the Constellations but the Caravelles definitely had two different layouts; one of them having an extra single cabin in the bow.

Interestingly although the Caravelles were a couple of feet shorter than the Constellations they were 6 inches wider.

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