Blue Runner was built in 1969 in Gothenburg in Sweden from oak on mahogany by renowned and still operational boatbuilders, Storebro (Swedish for Big Brother). The boat won several offshore trophies in the 1970s.
Blue Runner was first imported for an owner in Yorkshire and spent time cruising the East Coast. We purchased Blue Runner in 2001 and began by extensively refitting her accomodation and navigation gear. Two years later we re-built her engines. And in 2011 we refurbed the hull replacing many planks using traditional methods. The work was carried out by Master Shipwright John Turk.
Whilst in our care Blue Runner has crossed the Channel 8 times including the long passage from Ramsgate to Dunkique. She has cruised the Dutch inland seas and the French and Belgian canal systems.
She is a very sea-worthy boat, being heavier than a comparable GRP vessel and although her speed is stately (10 knots), she is a comforable and economical cruiser suited to the river, estuary or continental canal.
Sadly, due to a loft extension at home, she has to find another family who'll care for her as much as we have.
LOA - 10.35m
Beam - 3.2m
Draught - 1.0m
Fuel Capacity - 600Ltrs
Fresh Water - 100Ltrs
Twin Diesel Volvo Penta TMD 32 (106 hp each) Rebuilt in 2003
Engine Hours - 400 (Approx)
Maximum Cruising Speed - 10 Knots
Fuel Consumtion 2.4 Gallons per hour at 10 Knots
Bow: In the forepeak is a twin/double cabin with curtains, storage underneath and a standing wardrobe. Main Cabin: On the starboard side is a galley complete with gas cooker, two spider burners and a sink with hot and cold running water. On the port side is a dinette/double berth with more storage underneath and surrounding. Further aft on the starboard side there is the heads with a manual flush sea toilet (which empties into a holding tank or the sea depending on position), wash basin and shower with hot and cold running water. Further aft up the steps takes you into the cockpit with seating and lockers underneath. We then decend into the aft cabin with two single berths, sink, more storage and a standing wardrobe.
Autohelm 16nm Radar,
Walker Bay Tender with a 3.3hp Outboard Engine,
Hot and Cold Running Water,
CD / Radio,
Fenders and Warps.