Vintage & Classic Boats

A selection of pictures from bygone-days of early boats designed by

Richard Hartley and Colin Brookes

 The first 'Trailer-Sailer 16' designed by Richard Hartley circa 1960

 Probably the first jetski. Designed by Colin Brookes in 1962. Plywood construction, 8ft long and powered by a Norton 500cc twin motorcycle engine.

  Personal 'Swampboat', designed by Colin Brookes and Carl Augustin in 1963. Plywood construction. Powered by a single cylinder AJS motorcycle engine, driving a hand carved 3'6" dia wooden propeller. (Propeller protection cage removed for adjustments)