Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Monday, March 15, 2010

Boat Auction

Earlier today Chris Partridge of the eminent blog “Rowing for Pleasure” posted a very interesting entry (and one yesterday) about an upcoming boat auction. It is an online action on 14 April 2010 held by Turk Film Services. Up for sale is up to 200 watercraft, which of many have been in film productions like Hornblower, Harry Potter, Swallows and Amazons, and Three Men in a Boat. There are plenty of punts and rowing skiffs in this unique collection. One skiff you can see up on the left - a Thames Pleasure Skiff built by Salters of Oxford in 1887. But she is not the only beauty…

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