Chiquita saved from the Scrap Heap
Chiquita was For Sale most of 2014 and 2015 at the Wooden Ships brokerage in Devon. A satisfactory survey in 2001 was followed by an unfortunate incident on Lake Windermere where she broke free of her mooring, ran aground and flooded. Repaired locally she was then stationed by her owner, Peter Harrison, on the River Exe at Topsham, East Devon. Alas, it then transpired that planking, repaired after the flooding, was sub-standard. Peter, fed up with all the problems, put her on the market at a very low price that reflected the need for the bodged work to be redone. Even so, it seemed that she would not sell, and arrangements for her to be broken up began to be made. White knight, Robert Ritchie has stepped in to rescue her, which he intends to do from a base near Oban, Scotland.
From looking up the Lloyd's yacht registers, I've discovered that Chiquita was renamed Selma IV for a time, but reverted to her original name in 1952.
Built : 1939 by Alfred Lockhart (Marine) Ltd, Brentford
LOA : 21' 07"
LWL : 19 ' 0"
Beam : 7' 2"
Draught : 4' 4"
Displacement : 4 TM
Chiquita Custodians & Home Ports
Robert -Richie (2015-2016...) Oban
Peter Harrison (?-2006-2015) Topsham, East Devon
Clive & Ann Lester (?-?)
Anthony & Marion Gaze (?-?)
Ian Anderson (?-?)
Clark (?-1959-?) Chichester
Alan T Tamplin (?-1950-1954-?) Chichester
Page last updated : January 2016