Sunday 30 September 2012

Yacht building in Hout Bay

Being so close to the sea makes sense to build your boat in Hout Bay, either in your garden at home or up on one of the farms or small holdings that exist. Some farms no longer exist, this is one of them.

Peter and Tony joined hands to build two steel Atlantic 40 chined hulls, the idea made sense, they worked together on the heavy stuff as partners, then later worked on their boats on their own.

Peters boat is closest to the camera and Tonys boat is at the back, it was launched as Tetsuko
but later had a name change? Peter took his boat right around the world with his girlfriend.

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A rare shot I took up at Ruyteplaats about 1981, when Anthony Constant allowed guys to build their own boats on his land. There were boat all over the place at times! The guys in the picture are (white shorts) the late Peter Bush  and Tony Page, (blue tee shirt) thats Notty standing next to them with his shirt on. The girl walking away by the yacht will be Simone, Nottys daughter.