Can you help a YM reader identify his new boat?
YM reader Paul Coult recently sent YM this picture of his new boat.
Says Paul, “It’s a 24ft fin keeler I have just purchased, the previous owner tells me it might be called a Samurai and was built in La Rochelle in France around about 1972, but apart from that I have no information.”
Can you help?
UPDATE: Mystery Solved?
Yachting World editor Andrew Bray suggested the Listang, a French cruiser-racer which won the Quarter Ton Cup in 1969 and came third in the Half Ton cup the following year. But while it is very similar, the bow isn’t right.
A little sleuthing work (and help from the Scuttlebutt forum) led us to the Samourai 69
It certainly looks right! Any readers out there who know the history behind the boat – why not email firstname.lastname@example.org