Dating from the mid-sixties, the MkII Ballerina was one of the earliest glassfibre production boats.
Based on an earlier moulded plywood design by Robert Tucker, the Ballerina is a pretty, 6.50m (21ft), bilge-keeled weekender with a modest, unchallenging rig and good stability. She’s just the job for pottering around inshore waters with young children and even well preserved ones can be picked up
for under £3,000. They were built by various companies, including Penryn Boatbuilding in Cornwall, and a lot were home-completed to varying standards. They had three or four berths in a camping-style interior and, while most were outboard-powered, an inboard engine option was available. Headroom was limited to 1.32m (4ft 1in).
LOA 21 ft 6in (6.55m), LWL 16ft 9in (5.1m), beam 7ft 5in (2.27m), draught 2ft 3in (0.69m), displacement 2,240 lb (1,000kg). Price guide: £1,000 to £2,500.