123 – Bockra

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Hull number123
Boat nameBockra (Nimanoca)
Full HIN in standard formatZCJ 00123 1181
Hull moulding (month-year)11-1981
Completion (month-year)xx-1985
Typemk2 PH-C with bowsprit and double-spreader mast
Registry numberUK SSR 168769
Owner(s)David Sharman (2017 - now)
(Jean. Maynard & Rejane Helmy) (2001 - 2017)
(fitted out and owned by Normand Cardinal 1981-2001, but following his death in a motoring accident in ~2000 sold by Colette Miller & Gervais Lalancette in 2001) (1981 - 2001)
Homeport and locationUK & Greece (Canada)
FlagUK, 2017+
Canada, 1981 - 2017
Website / blog / etc
Brief historyOriginally fitted out in Canada by the first owner and then used by him primarily in the Canadian lakes.Second owners used her on Canadian lakes and seabord until early 2000s, then sailed to Mediterranean. Cruised the Med for 15 years, the latter part of this based in Greece.Now in UK ownership and on the UK registry, still based in Greece.
Other commentsCompleted as a mk2 with fwd-stepped taller double-spreader mast, larger cockpit, larger pilothouse, bowsprit. Cutter-rigged with staysail boom.Originally fitted with a Bukh saildrive. After two or three failures of the saildrive unit this was replaced with a hydraulic unit on the same Bukh, driving a conventional shaft line. Work carried out in France in c.2004, and new fuel tanks fitted at same time.General mid-life refit underway (2019) in Greece.