Model                       :                   Nauticus 27

Cockpit                    :                   Rear

Year                           :                  1980

Engine & Fuel         :                  Inboard diesel

Capacity                   :                 

Sterndrive               :                   Enfield 130

Calorifier                  :                  Yes

Invertor                    :                  150 watt

Toilet                         :                  Portapotti


I was checking out your "puzzlers" page and I noticed an inquiry re a boat from Mr & Mrs Ray. Their boat is a Europa 2 x 2 with the small galley located in the cockpit, if my memory serves me well its 18ft 6ins long and consists of an inner fibreglass skin mould which shapes the interior. The Europa was my first boat back in the early 80's. Needless to say its was designed I'm sure, for midgets because the headroom is virtually none existent, however my family (wife, 3 sons and a dog) and I had so much pleasure out of it that it converted me to boating Big Time and since then have had a couple of cruisers and a narrowboat (affectionately known as a skip), but returned to a Nauticus 27ft cruiser for obvious reasons.

For the last 3 years I've been moored on the River Weaver at Acton Bridge Boat Club, and since the re-opening of the Anderton Lift I've become a regular user of the lift to access the canal system ( there's only so far you can go, and so much time you can spend on a short length of river before you get bored).