Model                       :                   Bates Astral 810

Cockpit                    :                   Rear

Year                           :                  1981

Engine & Fuel         :                  BMC Diesel on shaft with Hurth gearbox

Capacity                   :                  1800 cc

Fridge                       :                  Electrolux gas

Calorifier                  :                 Yes

Warm air heater     :                  Gas

Invertor                     :                 250 watts

Shower                     :                Yes

Toilet                         :                  Portapotti

Also has VHF radio, Fish Finder and Depth Sounder.


As far as we know Rebecca is the only Bates Astral currently being used in Ireland. We keep her in Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh.
Apparently she was the the exhibition boat for Bates at the London Boat Show in 1981.We have had her for about 4 years & use her all year round lifting her out every second year. It would be nice to hear from other Bates Astral / Norman 266 owners.