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.