A bespoke Frolic 18
Rupert Latham started his long career building steam boats in Norfolk. The steam boats gradually gave way to electric boats in the nineteen eighties as indeed they did in the eighteen eighties. The Frolic 18 was his first production boat and the smallest in the Frolic range. Subsequently they were mainly built by Creative Marine but Rupert got the job of fitting out a white hull for a private customer as his swan song at Classic Boatworks in 2013. The owners of the boat found that they had fallen in love with an idea but the reality was that they didn’t use the boat. Thus the previous owner bought her as new in 2015. A year later he realised that he wanted a bigger boat in the same spirit and has then bought a 29ft 6ins Frolic through HSC. The current owner/vendor bought the boat 3 years ago and has maintained her in the as new condition keeping her in his boathouse. He has now purchased a genuine classic from 1904, also electric and thus Tiffany is homeless having ceded her cosy boathouse to the usurping old lady !
Tiffany II comes complete with full length cover and smart cushions. Her interior is delightful with aft seating for the helm and one passenger while two to three passengers can sit on a facing bench seat in varnished mahogany which matches the internal cladding of the boat. The passenger seat can be inverted so that the passengers can also face forward if preferred. Forward of the seating there is lots of space for a cooler box or another loose seat. Covers and cushions as new. Tiffany would be the ideal boat for keeping at home and launching for events or days afloat as she is easy to trail, charge up and launch.
The electric motor is a Zapi 1.5 kw with a 200 amp hour battery pack and on board charger. The BSS certificate is valid for the inland waterways until mid August 2021 and the EA licence is paid up for 2019.
An early viewing is recommended and the boat can be easily launched for a lake trial at Beale Park boat store.
Call the office today to arrange a viewing on 01491 578870 or complete the contact form below.