Classic Boat Museum will have an Airborne Lifeboat, Sopranino and A1

After over thirty years ‘resting’ ashore at Point Clear, near Brightlingsea, Mike completely rebuilt Atalanta between 2017 and 2019. A1 has real significance in yachting history, marking Fairey Marine’s move into yacht building and as part of the post-war explosion in yachting.

The Museum will take time to prepare A1 as an exhibit and she is unlikely to be on view to the public until 2025 or later. They are excited to have A1 in the Museum as part of their own presentation of the development and spread of yachting in the 1950s. And, of course, because of Uffa Fox’s role in creating her – the Museum have an extensive range of Uffa-related exhibits. The Museum already have the 20′ yacht Sopranino, designed by Laurent giles, in which Patrick Ellam and Colin Mudie crossed the Atalantic in 1951.

Read more about A1 and the Atalantas below

The concept for the Atalanta – Sujanwiz

The Atalanta’s place in yachting history

A1 Atalanta Restoration 2016 – 2019

The Atalanta was not an Airborne Lifeboat

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