Richard James

Hi Cameron,

It’s great to hear from you, especially with your boat building experience. The good news is that there are 2 very different Atalantas very near you. The first, Emma Duck, is in Emsworth Marina.

Since 2008, Emma Duck has been laid up in Emsworth Yacht Harbour in West Sussex, under a robust tarpaulin. Prior to coming ashore she did however have a brief dip in the harbour, attributed to the rudder blade bridle wearing through, allowing the blade to drop on a falling tide, but she is now fully dry. Having sat under a cover for 9 years, she now needs rubbing down, undercoat, paint/ varnish, but is sound.


Jobs required:

·        New engine, or complete rebuild of current 1974 Volvo engine.

·        Some toe-rail section replacement.

·        Repair to foredeck near stemhead.

She is for sale for £500 ono. Most importantly, we would like to know she is being looked after and cherished because she’s a lovely boat and deserves more attentive owners.

With a concerted spring refit, Emma Duck could once again be collecting admiring gazes on the water this summer!

Please contact Louise Ennis on 07709 353741, or louiseenniscomms@gmail.com


The next is A15 Artemis II, which is in Prinstead Marina. Please PM me at sec@atalantaowners.org and I’ll give you the owner’s contact details.