photo ex classicboatnz, chat ex Ken Ricketts
Ken Ricketts initially thought Sea Crest could have been a Lidgard build but a discussion with his old friend Jim Thomson who has a wonderful recall, on all the Lidgard boats & was involved with the construction of virtually all his boats, from about 1949 onwards, until Roy & his son Jim’s very sad & untimely death at sea, in the 1960’s, has confirmed Sea Crest was not a Lidgard. Reviewing the photo both Ken & Jim feel she may very well be by Billy Rogers.
Sea Crest has a platform on the tuck, which may not be original, as these did not become popular until the very late 1950’s or 1960’s, so she could well have been built just before that time.
She is a lovely boat with superb balance of line, symmetry, colour scheme & is a great advert for her builder & all her owner/s.
Does anyone have information & photos on this boat?