I was approached last year by a wooden boat admirer who was looking to purchase a Mason Clipper & with the help of several woodys reviewed several potential candidates.
This gent has impeccable taste so it was always going to be a big ask to find a Mason that ticked all the boxes. During the search he came a cross a 19′, 1968 Marlin Marauder which had the WoW factor. Again with some woody help the boat passed the pre-purchase ‘survey’ & now as a new very happy owner.

Hope is rather special & as I have predicated (talked up) in the past, is a perfect example of the rise in popularity of trailer-able woodys. With the cost of marina space for even a 10.5m berth averaging out at $650 a month, one of these is a no-brainer + the ability to keep it at home or in storage makes maintenance so do-able.

I will feature more on Hope on ww soon 😉


5 thoughts on “Hope

  1. Nice boat. Have found a marlin marauder needing massive restoration. Am conflicted as to try and bring it back to original cruiser style or to riva esque the top side into speed boat style. Any advice or opinions?


  2. Hi I’ve got hold of a 26′ double diagonal Marlin Marauder believed to be “the last” wooden one built? If anyone who has more info on them it will be gratefully received.


  3. I must be having a bad day — you referred to her as HONEY, & she says her name is HOPE on the stern. — Well I suppose one of you has to be right!

    It was me having a spec savers moment 🙂 Alan H


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