William Atkins Design "Periwinkl"
- Hi Everyone,
Does anyone know of any boatbuilder or private builder that has
built any Atkins design of boats in Hobart,Tasmania, Australia.
The boat which I purchased 15 months ago was called "Perriwinkle".
I now know that she is the "Periwinkl" design of William Atkins
which he designed in 1924. Perriwinkle (slightly different spelling)
has been built following the design exactly. This design also
appeared in the "Ideal Series" of Motor Boating.
There is also a 24 foot Atkins design for sale at "Boat Point" and
is presently located at the Murray Street Pier in Hobart. She is
advertised as a Jibheaded sloop though.
I would like to find the builder of my "Periwinkl".
I brought her off John Mitchell of Lutana and he cannot remember the
name of the older man he brought her from. She was moored in
Newtown Bay for around 5 years when owned by John Mitchell. He said
that she was moored in the next bay up the Derwent River (around
Incat) for quite a few years before he brought her.
She has a moroon Standing Lug Sail and is powerd by a 8hp YSE Yanmar
Any help would be greatly appreciated. She is on the groups photo
page. She will be part of the Hobart Wooden Boat Festival in
Russell Pocock (Tinderbox, Tas)