Surprise and Big Surprise
I am a new member of this group and this is my first post.
First of all, apologize for my English that is not as good as I wish
it to be.
Now, let me introduce myself.
I am 55, BSc in mechanical engineering, living in Croatia, Europe, in
the town on the coast of Adriatic Sea (remember Dubrovnik?). As a
hobby I am involved in nautical stuff, and as a son of ship's captain
I am in love with the sea and boats.
Here is my contribution to this forum reserved for Atkins designed
As I was searching for a classic boat, better to say, motorsailer, in
the range 19 to 22 ft with accent on performance under power, but
with decent sailing capabilities, it happend that I have found an
Atkins design the Surprise 19ft fast motorsailer, a modified Sea
Bright skiff. After a contact with Ms Pat Atkin I have ordered a set
of building plans and now I am planning to start building the boat
Some time later there was an article on Big Surprise, a stretched
version of 19ft Surprise. Review was signed by Mike O'Brien in BDQ#22.
My questions to all active members of this Group is:
Do you know if there are any boats of that type sailing?
Eventual contact details?
Are there any pictures of that boat obtainable?
I would really like to make a proper Database for that boat.
Best wishes and holidays greetings to all of you