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October 28, 2018 at 18:07 #26458

Phil Shotton

I see Snow Star is for sale in Essex as a damaged project –

Very sad. Does anyone have any more information? The advert is very sparse.



November 8, 2018 at 06:49 #26478


I learned this from Tom Riding, her owner.

Her mooring parted some few metres below the water on the same stormy late September day that saw a cruise ship break her moorings at Greenock Ocean Terminal, some 3 – 4 miles upstream from Gourock where Snow Star was moored. She (Snow Star) quickly crossed to the north bank of the Clyde and parked herself on a rocky shore close by Kilcreggan pier. By the time the salvage crew were able to get her off (a few days later) she was in a sorry mess on the starboard side, with a hole in the hull and sea water inside.

As I understand it, the insurance company settled and made arrangements for Snow Star to have a chance at a second life – hence she is for sale as a project boat.

I wish the best for everyone involved, and I feel for your loss, Tom.

Marilyn, moderator

November 24, 2018 at 06:06 #26490

Simon Lister

I have now purchased Snow Star and have started a full repair and refit. Thanks and commiserations to Tom Riding for advising on the circumstances of her stranding.

She has returned to Scotland and is now in a large shed being dried out ready for survey.

I’ll post photos and updates where they might be of interest in due course.


November 27, 2018 at 16:47 #26494


Congratulations to both Tom (for having his boat rescued) and Simon (for being the rescuer). I have updated the Member Directory accordingly.

I look forward to learning more about Snow Star’s refit project. Best wishes to you both.

marilyn, moderator

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