Your SR4 was bought by Bournemouth Lifeguard Corps http://bournemouthlifeguards.co.uk/
were it was loved by all it's members, it was ordered through BHG Marine. It's been kept under cover all it's life and it really is a cool rib. It was a one off build by Avon with a D Class style Console and a lace up bow cover that allows access to the battery compartment. It has a shock mitigation flooring and was used with a Mariner 40 on a tiller. I think they added the blue ropes, oar retaining blocks and a few extra grab handles.
I bought it from BLC about a year ago? when they were looking to raise the funds for a second Arancia 3.88, The SR4 was launched using a small blue tractor.
I didn't do any work on the hull, but I did do a lot of running round to get the trailer sorted and it cost a fortune in the end, I recovered the bunks and had very expensive bearings fitted by a trailer company who had to press the races out.
It had a fuel bladder and I added a second one. I bought it to mess about with and I was going to build a tent for it so you could sleep on the deck but then Matt wanted it so I let him have it. I also bought a international Orange SR4.7 console for it (which I still have) and I was going to make it removable.
It's changed hands a few times since for about £1750 so you got a bargain at £1300
As a deep V it wouldn't be that nice with a tiller so the best thing for it is a console and steering. This rib will absolutely fly with a Yamaha 40hp Long shaft 2 stroke and power tilt and trim would make it perfect.
Nice rib and a great purchase