Originally Posted by Brian
The photos that Dirk put up are of the NEW cabin rib. This is a 10m boat and of new(ish) design. It is not part of the "original" run which consists of 4 boats.
Scorpio is now owned by James Youngs brother (who lives in Jersey). It was previously owned by Charles (who also lives in Jersey) who re-engined it. It was originally owned by a chap who lived in that WWII fort by the Needles on the Isle of Wight. As James says it now has twin Suzukis.
Is now owned by Steve Banks (who lives in Guernsey). It has a single outboard.
Boat 3 is diesel, a Yanmar 300 with a Bravo 3 leg and is (variously) somewhere in Spain or somewhere in Norway.
Boat 4 is the last to be built in 2001. It is called Cyanide (millions of photos available) and I (who used to live in Alderney) sold it in 2007 to James.
There were only 4 of this design built.
An interesting history, seemingly of Scorpion cabin ribs owned by Channel Islanders!
Sorry Brian - have to correct you on a number of issues!
Dr.Kevin Westman was the original owner of 'Wight Scorpion' now Scorpio. He lives in the penthouse across from Hurst Castle, I think it is Hurst Fort. We sold Scorpio to Daniel Young (James''s brother) powered by twin 225hp Optimax engines, not Suzukis.
SeaHound IV was owned by Chris Strickland, Steve Banks in Guernsey now owns her. He took off the 300hp Promax engines and stuck twin 200hp Johnson's on her tail - she goes very well.
The next Scorpion Cabin rib is gray, was owned by a lovely chap in Penzance, boat was called 'Hot Air ' with a single 200 Evinrude. This was sold to two marine engineers in Fowey who re-engined her with a 250 - they were trying to sell her a few years ago I heard. Then of course, the last cabin rib of that vintage and desigh was Cyanide, bought new by Brian Elliott (became a Judas) and moved to IOM!! He sold ger to James Young and she is tucked up in Bangor, NI.
Facts are facts!!