The other day, HTBS received an e-mail from Terry P. in Belgium. Terry, who is a restorer of furniture, recently bought, he writes, a household of furniture from an estate of a deceased gentleman from Germany. Along with the furniture, he also bought an old rowing boat, probably from Germany and from the 1930s.
‘I bought it because I liked the shape, and it looks quite elegant’, Terry writes. ‘The length of the boat is 520 cm and the width at its widest point is about 82 cm. I assume it had a canvas or tarp cover at some stage’.
It is Terry’s intention to restore the boat and hang it from the ceiling of his workshop. Unfortunately, there is no boat builder’s plaque or any other identification mark, but Terry hopes that HTBS’s readers can help him shed some light on the boat’s history, or at least figure out the name of the boat builder or the company which built it.
Terry sent along some images of the boat, as it is now, and the oars that were used.
If you have any ideas about the boat, please leave a comment, or write to HTBS editor at gbuckhorn – at – gmail – dot – com