Messin’ about with boats!

Poole Harbour home of Sunseeker International

Just across the way from Poole museum, that I wrote about the other day is the harbour. This is the home to Sunseeker, manufacturers of expensive motor boats. While I was there, and with a few shots of Ilford Delta 400 left in the camera, I finished the roll off. Luckily there seemed to be a bit of activity going on!

Sunseeker Ocean 90

This year the company celebrated the launch of 5 new models – not bad in a Covid year! Pictured above is one of their Ocean 90’s. It’s 27.10m length and 7.16m beam houses 4 cabins, a carbon fibre hardtop and even a built in BBQ! At a speed of 12 knots, with a full tank (13,000 litres!) has a range of 1800 miles. Wonder if there is space for a darkroom?

RNLI Edward and Barbara Prigmore in Poole

Poole is also home to the RNLI. Amongst other things it houses their training facility and I believe also their maintenance. I must look into their base at Poole, more, sometime. It is quite common to see lifeboat “movements” in the harbour. Here (above) we see “Edward and Barbara Prigmore” normally based in Barrow I understand. Just by the bridge there is a small station housing one of their semi rigid inflatables. Pictured below is SAR (Search and Rescue) D-730. It has a length of 5m and width of 2 meters.

SAR (Search and Rescue D-730
Bridge House – the lifeboat station on Poole Quay
Poole Town Bridge, dates from 1927

As my previous couple of posts, all the above were taken with my trusty EOS 30, 40mm lens and a light yellow filter – film was Ilford Delta 400, developed in Ilfosol 1+9 ant 20 degrees.

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