When he discovered that the boat of his dreams was in fact sunk deep in the bay within sight of his house Bo Eriksson knew just what he had to do next… as he tells Dan Houston
Classic boat owners can’t help getting hooked by history. Every time they sail, or even visit, the boat she breathes of a longforgotten past. There she is in full colour – her ropes and sails are modern enough, she’ll have an electronic chart plotter (unless her owner has that puritan thing going on). But really she wants to be in black and white, and she wants the other boats around her to look the same. Before long the owner feels the same way and starts attending classic sailing events, which are as much about sharing histories as they are about sailing. And it’s a bit weird to say it but the boats have a kind of insistent personality like that.
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