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The 'Ina'

The 'Ina' The last boat that my late father (Malcolm Flett Robertson)owned. Built in the 1950s at Duncans Boatyard, bought by the present owner (Gordon Burns) from Ross-Shire in 1998. Gordon has done a lot of work to her, lowering the cabin and converting her into a sailing boat. Before my father bought her she belonged to William (Bunt) Knight in Stromness. I believe she is now for sale again.
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Picture added on 01 July 2008
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Present owner is Gordon Brown, not Burns as I said in the previos comment. I have learned that she was originally built for James Foubister of Deerness and was named after the Copinsay lighthouse keepers daughter Ina Sinclair who now lives in Edinburgh. The 'Ina' or renamed 'Christina' is indeed for sale, and if anyone should be interested I am more than willing to pass on the present owners details.
Added by Brian on 02 July 2008
I remember going to the Hoy pier the day after the Longhope Lifeboat was lost to pick up newspaper reporters who Bunt Knight Jnr transported on his fathers boat the "Ina". It was still a wild day and the slick newsmen were not at their best as they came ashore.
Can still remember young Bunts weather beaten face running wae watter, strange how a little thing like a photo can take your mind right backover the years, yet we can never mind on the shopping for the wife!
Added by John Budge on 02 July 2008
Ha ha strange that indeed unless something marvelous had happened while shopping with the wife, all the shop trips remain a complete mystery. Wonder where young Bunt is noo? last I remember him was in 1978 working for a construction firm in Flotta.
Added by Brian. on 04 July 2008
Just been reading your comments Brian and I can tell you that I spoke to Bunt, a couple o months ago and he is now skipper on a supply boat working in some far away place like Brazil or somewhere like that .

Dont like this new style set up but then 'am a stubren old bu***r as you know Steven.

[A bit a change will keep us all alert- Unrepentant of Kirkwall]
Added by John Budge on 31 August 2009
The Ina was indeed my fathers boat which he, and I used for sea angling. It was from the Ina that he caught the record halibut in 1968(162.5lbs).

As to my where abouts, I was working in the Caspian sea for a short time in the late 90's,
but have been skipper in the North sea for the last 9 years on a Standby/Multi role v/l.
Added by Jim Knight (Young Bunt) on 28 March 2010
Where is the Ina now?
Added by Michael Parkinson on 15 September 2012
Hi, does anyone know why it is called the Ina and where and who built it please? My grandfather was a boat builder and his wife's name was Inserted. She passed away before he came back to Orkney. Probably a coincidence but thought I would ask. Thanks. Jacqui
Added by Jacqui Mccarrick on 19 February 2017
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