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Bon Ami 2009

The Bon Ami 2009?
She is for sale for £20,000 in Devon. She is on apollo ducks website at:

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Picture added on 07 January 2010 at 16:13
Good to see an old Orkney boat still surviving, If my memory serves me, Mike Flett of Stromness used to skipper this boat many moons ago.
Added by Colin McBeath on 09 January 2010
Hello Morgan, thanks for the photo, it is now 53 years since she was launched, well built in those days. I did send an earlier reply but did not make it.
Added by Angus Main on 11 January 2010
Must be in bad shape, still not sold and on offer noo at £10,000. on find a fishing boat..
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 23 January 2011
Another Orkney boat that is still on the go is The Souters's Lass who is down in Fort William doing day trips around the bay. I was aboard her a couple of years ago while on holiday there. It brought back memories of when she used to sail from Kirkwall to Shapinsay in the 1970s!

Added by Elaine Sutherland (Allen) on 08 March 2012
I dont remember the Souters Lass running to Shapinsay
Added by Alastair on 10 March 2012
I think the Souters Lass was on the John o Groats to Burwick run. I never remember her on the Shapinsay run. The Orana was there. where is she now?
Added by W Watters on 10 March 2012
I worked with this boat in the late 80s early 90s when she was a dive support vessel for Currie Bros Diving. Fine old boat, oak on oak with, I think, 13 cylinder Gardner engine. The skipper was Geordie Costie.
Added by Tim Bone on 02 April 2012
The Bon Ami isn't for sale now. She's abandoned in Hooe Lake, near Plymouth. A very sad end. She was owned in the mid 70s by Billy Rendall (son of Willy and Cissy of Roadside, Stronsay). Initially he fished with her, but later had a contract to ferry workers back and forth to Flotta.
Added by Pauline Rendall on 14 September 2013
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