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Boats outside Halmatic's shed at Hatston. They built fibre glass boats.
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Picture added on 15 September 2007
From left 28ft mould, 54ft Seiner/Trawler possibly "George Weatherill" or "Amazon" then 50/54ft mould(that is what was pruduced using the "Pod" later converted to a "Boat House Chalet" by Davie Reid at Finstown) right is 36ft "Hildona" type mould. Allegedly they were good strong hulls but logistics and extra cost producing them in Orkney could not compete with other companies in England.
Added by Willie Mackay on 06 June 2011
I am trying to find pictures of a boat biult at the Halmatic yard. She was the Curlew, a 36 foot mark 2 hull. She was built in 1974/75
Added by Roger Tebay on 20 February 2012
Jim Pottinger has a photo of the Curlew UL23 on the ShipsNostalgia site. As far as I know she is WD197 now at Courtown Harbour, Wexford along with another Halmatic, CY165 Barnacle II.
Added by Tommy Kirkpatrick on 03 March 2012
I am looking for a photo of the HILDONA a 36ft fibre glass boat, the 1st one built by Halmatic in 1972. I believe she is in Kirkwall, Orkney.
Added by Robin Murray on 14 January 2013
Click to View Robin if you look up Alistair Kelday's picture #2838 you will see the Hildona ( K238 ) when she was creeling out of Stromness.
Added by Colin McBeath on 17 January 2013
Is that the late Willie Rendall's boat that u see in the basin quite a lot an that he called after his daughters Hilda and Donna?
Added by Billy Cardno on 19 January 2013
Yes that is Billy Rendalls boat,lasted well eh?
Added by Robin Murray on 23 January 2013
Did Billy Rendall have the Bon-Ami?

Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 24 January 2013
Yes, Billy had the Bon-Ami, he bought it after the Hildona.
Added by Robin Murray on 30 January 2013
i'm trying to find the molds for the Halmatic 29ft the last i new it was in Ireland somewhere, i also believe the same guy had the 36ft mold also.
Added by John Mac Farlane on 24 April 2018
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