SPRUCEGOOSE is a carvel built wooden Broads sailing vessel with a Ford Inboard Diesel engine and served as a Norfolk Broads hire boat from 1964 to mid 80's. Carvel mahogany topsides, single plank diagonal Pitch pine bottom which is an unusual method of construction. Last of four built by the well know Broads boat builder F. Newson during in the sixties before the decline of wooden boat industry on the Broads, in particular Lowestoft.
She was bought by her present owner in 1994 and is based in Port Medway, Rochester where she is undergoing restoration.
Built by F Newson at Oulton Broad
In use as a Norfolk Broads hire boat
Bought by current owner
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