RIPPLE is a smack yacht built by John Howard at Maldon in 1878. She was owned by the same family for 80 years who used her for business and pleasure. Until 1952 when she had an engine fitted she was a sailing yacht only. From her original owners RIPPLE had several changes of ownership, on one occasion she was sold on condition that the new owner fully restored her but lack of finances and time precluded this happening. She is now based at Tollesbury and is in poor condition. However, a full restoration at the International Boat Building College at Lowestoft is now being negotiated
Old Gaffer's Association Member's Handbook and Boat Archive, 1993
Built by John Howard at Maldon
Several changes of ownership
Sold to Phillip Dan
Sold and based at Tollesbury pending restoration
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