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Complete Rebuild in 2006

  • Year: 1977
  • Current Price: £ 11,995 Tax Paid
  • Located in Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single Gas
  • YW# 78476-2982195

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General Description

This very distinctive & well known Quarter Tonner, Runaway Bus, was built in 1977 for Mike Richardson, the owner of Seahorse Sails. Built to the same lines as the winner of the 1976 Quarter Ton Cup at Corpus Christi, she was designed by Paul Whiting & in 2006 she was fully re-built by David Heritage in Cowes with new structure & deck, new rig, keel, rudder & systems which left her looking as new. She is still in excellent condition & remains very competitive having won the Jersery Regatta in 2015, come 2nd in the IRC Small Boat Regatta in 2014, 3rd in the Poole Regatta in both 2016 & 2014 as well as 2nd in class & 4th overall in 2014 Round the Island Race. She comes very well equipped with Tak-Tik Wireless instruments & a comprehensive sail wardrobe including her famous spinnaker emblazoned with a printed London Bus, all of which is complemented by her gleaming red hull & white decks. Runaway Bus is a very attractive & competitive racer that certainly turns heads & will make her new owner very proud. She is currently lying Southampton & available for viewings 

Main Specifications

Stock Number :           ABS 1331

Year of Build :             1977

LOA :                             7.01m ( 23’0”)

LWL :                             5.49m (18’0”)

Beam :       2.59m (8’5”)

Draft :                           1.37m

Displacement :             1361 Kgs

Ballast :                         544 Kgs

Keel Type :                   FinKeel

Steering :                       Tiller

Engine :                        1 x Suzuki 2.5 Hp – 4 Stroke Outboard

Electronics :                 Tak-Tik Wireless Instruments – Speed / Depth/ Log / Wind Direction

Sails :                             One Sails : Main, Code 1,2,3,4 – S2,S4,S6,A5 Spinnakers

                                       North sails : Main, Code1,2,3 & 3

                                       3 x Miscellaneous Kites

To arrange a viewing or for more information on this great boat

Call : 01489 572480    

Or email us at :

Please contact Mark Matthews at 01489 572480

Contact Aspire Boat Sales Ltd.

Unit 15, Universal Marina
Crableck Lane
Sarisbury Green, Southampton United Kingdom
Tel 01489 572480
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