Readers will know that for the 2013 season I lent Stroma to my friend Adam Way, a brilliant boat builder and restorer based just down the road from where I live. He had a good season and I had the pleasure of sailing with him a number of times, but in the longer run I think he will be looking for a yacht with more substantial accomodation. While he's currently intending to launch Stroma again this year selling these classics takes a lot of time and if anyone is interested please let me know.
I've heard on the grapevine that Bernera has just been sold and is on the way to a new life back on the Clyde. This means that there's potentially a good fleet back on the Firth where they started out - Gigha, Isla, Shona, Fidra, and now Bernera.
This leaves three or four Islanders either for sale or for restoration, i.e. Canna and Stroma in commission plus Jura and Sanda waiting for restoration. If you're interested in becoming part of Scottish yachting heritage by owning one all is not lost.
Anyone interested can contact me via this blog and I'll pass your details on to the various owners concerned.