Buying New Scorpions
There are four recognised suppliers of new boats at present, three building in wood, one in foam:
Paintcraft / Nigel Potter
Nigel sources new wooden hulls from builders James Jarvey and/or Alistair Duffin, spray finishing and fitting them out himself. Usually has new boats in stock and may take used boats in part-exchange.
Based in Nottingham. Contact: 0115 9754302 (Days) 0115 9200106 (Evenings).
Gosling Dinghy Craft / Kevin Gosling
Kevin builds, finishes and fits out his own wooden hulls. Based in Devon.
Contact: 01395 597603 or 07792 253887.
CPC Boatworks / Chris Clapp
Chris builds, finishes and fits out his own wooden hulls. Based in Devon.
Contact: 01395 579529 or 07989 232768.
Pinnell & Bax
P&B build foam-sandwich boats from moulds recently developed by Chris Turner. Based in Northampton.
Contact: 01604 592808 (Dave Wade) or P&B website.
Photo: David Walker