Bill Collingbern of Yamba has contacted Geoff Carroll, seeking information on the boat he is now refurbishing.

Bill runs a welding and engineering company in Yamba which builds large rescue vessels as part of its business. The boat Bill is seeking any information or history on was, he has been told, built by Pompeys’ in the 1940s. Originally called “Zephyr” it was later purchased by Peel’s Cruises on the Great Lakes and renamed “Seabird”.

Her construction is of seamed battens and copper roved. He has rescued her and is in the process of refurbishing her in Yamba, NSW. Bill would welcome any information or photos etc. His email address is or he can be contacted by mobile on 0417 778 517.

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