S.B. Edme, 2012
(Photo - D.Renouf)
No. 108373. 79 tons
Built in 1898 of steel by Forrest of Wivenhoe.
86.7 ft long by 20.6 ft. beam.
A uxiliary motor fitted in 1924 and converted to motor barge in 1935.
Owned by Peter Sands and based at Hoo, she has recently been restored
and re-rigged and is now very active in the barge matches.
She is identified by her white hull, grey leeboards, and "Whitton
Marine" written in her topsail.
2013 Barge Championship winner.