Black Lady was built by Birdham Shipyard,
Chichester Harbour just after the Second World
War. Her owner Andrew Clagne loves her dearly
and does a lot of work on her himself, however
the yard has carried out repairs to the deck,
rudder etc. and also designed and built the
new forehatch shown.
Update 20th November
'Black Lady' changed hands at the end of 2015.
Andrew Clagne, her owner of long standing
decided that the time had come to part with her
and John Hiltinen, Manager of Birdham Pool
John had her surveyed and
a few things were flagged up. A new top to her
stern was required. The repair was fitted in two
sections fore and aft with appropriate long
scarph joints. The forward end of the foredeck
and ends of the toe rails were replaced too.