GAW Sophia

A Replica Barrelback built from Glen-L plans. 20 ft Retro Wooden SpeedBoat. 

Currently renamed and permanently moored on the Vaal by the owner -  she is his preferred vessel rather than any of the collection of GRP boats and inflatables also owned by him. 

Hull Construction:- Planked Cold-Moulded Process.

Hull Materials:- Built from African Mahogany (Khaya ivorensis/anthotheca) and Marine Plywood to BSS 1088. Resins and fiberglass sheathing from Gurit.

Hull:- Up to 27 coats of marine varnishes sourced from leading European manufacturers

Engine:- Remanufactured Chevy 350 engines to marine specifications or new ILMOR marine V8 engines ex the USA

Parts:- Gearbox by ZF Marine. Drive train steering and other components ex Vetus. All parts available worldwide.

Deck Fittings:-Most chromed deck fittings available at marine chandlers, windscreen stanchions GAW manufacture.

Upholstery:  Genuine Italian Leather 

Wiring:- Silicon Wiring used throughout with a Vetus Marine Battery.

Trailor:- GAW manufacture using Al-Ko custom rubber axles to ensure soft ride.