Tally Ho is now owned and in restoration by Leo Goolden.

You'll find his blog here: http://sampsonboat.co.uk/

and in The Blog above.

To get in touch about Volunteering - info.sampsonboatco at gmail.com

For the present I'll continue to run the site here, though it is offered to Leo if/when he wants it.

( Gordon Scott  --- Albert Strange Association )



Episode 100 - Rebuilding a wooden boat - 4 years in 29 mins!

Leo's 100th Episode almost exactly coincided with bothe completeing the hull and the move to Port Townsend.  Here he gives an overview of the past for years, with explanation of a number of things past present and future.  Time-lapse footage of numerous parts of the whole and appearances by many of the crew over those four years, including, of course, the star maccaw Pancho.

You'll all the episonedes either on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg-_lYeV8hBnDSay7nmphUA  or right here in the YachtTallyHo website blog where we link to every one.  You'll also find things on Facebook and Instagram:

https://www.facebook.com/sampsonboatco     https://www.instagram.com/sampsonboatco/


A few people have suggested that it might have been simpler, quicker and cheaper to build a new boat rather than restore this one ... and they'd be absolutely right ... it would be much easier and much cheaper.

But that's not the point. If this was about the easiest and cheapest way to own a boat, you could just go out to pretty much any marina in the world these days and get a bargain that you can sail away in, for just a few grand.

This is about rebuilding a historic vessel and saving it from destruction. It's about something that I think is worth doing. It's about making a good story and it's about, more than anything else, of the magic of sailing or a very old boat.

It will be a mix of a vessel that's over 100 years old and one I've built myself and for me those are two of the most romantic, wonderful ideas that you could have.

(Leo discusses this in the following video episode)

Episode 58 -- Ship Of Theseus and Project Recap


Tally Ho Is now safe

Well ... safe is relative. We at the Albert Strange Association have huge faith in Leo, but this is a huge undertaking, which he is doing himself. He alternates between working on Tally Ho and working as crew on some large sailing vessels. He's documenting what he does and puts that on his website here: http://sampsonboat.co.uk/, and we also mirror that on this site (in the Blog).

Leo is on a tight budget ... you can help him here

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Tally Ho Is An Important Historic Yacht.

She was designed by the great yacht designer Albert Strange, has had a long and colourful life and looks set fair to have yet longer and yet further colour.

The Albert Strange Association wish Leo well with the project. We will continue to follow Tally Ho's progress.

A Yacht Worth Saving

The yacht Tally Ho is an important historic British vessel, designed in 1909 by the great Albert Strange as a powerful cutter yacht for the owner of one of the first steam trawler fleets in Britain.

She was built for him to ‘cruise in comfort while indulging in deep-sea fishing’ by Stow & Son of Shoreham under Lloyd’s survey to the highest class.

That heritage gave her the beauty of an Albert Strange design with the power and seaworthiness of a pilot cutter.

Amongst her many achievements was winning the 1927 Fastnet Race in near storm conditions where only two yachts of the fleet managed to complete the race.

A Rare Opportunity

An Opportunity Taken

by a rare man.

Tally Ho represents a now very rare opportunity to restore a most capable classic cruising yacht. Few restorations of this quality and pedigree remain today.

Tally Ho needs much work, but the restoration is feasible and achievable

All the Beauty of an Albert Strange yacht with the capabilities of a pilot cutter.

... and a Thank You

The Albert Strange Association would like to give a special thanks to Sandeman Yacht Company for acting as a broker for the sale of Tally Ho and for getting Tally Ho featured in several advertisements and articles, despite knowing that a modest return for the effort was the best that was likely.

Thank You Barney.