One of the most interesting sets of exhibits at the IVth Salon Nautique Internationale held at the Grand Palais, Paris, December 11th-12th, was that arranged by Pass and Joyce, Ltd., of London, on stand No. 5, whereon were shown the products of the British Power Boat Co., designers and constructors of the famous “Miss England” with which Major Sir Henry Segrave won the World’s Motor Boat championship at Miami, U.S.A., and the championship of Germany at Templinessee. These boats are being exhibited in France for the first time, an especially interesting fact, as they are foremost in England, and just now the Power Boat is beginning to win the popularity in France that it has earned to such a degree elsewhere.
Three very fine models of power boats have been chosen to exhibit on the stand. There is a 23ft. Junior Express Cabin Cruiser with Morris 6-cyl. 100 b.h.p. engine, which can carry nine passengers and has room for two to sleep, and costs £1,125. Then there is a 23ft. Stock Power Boat of the kind that wins nearly all the races in its class at English regattas. This is sold at £685. A 16ft. ” Puppydog ” R.M.Y.C. Hydroplane costing £350, also attains 30 miles an hour and carries three passengers.
The British Power Boat range also includes an International 5½-litre Class Sportsman’s Hydroplane model and a 13ft. Utility Outboard Speed Hull, prices £850 and £46 respectively. These prices are for delivery at the Company’s harbour at Hythe, Southampton.
Full particulars of these craft may be obtained from the World Sales Distributors, Pass and Joyce, Ltd. 24-27, Orchard Street, London, W.1.
How Far To— ?
Ferodo, Ltd., the well-known manufacturers of brake and clutch linings, have sent us a neat little mileage calculator. With it one is able to find in a few minutes the approximate mileage from London, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, York, Portsmouth and other main centres to some fifty odd towns in England, Scotland and Wales. Made of stout cardboard, it is a thoroughly useful gadget and may be obtained from Ferodo, Ltd., Chapel-en-le-Frith.
Due to a misunderstanding during Mr. Shillan’s absence in America, the article contributed by him for our November issue, was one that had already appeared in the ” Motor Boat.” An exclusive article by the same writer will be found on pages 42 and 43 of this issue.
In the advertisement of the H.R. in our December issue the price of the 16/60 sports 4-seater was stated as being £545. This should of course have been £695.