Fantôme Frolic en route to Lymington
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36 Built including 25 for General Maritime and Transport Organisation (GMTO) Libya
The Fantome came about due to the large numbers of requests for a version of the Spearfish but with an aft cabin. It was decided to take a plug of the Huntsman 31 in GRP as this hull had proved to give a good soft 'dry' ride along with good all round handling qualities.
In 1973, the first boat built won the Boat of the Show award at the 1973 London Boat Show. 'Basta' race no. 174 competed in the Cowes - Torquay race.
Fantomes can be found in Libya (25), the Shetland Islands (1), Japan (1), Belgium (1) and the Maldive Islands (1)!!
We would very much like to hear from anyone having seen any of the boats in Japan, Libya or Belgium. The Maldives boat was in very nice condition when seen in Jan 1999.
Price in 1972 £17,000 approx & the first boat was delivered in 1972.