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Table of details and specifications of GBR-038b
  Designer Ian Howlett (GBR)
  Builders Richard F. Pierce, Franklin-Eldridge Boatbuilders, Ferry Nab Bowness, Windermere (GBR)
  Material Red cedar sandwiched in epoxy/ tri-axial glass cloth; deck & cockpit foam sandwich polyester resin/glass
  1st certificate issued 1993-00-00
  Original boat name Salamander IV
  Original country GBR
  Original sail number 038b
  Current location Westeinder, Aalsmeer (NED)

Notes

5.5 NED 15 - building info - 16.12.2017 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Richard Pierce reports:
"...a pattern had to be built and delivered to the lead keel foundry, Henry Irons in Cornwall some 388 miles distant. The shape was significantly more complex than anything seen in the 5.5 class before, and so the pattern took twice as long to make. Apart from superior hydrodynamics the designer was aiming to place the CG lower than conventional, which meant that a hollow stub keel had to be built into the hull..."
The full story can be found in the Link section.
5.5 NED 15 - boat data - 10.11.2017 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Data from the MC, dd. 16th June 1995:
LoA 9,404m, Width 1,917m, L 7,80m, L1 7,337m, D 1,926m³, Weight 1975kg.
5.5 NED 15 - history - 26.12.2011 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
As far as research has brought up, this boat built for Jonathan Janson with a new Howlett designed hull, using the former GBR 38 deck, later became NED 15 and is still sailing today in The Netherlands.

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5.5 NED 15 "Misstress" - craning

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of GBR-038b
Sail# Boat name Owner name
GBR-038b "Salamander IV" Jonathan Janson (1993-1996)  
NED-015 "nn" Theo Barthen (1996-1997)  
NED-015 "Mis Stress" Joost Kempers (2000-2007)  
NED-015 "Mistress" Dick Hoogenberg (2007-?)  

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