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Old 12-29-2019, 02:48 AM   #1
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"Island Gypsy Boats"/Newport Mtr Yachts

This advert for a "Newport 460" is interesting: https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats...strator/241499.
The Advert says it is built by Newport Motor Yachts and designed by Island Gypsy Boats.
I wonder who/what IGB is? Island Gypsy usually attributed design to Harvey Halvorsen.
The interior looks possibly "Integrity" to me. The exterior doesn`t look IG and I don`t recall an IG without flybridge. Maybe someone acquired the name. I thought Integrity "acquired" the IG moulds.
Advert says it drives via a gearbox and uses "Python Drive". There`s a research project.
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Some more info on Newport Motor Yachts.https://www.sail-world.com/news/2168...ieres-at-SCIBS
The more I look at it the less Island Gypsy I see in it. I also see lots of potential for chine slap.
In the advert above, the broker is Brett Flanagan, who was associated with the Integrity brand, which has been taken over by Whitehaven.
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Old 12-29-2019, 11:40 PM   #3
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Island Gypsy is the name of a boat designed by Halvorsen.
Newport 460 is a design by Island Gypsy Boats.
Doubt there is any connection.

Python drive appear to be an expensive CV joint. I'll stick with my drivesaver.
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Island Gypsy is the name of a boat designed by Halvorsen.
Newport 460 is a design by Island Gypsy Boats.
Doubt there is any connection.
Very likely there is no connection.
But there is an attempt to assert a connection.
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FYI - I might have missed it but I have searched for Island Gypsy Boats and all references lead to K&H.
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I came across this short article by Harvey Halvorsen:

Island Gypsy €” Halvorsen Boats

Note the palatial HK premises.
The mention of "Jet Tern" and "Yardway" on the builder plates is interesting. I`d heard of "Yardway" in the IG context but not "Jet Tern".
The other interesting observation is that American Marine(builders of GB) is said to be in bankruptcy at the time IG came into being. IG certainly "borrowed" heavily on GB designs, though hull differences, especially the bow, were distinguishing.
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Good article, thanks Bruce.
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I received this, somehow I`m on their spam list:
https://mailchi.mp/3fefef40ffa7/isla...7?e=50b9f15862
I see Brett Flanagan(called "Flanno" by a couple of brokers I met who had worked with him) is involved. He was involved in Integrity Boats, now merged into Whitehaven. He now appears connected to a Queensland Gold Coast brokerage, and to be developing the "Island Gypsy Boats" brand line. The boats appear a cross between a trawler and a sportsfisher, more the latter.
The boat with Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background looks photoshopped.
Interesting to see where this goes. Boat market is not great here in Oz.
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