Hulk of a fishing boat at the end of Pomphlett Lake, Plymstock.
Crabber / Trawler / Houseboat
Built in France in 1967, Lotus Bleu came to the UK from Le Guilvenec in France in 1980 as a scalloper. The boat was used as a crabber in Cawsand and Millbrook registered as PH-325, she was then converted to a trawler and went to Brixham in the late 1980's before being de-registered in 1990. The Lotus Bleu came back to Plymouth and was briefly used as a houseboat before being abandoned in Pomphlett Creek.
The boat was intact when first abandoned in the creek, lying on her port bilge against the wall. The boat is now in surprisingly good condition despite the neglect and has faired better than Pomphlett 1.
This vessel was identified by contributors at Trawlerphotos.
Pomphlett Lake / Creek, Plymstock, Plymouth
This boat lies at the end of Pomphlett Creek on the north side. The location can be seen from the footpath that runs along the head of the creek by the Billacombe Roundabout by Morrisons supermarket.
Position OS: SX 50593 53923
Position GPS: 50.366186, -4.102061
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Diesel, Boudouin engine
10 May 2020
I was part of the crew that brought this boat back from Le Guilvenec when she was purchased from her French owner in 1980. Had a Boudouin engine and was rigged for scalloping.
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