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Today's Shortlist  July 13, 2016

MANDALAY 1986 Fisher 30 9.14m wheelhouse ketch, Volvo Penta 36 hp 3-cylinder diesel, 5 berths in 2 cabins. Lying on hard at Liverpool after re-fit. Owner retiring from yachting. GBP 26,000. Pictures

TAKITEZ 1978 13.5m steel motor ketch based on Robert Tucker Ryton 38 design. Ford 80 hp diesel, 6 berths in 2 cabins. Lying ashore Rhyl GB after major external refit. Owner, 80, retiring from yachting. GBP 30,000. Pictures

BOSUN,IP24 wheelhouse sloop, professionally built in grp approx 1985. Yanmar 18 h.p.diesel, tan sails, roller furling, 4 berths in 2 well-equipped cabins. Lying North Wales. NOW SOLD Pictures

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Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, 1908.