The yachts built by Brian Martin

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] by Alan Leonard From time to time over the years, people seeking information about yachts in Northern Ireland have contacted me.  On each occasion, the story has been the same – they have contacted the font of all knowledge on matters maritime in Ireland, Winkie Nixon, who has said “Well actually I can’t tell you a lot about that particular yacht, but I can tell you who can”.  Most recently, I was contacted by Peter Haden, seeking information about the Russian yacht Isha, which bears a bronze plaque stating “Built by B Martin Newtownabbey, 1972”.  Peter suggested that I might write something about her.  I had previously been contacted by Don Street about the yacht that subsequently became his Li’l Ioliare, and which bore a similar plaque with an earlier date.  I thought therefore that it would be of interest to write about all of the yachts built by Brian Martin, who was an ICC member from 1966 to 1983. (more…)