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Thames Marine (UK)
1959-

Founded by Ray Walsh and Len Wakefield as Thames Stuctural Plastics, originally to build fibergass components for a number of industries. The emphasis turned to the manufacture of boats early on. The first sailing yacht was the 23' SNAPDRAGON (1962). Expansion came in a number of stages and the the company started to build it's own factory at Canvey Island, Essex. (1965)
As TSP Ltd., the company began doing the moldings for other boat builders; Thames Marine became the name for selling their own models.
There was also a branch that built power boats and another to build the Prout line of catamarans.
No longer in business.

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NAME/TYPE       LOA First Built
English / Metric
GP14 14.01' / 4.27m 1949
SNAPDRAGON 23 23.00' / 7.01m 1962
SNAPDRAGON 24 24.50' / 7.47m 1962
DIAMOND 27 27.00' / 8.23m 1963
SNAPDRAGON 670 22.00' / 6.71m 1963
SNAPDRAGON 747 24.50' / 7.47m 1964
SNAPDRAGON 26 26.00' / 7.92m 1966
THOMPSON 24 24.00' / 7.32m 1968
SNAPDRAGON 600 19.67' / 6.00m 1970
SNAPDRAGON 21 21.00' / 6.40m 1970
SNAPDRAGON 29 29.00' / 8.84m 1971
SNAPDRAGON 890 29.00' / 8.84m 1971
SNAPDRAGON 27 MK II 27.18' / 8.28m 1974
MIRAGE 37 36.17' / 11.02m 1974
INVADER 22 22.00' / 6.71m 1975
MIRAGE 28 (FELTHAM) 28.33' / 8.63m 1977
MIRAGE 270 (UK) 25.42' / 7.75m 1979
MIRAGE 29 (UK) 28.83' / 8.79m 1983
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