Russell Marine Ltd.
1959 - 1980
Founded by Des Pollard who began building the ENTERPRISE, ALBACORE AND GP14. In 1960 the 19' ALACRITY was introduced. At first they were built of molded plywood but after a year GRP hulls were produced.
(Earlier ALACRITY models were built by Hurley Marine.) Soon afterward, an extended version called the Vivacity 20 was built, available with either twin or fin keels.
In 1963 the VIVACITY 20 was further extended to produce the VIVACITY 21/650 (6.5m) The VIVACITY 24 came along in 1973/4, again available as a fin or bilge keel model.
All sold well and about 600 Alacrity's and Vivacity's were shipped to the US.
In 1975 Russell Marine made an arrangement with US builder Catalina Yachts, to build some of their models under license and sell them in Europe as JAGUARS (JAGUAR 22, 25, 27, and 30). The Jaguar Car Company took them to court about the use of the name but lost.
Russell Marine built its last boat in 1980.
Sailboats Built By Russell Marine Ltd.
(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)
|ALACRITY 19||18.50 ft / 5.64 m||1960|
|ALACRITY 670 (ALACRITY 22)||21.50 ft / 6.55 m||1975|
|ALBACORE||15.00 ft / 4.57 m||1954|
|CORONADO 25||25.00 ft / 7.62 m||1966|
|ENTERPRISE (INT)||13.29 ft / 4.05 m||1956|
|FOLKDANCER 27||27.00 ft / 8.23 m||1965|
|GP14||14.01 ft / 4.27 m||1949|
|IMPERIAL 23||22.50 ft / 6.86 m||1966|
|ISLANDER 23 (WAKEFIELD)||22.50 ft / 6.86 m||1968|
|JAGUAR 22||21.50 ft / 6.55 m||1975|
|JAGUAR 25||25.00 ft / 7.62 m||1978|
|JAGUAR 27||26.83 ft / 8.18 m||1971|
|VIVACITY 20||20.00 ft / 6.10 m||1963|
|VIVACITY 21||21.25 ft / 6.48 m||1970|
|VIVACITY 24||23.50 ft / 7.16 m||1969|
|WARSASH ONE-DESIGN||26.67 ft / 8.13 m||1968|