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3 Weeks Ago 12:10 PM
FarCry
Re: Help Needed With New Bombay Co. 44 History

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Originally Posted by Rexorp View Post
Hello GeminiSailor,

I'm new to the forum and l'm researching boats to buy. I noticed that you mentioned working for New Bombay Trading Co. Could you tell me or send me some information on the Pilothouse 31? Maybe in contrast to the Rawson Pilothouse 30. Any thing you can tell me will be helpful. Ultimately my goal is to live aboard and cruise at least locally if not coastal. Thanks in advance!

Lee
Hi Rex and welcome to the forum. Although not comments specifically about the pilot house version, there is some discussion here that may be of use. http://www.sailnet.com/forums/orphan...pper-31-a.html

Good luck on your vessel search.
11-20-2014 03:13 PM
Rexorp
Re: Help Needed With New Bombay Co. 44 History

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Originally Posted by GeminiSailor View Post
To the original poster, I worked at New Bombay Trading Company and was also a dealer for a short while in the late 70's. I have some literature on the Explorer, including brochure, price list, and a few drawings. Would be glad to scan and forward them to you if you still have the vessel and are interested.
Hello GeminiSailor,

I'm new to the forum and l'm researching boats to buy. I noticed that you mentioned working for New Bombay Trading Co. Could you tell me or send me some information on the Pilothouse 31? Maybe in contrast to the Rawson Pilothouse 30. Any thing you can tell me will be helpful. Ultimately my goal is to live aboard and cruise at least locally if not coastal. Thanks in advance!

Lee
01-23-2013 06:37 PM
TQA
Re: Help Needed With New Bombay Co. 44 History

Yers I still have the Explorer and am still pinching my self on the find as she suits me down to the ground.

I would love to have the additional literature. I will send you my email address in a PM.
01-23-2013 11:56 AM
GeminiSailor
Re: Help Needed With New Bombay Co. 44 History

To the original poster, I worked at New Bombay Trading Company and was also a dealer for a short while in the late 70's. I have some literature on the Explorer, including brochure, price list, and a few drawings. Would be glad to scan and forward them to you if you still have the vessel and are interested.
12-27-2012 11:01 AM
nicebrowns
Re: Help Needed With New Bombay Co. 44 History

The Maurice G. Declercq you inquired about is my father. He is the designer of your boat and of the Winchtailer. He is also the designer of the Offshore 36 and the Flying Buffalo. Born in 1918 to Belgian immigrants, Declercq was an engineer from the Detroit area. The prototypes of his boats were designed and built for his personal use. The Flying Buffalo was one of the winningest boats in the Great Lakes in the Mackinac races and the Mills Cup, in particular. The Spirit of Michigan, the prototype for your boat was built for the Canada's Cup series. Declercq retired to St. Petersburg, Fla., where he died a few years ago.
07-08-2010 09:52 PM
TQA I think you have cracked the Canadian connection for me.

The interior is different which I expected but the hulls look identical.

Thank you for the help. I am in the Grenadines at the moment and will see if Solitude is about.

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07-08-2010 01:20 PM
sonosail
Explorer 44 Info.

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Originally Posted by TQA View Post
I am the happy owner of a New Bombay Trading Company Explorer 44 and would like to find out a little more about the design's history.

What I know so far

It was built in 1978 in Key Largo Florida.

The New Bombay Trading Company was owned by Ross James and Chris Petty.

I believe they may have bought the hull mould for the Explorer 44 from a Canadian Company.


The hull mould may have been for an IOR racer.

The designer is given as Maurice DeClercq. Now I don't know if he was the Canadian hull mould designer or the designer of the interior.

Any information or leads would be appreciated. Especially to Canada and what the boat might have been called there or which boatyard built it.

My boats name is Elephants Child and I too have "saitable curiosity"
While looking for information on Maurice DeCercq, I discovered this link:About S/Y Solitude - CALBO.DK The Stillson 44 looks suspiciously similar to your boat. Based on Canada's Cup racer 'The Spirit of Michigan'. See what you think. I left a message to this guy, but haven't heard back.
A somewhat interesting aside: Maurice DeClercq was holder of several patents for the self-tailing winch. (or a man with the same name, which seems unlikely)
07-05-2010 10:21 PM
TQA Thats the one.
07-05-2010 09:42 PM
tomwatt BOMBAY EXPLORER 44 Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com
This little guy?
07-05-2010 06:13 PM
TQA
Help Needed With New Bombay Co. 44 History

I am the happy owner of a New Bombay Trading Company Explorer 44 and would like to find out a little more about the design's history.

What I know so far

It was built in 1978 in Key Largo Florida.

The New Bombay Trading Company was owned by Ross James and Chris Petty.

I believe they may have bought the hull mould for the Explorer 44 from a Canadian Company.

The hull mould may have been for an IOR racer.

The designer is given as Maurice DeClercq. Now I don't know if he was the Canadian hull mould designer or the designer of the interior.

Any information or leads would be appreciated. Especially to Canada and what the boat might have been called there or which boatyard built it.

My boats name is Elephants Child and I too have "saitable curiosity"

 
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