23/11/2013 12:55

The Broom Baystars were the flagships of the Emerald Star Boat Renting Company in the 1980-ies.

They were made by british Broom, and sold solely to the Emerald Star as rental boats for the Shannon. Only approx. 20 boats were made.

The model name was Baystar Aquafibre, length 38', beam 12', draft 3', airdraft ?', standard engine Perkins 4236, 80hp, 2800 RPM max.

They are very practical river cruisers, good headroom all through at one level, large side entrance, fitted out with full size cooker, large fridge, two toilets and a bathroom, propeller (pull or push) powered by a 80 hp Perkins diesel via a very efficient hydraulic drive system.

The original cruiser boasted 9 beds and a maximum of 14 people being able to have their dinner in the main lounge at the same time.