Grand Panjandrum returns to Fox’s
The Stephen Jones designed, SJ35, Grand Panjandrum has returned to Fox’s Marina & Boatyard, nearly 40 years after she was built and launched here for the Struth family.
Silver Shadow, as she was then called, was built by Fox’s in 1977 and has a cold-moulded hull using 3mm Khaya Veneers, glued with Cascophen Resorcinol glue. She was later renamed Hudd and owned by Terry Green before finding a home with David East who re-named her Miranda.
She was raced extensively on the East Coast before being sold to Gerry Bullard who changed her name to Grand Panjandrum, which she is called to this day.
A few months ago, Roger Perrin, who has a passion for wooden boats and who previously owned the half-tonner, Santa Evita, which was also built by Fox’s in 1979, purchased Grand Panjandrum and has brought her back to Fox’s where she will undergo some annual maintenance work later this year.