"Irish in design, Irish in material, Irish built."
"Stiff and handy little boats."
"Dry and comfortable for taking ladies out for a sail in
"Halyards through the deck, like the half-raters".
"Colleens have won the hearts of every yachtsman in the
Bay. Class will probably be 12 strong in 1898."
"Of course, these little vessels will not be as pretty as
a carvel built 18 footer, but they will look exceedingly well
when the clinker hull is hidden by the distance." [Ironic,
now we love the clinker lines!]
"Live weight of 30 stone (in the boats)."
"Good seaboats with an abundance of stability."