WELL known classic boat Skylark IX and Vic 32 (Vital Spark) almost have something in common. The former has a new home, the latter is on the lookout for one.

Skylark was one of the Little Ships fleet that rescued allied troops from the Dunkirk Beach in the early days of World War Two.

Following a number of decades as a passenger cruiser on Loch Lomond, she fell into disrepair and, in 2010 sank at her mooring. An appeal by Royal Navy veterans saw her duly raised and now, after restoration and thanks to an award of £404,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Skylark will be housed in the Scottish Maritime Museum at Irvine, Ayrshire.

Vic 32 on the other hand, is up for sale with a £95,000 price tag. Well known as a harbour berthed landmark in Inverary, the traditional puffer is the world’s last privately owned working example of the genre made famous as the centrepiece of Neil Munro’s tales of Para Handy.