There is no reason to doubt that there were at least 70 "Status" built as we inherited the moulds in the early 80s and the moulds had had a lot of boats taken off them when we received them,so they were revamped and a new interior conceived and built.
I cannot remember exactly how many we built over the next 5 years but it would have been close to 40, so 70 boats would be close to the mark in 1988 when Timpenny Yachts took over production again.
Most of the second hand boats on the market of late were built on the origonal moulds easly detected because of the lack of seating in the cockpit.
Sorry to inform you, but my father's Status was sail number was 71. He sold to guy in Mornington. There were a few being sailed down there. I've regretted him selling it ever since. My dad bought just the hull from Rob and fitted it out himself in about 1980.