Vagabond

built 1937 by Saunders Roe, Cowes, Isle of Wight


1560

Archived


Leisure Craft

Yacht


Unknown


Private use

Unknown


Overseas Watch List


No

No


16/05/1999

03/03/2015




Propulsion

Motor

Diesel


None

None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

10.98 feet (3.35 metres)


43.05 feet (13.13 metres)

5.54 feet (1.69 metres)


0.00


History

VAGABOND is a wooden twin screw pleasure yacht, built by Saunders-Roe Ltd. at Cowes in 1937. She was registered at Cowes and her official number is 164825. She is made of teak on rock elm frames and has twin steering positions. She entered service on 3 May 1937. Prior to 1995, she was owned by Helen Jane Morris of 2 Cannon Hill Gardens, Shrivenham, Wiltshire and was extensively rebuilt in the 1990s with new beam shelves, deck beams, laid decks, s/s tanks etc. She currently has an internal combustion engine, with 104 kilowatts, made by the Gray Marine Motor Co. Her hull was faired and repainted in 2006, the wheel house roof was epoxy sheathed and all points were addressed on a full survey.

After 2007, under new ownership, VAGABOND underwent a comprehensive refit.  She was located at Port Solent Marina. Source: previous owner, July 2014.

VAGABOND is currently located in Norway under new ownership. Source: owner, March 2015.

Key dates

  1. 1937 Wooden twin screw pleasure yacht built for Captain Hubert Board MBE AFC by Saunders Roe Ltd at Cowes
  2. 1937 First service 3 May 1937
  3. 1980s Owned by Helen Jane Morris of Shrivenham, Wilts until 1995
  4. 1990s Extensively rebuilt with new beam shelves, deck beams, laid decks, s/s tanks etc
  5. 2007 Up for sale in Michael Dennett's boatyard on the Thames in a fairly poor condition
  6. 2012 Purchased by Iain McInnes and comprehensive refit undertaken
  7. 2014 Located in Port Solent Marina with plans to move to Portsmouth Harbour
  8. 2015 In new ownership and based in Norway
If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

copper fastened:

a vessel whose plank fastenings are of copper rather than iron