Soleil d'Or

built 1956 by Curtis & Pape, Looe

Designated ensign Designated house flag

2106

Registered


Service Vessel

Tender


Falmouth


Private use

Private: operating


No

No


27/05/2008

08/12/2015



Gallery


Propulsion

Motor

Inboard diesel


1956

None


None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

11.00 feet (3.35 metres)


42.10 feet (12.84 metres)

4.00 feet (1.22 metres)


0.00


History

Built in 1956 by Frank Curtis and Pape Bros of Looe, Cornwall, SOLEIL D'OR is a passenger vessel which was built for the Dorrien Smith family, owners of Tresco in the Isles of Scilly and used as a tender. She is of carvel timber construction with a Gardner 4LW diesel engine of 48 bhp. She was sold in 1979 and laid up on the River Medway; sold again and sailed to Runcorn via Hull and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. She was then laid up and sold in 1980 to her present owner. After repairs she was based in Liverpool as a passenger vessel/private yacht. She was moved to Cardiff in 1998 and in May 2008 completed a major 5 year rebuild to original plans as far as possible. SOLEIL D'OR was used by royalty when they visited Tresco.

If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

hawse eye:

tubular metal fitting in the bows of a vessel through which the anchor cable passes