Norada

Norfolk Wherry Yacht built 1912 by Collins, Ernest & Sons (Wroxham) Ltd, Wroxham

Designated ensign Designated house flag

487

Registered


Leisure Craft

Yacht


Norfolk Wherry Yacht

Wroxham


Ongoing conservation

Chartering


Yes

Yes


21/06/1996

20/03/2014


Web site

www.wherryyachtcharter.org

Gallery


Propulsion

Sail

Electric


None

None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

12.00 feet (3.68 metres)


49.67 feet (15.15 metres)

3.74 feet (1.12 metres)


15.00


History

Built in 1912 by Ernest Collins at Wroxham, NORADA is a wherry yacht of wooden construction. Her current engine is a BMC Morris Vedette and she is rigged as a single masted wherry.  She was built for use as a charter vessel on the rivers of Eastern England and has been maintained in active service based at Wroxham.

She was used for charter until 1950 when she was sold to Mr Andrews who renamed her LADY EDITH.  Sold again in 1964 to Barney Matthews, she had an extensive restoration between 1972 and 1982 and in 1984 became a charter vessel once more.  As part of her 75th anniversary celebration in 1987 she reverted to her original name.  In 2006 she was purchased by the Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust with grant aid from the Heritage Lottery Fund and has been undergoing restoration with a re-launch date in July 2012, when she will be available for Charter.

Norman J Brouwer, International Register of Historic Ships (Edition 2, 1993, pp164) pub: Anthony Nelson
Peter J A Bowers, Norfolk Wherries (1994) pub: Norfolk Broads Authority
Classic Boat (April , 2014, pp31-36) Three of a Kind - Meet White Moth, Olive and Norada
Classic Boat (October, 2012, pp19) Centenerians - Norada 1912: Wherry interesting
Classic Boat (June, 2005) Barge and Wherries share �1 million HLF bid
The Wherry Around the Wherry Sheds (2000)

Previous names

  1. 1950 – 1964Lady Edith

Subsequent Developments

  1. December 2009 Re-launched after full restoration July 2009. Currently awaiting an internal restoration and fitting out. Source: Sheena McKean, Administrator, Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust
  2. May 2011 A new permanent home was opened on the 19th April at Barton House in Wroxham. The building, part of a £1.5 million project, provides a base for undercover, year-round restoration and maintenance, and includes a workshop, office, storage and archive room. Source: Classic Boat magazine
  3. 8 July 2012 Vessel relaunched at Salthouse Broad: Source: Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust, July 2012
  4. May 2013 Vessel visited by NHS-UK team. Source: National Historic Ships UK

Bibliography

  1. 1993 International Register of Historic Ships - Brouwer, Norman J
  2. 1994 Norfolk Wherries - Bowers, Peter J A
  3. 2000 The Wherry Around the Wherry Sheds
  4. 2005 Classic Boat Barge and Wherries share £1 million HLF bid
  5. 2012 Classic Boat Centenerians - Norada 1912: Wherry interesting
  6. 2014 Classic Boat Three of a Kind - Meet White Moth, Olive and Norada
If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

keel bar:

metal bar forming the keel of a metal vessel