KINGFISHER, a motor yacht, was built by James A Silver Ltd, Rosneath, in 1935 and designed by John Bain. She was first registered to Henry Walker Mould, an iron founder of Walsall in Staffordshire, and remained in his ownership until 1962.
Since then, she has had a number of further owners and between 1962 and 1982, she was kept on the Thames. Between 1986 and 1996, she was kept at Exmouth.
In January 2020 it was reported that KINGFISHER was undergoing conservation at Stirling & Son's No.1 Slip, Plymouth, receiving new keel boats and futtock bolts, lead internal ballast, a holding tank, re-installation of her anchor davit at the bow, amongst other work. The conservation work has seen hull and decks restored to as-built condition, with systems and machinery modernised to take on the expectations of the 21st century. It was also reported that the vessel needs to be ready for the Fife Regatta 2021, where she will serve as tender to the 1904 Fife yacht MIKADO. Both yacht and tender will be returning to their birthplace on the Clyde in order to do so.
Classic Boat: No.1 Covered Slip, Plymouth - Little and large at shipbuilding cathedral, February 2020
Vessel built by James A Silver Ltd, Rosneath
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