- 1935 Sunflower II
ARDEOLA is a motor yacht built by James Silver at Rosneath in 1935. She was designed by John Bain as one of the Brown Owl II Class. Her hull is carvel built of teak on oak. She has a pointed bow and a raked straight stem with a cruiser stern. Her one deck has two timber masts for steadying sails only. The current engines are twin inboard Cummins diesels, model 4B3.9, with four cylinders and seventy horsepower. ARDEOLA served in the Second World War with the Royal Navy at Scapa Flow. Her hull underwent major renovation in 1995, along with the stem, three planks and the hoodends. The decks were also re-caulked and refastened.
Launched as Sunflower II She took the Gold medal in her class at the annual International Cruise to Brussels
Taken up by the Royal Navy and served as a work/mail boat in Scapa Flow
Acquired by a Clyde yachtsman and extensively rebuilt by Fairlies Yard of Rosneath
Acquired by Hughie Green She was re-engined and fitted with an early Decca Radar
Based at Limehouse
Based on the River Dart
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