- 1939 - 1946 Mi' Lady
- 1946 - 1962 Amanda
Herbert Woods, the owner of the largest boatyard on the Norfolk Broads at that time, built EVENING FLIGHT for his personal use. She was to be his last large Broads sailing cruiser and was launched in 1939 under the name MI’LADY. She is arguably his prettiest vessel and the crack yacht of her day. She is the only large Broads sailing cruiser not to have been ‘improved’ and the influence of Uffa Fox on the three times diamond rigged fifty foot mast is apparent. EVENING FLIGHT has always been a private Broads yacht, barring a short period during the Second World War when she was used by her owner at Bourne End.
Classic Boat: Non-stop conservation at Excelsior Yard, February Edition 273, 2011
Built by Herbert Woods of Broads Haven, Potter Heigham, Norfolk as a Sailing Cruiser to replace ‘Ladybird’. Named ‘MiLady’ and raced in Oulton Week and sold to Mr Simmons of Simmons Air Fastenings Ltd.
Acquired by John and Joey Arrow of London as a Faster replacement for their previous Broads cruiser ‘Forester’ and renamed ‘Amanda’
Sold to present owner and he carried out extensive maintenance work
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