Previous names

  • 1960 - 1980 Woden
  • 1980 Crysalis
Certificate no 1973
Status Archived


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Tender
Location NONE
Vessel type Seaplane Tender
Archive reason Disposed
Current use None
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Walton Yacht & Launch, Walton-on-Thames
Built in 1935
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
9.60 feet (2.93 m)
2.00 feet (0.61 m)
Length: Overall
40.00 feet (12.20 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



FLY BY WIRE is most likely a 40' Narrow Beam Seaplane Tender, dating from just before the Second World War. She was well known around the Truro/Penryn area of Cornwall, having been used as a house-boat for thirty years or more.

Before being converted to a houseboat, she was used as a shark fishing boat our of Falmouth and before that, was owned by Richard Dimbleby.

Although this vessel has been disposed,we are lacking information in order to update her record. If you have any past information, please contact us.

Key dates

  • 1935

    Vessel built by Walton Yacht & Launch in Walton-on-Thames

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