Certificate no 2325
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Gosport
Vessel type Yawl
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Newman, R A & Sons Ltd, Poole
Built in 1960
Hull material Wood
Rig Bermudan Yawl
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Sail
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
9.60 feet (2.93 m)
4.60 feet (1.40 m)
Length: Overall
34.60 feet (10.55 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



CAPREOLUS is a Bermudan yawl of carvel construction, mahogany on oak with a Beta Marine diesel engine. She was built by R A Newman & Sons of Hamworthy, Poole for Sir John Power Bt. to a design that was inspired by the famous Sparkman and Stephens yacht FINESTERRE. In 1966 she passed into the ownership of Major D V Bonsor who was a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron and therefore wore the white ensign for the next ten years. In 1986 she was bought by 2 brothers who made considerable efforts to bring her back to a good condition but in 2002 she was sold again and allowed to fall into neglect. She was bought in 2008 by her present owner and is now undergoing a full restoration.

Key dates

  • 1960

    Built by R A Newman of Poole

  • 2008

    Full restoration undertaken

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