SUVRETTA (originally DINAH) was built for G S Burge by Berthon Boat company in 1924 to the design of Jacobs and May as the second of a restricted racer-cruiser class, definitely more racer than cruiser, of 35' overall. Thirty-nine were built and around a third survive today.
She was raced on the Solent in the 1920s and 30s and is recorded as having placed second place in class, with £2 prize money, in the 1937 Royal Southern Centenary Regatta under the ownership of J Sebag-Montefiori.
After WW2 she moved to the Absersoch. She survived a fire before being driven ashore and abandoned in Strangford Lough. She was restored in the early 60s by two brothers and then in 1973 sailed to the Caribbean on a honeymoon cruise by S Davis, who remarkably survived the 1979 Fastnet storm, including being washed overboard, when sailing her back single-handed from the Azores.
Over the period 1996-2008 she was fully rebuilt by A Riva for B van Dyk. She has since competed regularly in UK classic events, winning class and the Concours d'Elegance at the British Classic Yacht Club in 2016 under T Yetman. Since 2020 she has been based in Cowes with her current owners.
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