Registration number 2339
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Cowes
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No


Builder Berthon Boat Co Ltd, Lymington
Built in 1924
Hull material Wood
Rig Sloop
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Sail
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
7.60 feet (2.32m)
5.10 feet (1.56m)
Length: Overall
34.50 feet (10.52m)


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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