Certificate no 2656
Status Registered


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


Builder Unknown
Built in 1937
Hull material Iron
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
37.99 feet (11.58 m)
Breadth: Beam
10.40 feet (3.17 m)
3.97 feet (1.21 m)
Air Draft
6.89 feet (2.10 m)
Tonnage: Gross


WIMA is a motor sailing yacht built in Holland in 1937.First owned by Mrs B Pinch until 1939 when the vessel was owned by the Ministry of Water Transport and used for river emergency services, auxiliary patrol and mine watching during the Second World War.

The vessel was released in 1945 and sold back to her original owner in 1946 and passed through four ownerships before being acquired by her present owner in 2006.

Key dates

  • 1937

    Built in Holland, builder unknown

  • 1939/1941

    Acquired by the Ministry of Water Transport

  • 1941/1946

    Compulsorily acquired by the Royal Navy for war service

  • 1946/1949

    Returned to original owner, Mrs B Pinch

  • 1949/1958

    Owned by George  A Ferguson, Rochester

  • 1958/1959

    Owned by  Revd J J McDonnell, Hartlepool

  • 1959/1974

    Owned by Mrs  K Loyst, London and South Devon

  • 1974-1998

    Owned by Mr & Mrs Graham & Susan Adams, Twickenham

  • 1998-2006

    Owned by Susan May Sumner - remarried (Susan Makwana), Twickenham

  • 2006

    Acquired by current owner

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