MAGYAR was the very last private motor cruiser built by Saunders Roe of Cowes, Isle of Wight, built in 1938/9 and sold to Squadron Leader by R.J.A Ford just on the eve of Second World War.
She is an extremely high quality 'Gentleman's Motor Yacht' and represents the finest of her type available before the war.
The vessel is of carvel construction with a hull of Burma teak on rock elm timbers with upperworks and deck also in Burma teak. Her interior is panelled in 'polished Austrian oak' and she was originally equipped with twin 6 cylinder Gray petrol engines. The vessel was commandeered and compulsorily acquired in 1942 and used for miscellaneous naval duties, based at Portsmouth. She was returned to her original owner after the war.
Sold by Ford at some time between 1954 and 1963 she passed through several ownerships until found being used as a houseboat in the South of France and purchased by her present owner in February 2014.
MAGYAR has just undergone a complete rebuild between 2014 and 2018 at Harbour Marine Services in Southwold, Suffolk and is now based near Henley on Thames for 2019 where she is available for charter. Please see www.classiccruising.co.uk for details.
Built by Saunders Roe of Cowes Isle of Wight
Sold to her first owner, Squadron Leader R.J.A Ford
Commandeered for war service
Returned to her original owner
Owned by Co. T.G.Wilkinson
Owned by T.T Curry
Owned by J.Wallrock
Owned by B.Macey
Owned by M.Lamaison and B.Delmas
Purchased by current owner
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