Certificate no 2859
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Hayling Island
Vessel type Motor Yacht
Current use Private use
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes
Info required No
Web address http://risga.net/


Builder British Marine Motor & Launch Co.Ltd., Glasgow
Built in 1925
Hull material Wood
Rig Gaff Ketch
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 2
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
52.00 feet (15.85 m)
Breadth: Beam
12.50 feet (3.81 m)
4.50 feet (1.37 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


RISGA is a motor yacht of pitch pine carvel construction with twin Lister JPM3 diesel engines.She was built in 1925 by the British Marine Motor & Launch Co.Limited of Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow,

The vessel was built for Mr Kenneth Clark, the inventor of the mechanised cotton reel, and was used to ferry him to and from his island. Later it was used as a pilot boat on the Clyde and then on the Gloucester Canal as a ferry..

RISGA is nearing the end of a 15 year restoration project and is based at Hayling Island, Hampshire.

Key dates

  • 1925

    Built by British Marine Motor & Launch Co.Ltd, Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow

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