Certificate no 2880
Status Registered


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


Builder Hillyard, David, Littlehampton
Built in 1965
Hull material Wood
Rig Bermudan Ketch
Number of decks
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
42.00 feet (12.80 m)
Breadth: Beam
11.58 feet (3.53 m)
5.50 feet (1.68 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


WENDY WOO is a Bermudan Ketch of mahogany carvel construction with a Beta 75 diesel engine and was built by David Hillyard of Littlehampton in1965. Owned for 15 years by Sir David and Lady Mary Mansell Lewis and used for extensive cruising and as a sail training vessel.

A Trans Atlantic circuit voyage was undertaken in the 1970s and a  major restoration was undertaken in 2011-2014

Key dates

  • 1965

    Built by David Hillyard of Littlehampton

  • 1970s

    Transatlantic circuit voyage

  • 2011/2014

    Major restoration including new engine

  • 2017

    Purchased from Nicholas Gray by Marianne Dissard

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