Certificate no 2890
Status Registered


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


Builder Berthon Boat Co Ltd, Lymington
Built in 1938
Hull material Wood
Rig Bermudan Cutter
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
36.67 feet (11.18 m)
Breadth: Beam
9.58 feet (2.92 m)
5.50 feet (1.68 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


GREY SEAL was built by Berthons of Lymington in 1938 and is a yacht of teak and oak construction with  a Beta 43hp diesel engine. She is of the 12 ton Gauntlet class. Her fourth owner, Leonard Howarth kept her for 65 years. She has been kept under cover every year for the last 40 years and has never had a rebuild.

Key dates

  • 1938

    Built by Berthons, Lymington

  • 1938

    First owner Oliver Hook

  • 1946

    sold to Arthur Rundell Guiness

  • 1950

    Sold to Leonard Haworth

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