Previous names

  • 1922 Llys-Helig
Certificate no 3535
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Burnham-on-Crouch
Vessel type Motor Yacht
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Thornycroft, J I & Co Ltd, Woolston, Southampton
Built in 1922
Hull material Steel
Number of decks 3
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 2
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type


Breadth: Beam
18.40 feet (5.61 m)
11.17 feet (3.40 m)
Air Draft
To be confirmed
Length: Overall
107.50 feet (32.77 m)
Tonnage: Gross



LLYS-HELIG was built in 1922 for Liverpool Solicitor and businessman W.E. Corlett and owned by him until his death in 1960 aged 94. Heavily modified with additional superstructure in 1960s. Later used as a tender for Pirate Radio Station Radio Caroline and then as a houseboat in Essex. Bought by current owner for restoration and conservation 2018.

One of the oldest Thornycroft boats still in existence.

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Key dates

  • 1922-10-19 Built at J. L. Thornycroft, Woolston, Southampton
  • 2005-06-05 Sank in her moorings in Essex
  • 2017-03-01 Sank in her moorings in Essex
  • 2018-04-13 Bought by current owner

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