The last wherry to be built for the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads. ARDEA is a Pleasure wherry. 1927 – designed and built by Leo Robinson Oulton Broad, Lowestoft for Howard Hollingworth. Built in teak 1934 - sold to Cdr R G Lock. She was later sold to Lady Flora and again in 1960 by Joy Dunkerley and taken to Paris. ARDEA was impounded by the French Authorities in the early 1970's after being bought by a Parisian Madame. Philippe Rouff paid of the debt and sold her to Philip Davies and returned to the Broads. She was restored to a sailing condition by a local builder.
In 2015, ARDEA was bought by Andrew Scull with agreement for her to be used for charter by Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust. She is one of only eight remaining wherries. ARDEA has a diesel engine and electric engine but is primarily a sailing vessel which is hope she is generally used on the Broads
1927 – designed and built by Leo Robinson Oulton Broad, Lowestoft for Howard Hollingworth.
Sold to Cdr R G Lock
Sold to Lady Flora Conway-Cunliffe
Sold to Harold and Joy Dunkerley and taken to Paris
Bought by Philippe Rouff after being impounded by the French Authorities
Returns to the Broads
Bought by current owner
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