Registration number 3809
Status Registered

Previous names

  • 1973 - 1996 SEQUOIAH
  • 1996 - 2006 LADY PAMELA J
  • 2006 - 2024 SEQUOIAH


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


Builder Hillyard, David, Littlehampton
Built in 1973
Hull material Wood
Rig Ketch
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Sail
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


5.68 feet (1.73m)
Breadth: Beam
10.17 feet (3.10m)
Air Draft
45.93 feet (14.00m)
Length: Overall
37.34 feet (11.38m)
Tonnage: Gross


SEQUOIAH was built in 1973 by David Hillyard of Littlehampton for the Atkins family of Bristol. She is of iroko on oak build. Launched as a sloop with provision for retrofitting as a ketch, which was implemented early in the vessel's life. One of the last 12/13 ton Hillyards built, not quite a standard 12/13 tonner as she has a strong sheer and is more heavily framed than the standard model. Also, the cabin soles aft, in saloon and up forward were built lower than the norm to create additional headroom for unusually tall members of the Atkins family. Sold to the Cooper family of Plymouth in 1996 and renamed LADY PAMELA. 

Vessel reverted to original name in 2006 when sold to yacht designer Allen Clarke and partner Katherine Jennings of Stoke Fleming, Devon. Current owner bought the vessel mid 2011 and remains SEQUOIAH'S owner. She remains largely as built with only minor modifications, chiefly accommodation-related. She remains as conceived, a comfortable, weatherly, fast and safe ship, and attracts attention wherever she goes. Her home cruising ground is the West Coast of Scotland.

Key dates

  • 1973-09-19 Sequoiah - official number 361165 - receives her British Tonnage Certificate, therefore formally marking the start of her life

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