HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:
Lady Sybil H, built in 1932 by Harland & Wolff Shipyard, Belfast, of worldwide fame as builders of the Ocean Liner RMS Titanic.
The RAF Pinnaces, of which only a handful have survived, were designed to be used to rescue airmen and pilots from planes that had ditched in the sea. Lady Sybil H saw active service during World War 11 and remarkably her war-time log books survive, these will be passed on to the new owners.
Listed on the Register of Historic Ships.
Registered Number: 169542 Port of Registry: Cardiff
Lady Sybil H was discharged from service in 1946 and professionally converted to a private motor-yacht for Edwin Hinds. After some years in Cardiff Bay the previous owner’s grandfather bought the boat in 1955 and moved her on to the non-tidal River Severn. For many years Lady Sybil H was moored at the ‘Blue Flag’ Severn Motor Yacht Club from where the family spent many happy summer holidays sailing to Ilfracombe, Saundersfoot and along the Cornish Coast.
In the 1970’s a 6 cylinder 90hp Leyland Diesel Engine was installed, a marinised 1960’s Tiger Bus engine. Fully overhauled, Summer 2018 and in running order. Morse control.
Double diagonal teak hull on composite iron and oak frames. Oak centre-line and bronze rudder skeg. Original rivited Admiralty superstructure and teak framed aft cabin. £10,000 has been spent on the hull bringing it up to a good standard, all the teak planking is original.
Double Cabin with solid fuel stove, storage, access to chain locker and steps up to Wheelhouse with side deck doors and central helm with a bronze spoked wheel. Spacious deck saloon with access below to engine room and store. Steps aft lead to large fitted kitchen and door to study office which could convert to a second bedroom. Heads / Shower room.
Paloma gas fired instant water heater
Shoreline Eco Fridge
LPG Gas Cooker
Hyundai 3200w Generator
300w Solar System
300w Pure-Sine Inverter
12v Smart Eco 28inch TV
Door Alarm System
Two Multi-Fuel Burners
Classic Yacht Brokerage have known Lady Sybil H for over thirty-five years, during that time she passed through three generations of the same family and practically remained unchanged. In 2013 she was sold by Classic Yacht Brokerage to a well-known sportsman who, over a three year period had the vessel professionally restored and the interior re-fitted as a permanent and comfortable liveaboard. Sold by Classic Yacht Brokerage to the present owner in January 2017, however due to a change of plans LADY SYBIL H is on the market once more. Some exterior cosmetic improvement is presently required reflected in the guide price.
BOAT SAFETY CERTIFICATE to 2022
Contact us for more details, photographs or an appointment to view.
Potential for on-going boatyard mooring in Worcester Yacht Basin if required.
Guide: SOLD – September 2018
Lying: Afloat – Worcestershire
Viewing: Through the agents: Classic Yacht Brokerage 01905-356482