In 1935 the firm of A H Moody & Son of Swanwick Shore on the River Hamble launched the first of the many yachts they would subsequently build. Present at the launching of the Bermudian Yawl, ‘Vindilis’ was the man who had commissioned her to his own design and use, Dr . T Harrison Butler AINA. A year later Moodys built another yacht to the same design for Ronald Pemberton of London using the same frames, moulds and templates as ‘Vindilis’ this was the yacht ‘Lindy 11’
Carvel planked in pitch-pine full length one and a half inch thick, copper fastened to one and a quarter inch steam bent oak timbers. Forged bronze floors, abundance of hanging and lodging knees. Substantial beam-shelf, stringers and horn timbers. Solid inch thich teak laid deck. Teak cabin and coachrook coamings, teak brightwork. Long 1.8 ton lead ballast keel, spoon bow, counter stern, round bilges.
Fo’c’sle with two full length port and starboard berths, fore hatch, chain locker and athwartships bulkhead with access to: Saloon, two generous settee berths, Harrison Butler patent folding table which collapses into the cabin sole, illustrated by the last three images. Heads compartment with recent marine wc. Galley with stainless steel sink unit having pantry and crockery lockers below. Navigation area / chart table, VHF radio, GPS, Chart Plotter, Compass, Sounder, Distance/Speed Log, Solent Charts. Deep aft cockpit with locker seats, stern lazarette and tiller steering.
15hp Yanmar two cylinder diesel auxiliary (about 1990) Two batteries.
Keel stepped solid timber main mast (30ft.) 13ft boom, 8ft bowsprit, timber mizzen mast, set of four sails of various age and condition.
Inventory: Main and bower anchors, mooring and cockpit covers, dodgers, beaching legs, two bilge pumps, fenders and warps, flares.
Recent Work Includes: Renewed all anchor chain, renewed both mast rings, renewed all standing rigging with 7mm stainless. Renewed all deck caulking with sikaflex. Renewed stanchion bolts with stainless, replaced rudder, overhauled engine, new injectors, navigation gear and radio replaced.
‘Lindy 11’ is one of the most well known of all Harrison Butler designed yachts being the sister ship to THB’s own ‘Vindilis’ which recently returned to the Solent after restoration in Scotland. The rare HB eliptical counter stern and yawl rig make for a very attractive yacht with a lovely sweeping sheer and well balanced on all points of sailing.
‘Lindy 11’ featured in the BBC Under Sail Program and was the subject of a Yachting Monthly article in June 1989. Definately one to recommend and a rare opportunity on the open market.
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