HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:
Naida was one of a number of yachts built during the 1930’s to Dr. T Harrison Butler’s ‘Askadil’ design, a proven long distance cruising yacht with sisterships having sailed thousands of sea miles including Atlantic crossings.
Little is know of Naida early history although she has been recognised and authenticated by the Harrison Butler Association and the late President, O Joan Jardine Brown. Naida was built by Norfolk boat-builder Kenneth Ernest Newton in Cley Next Sea just before the Second World War for a local farmer. Newton was well known as a motor and sailing yacht builder and for the Uffa Fox designed Blakney One Design.
Carvel pitch-pine hull copper fastened to steam bent timbers. Oak centre-line, sheathed decks, teak cabin coamings and deep HB style cockpit.
Yanmar 2Qm15 twin cylinder 15 hp diesel engine, raw water cooled with a Kanzaaki gearbox driving a 3 bladed propeller.
Cutter rigged with a deck-stepped mast mounted in a wooden tabernacle.
Timber mast, bowsprit and boom. Two bronze winches mounted on the mast.
Stainless rigging with running back stays and levers, twin back stays.
Main sail and two head sails.
The accommodation which has the original oak panelled interior is arranged in two cabins comprising two settee berths in the main cabin, and two cot type fold away berths in the forward cabin.
Main cabin has a Pascall Atkey stainless steel charcoal heater.
There are two gimballed bulk head oil lamps.
A recent Lavac sea toilet is installed in the forward cabin mid ships.
The galley is situated to either side of the companionway with a sink to port and a cooker to starboard. The stainless steel sink is supplied with cold water via a manual pump.
Navigation equipment includes:
Kelvin Hughes Husun 65 VHF radio.
Seafix radio direction finder.
Seafarer 3 echo sounder.
Hand bearing compass.
Period gimballed Sestral main compass.
Simpson Lawrence windlass.
Bronze sail winches.
Bronze cleats and fairleads.
Fishermans anchor and chain.
Ensign staff and ensign
Spray hood and frame.
New whale bilge pump.
Warps, fenders, boat hook.
New automatic bilge pump and float switch.
A rare opportunity to acquire one of the desirable larger yachts by the Metacentroid designer THB. Naida has a remarkably original interior and recent boat-yard work and total re-fit makes this a very desirable vessel.
Black & White image of the builder Kenneth Newton aboard just prior to launching in 1939.
Part Exchanged considered for any type of sailing or motor yacht of lower value or classic car
Images November 2013
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