HISTORY & DESCRIPTION:
Papillon is an extremely original fully authenticated Dunkirk Little Ship built in 1930 by Harris Boat-Builders in Burnham on Crouch as an auxiliary East Coast sloop, setting 387sq. ft. sail, with a ladies aft stateroom for F S Myth of Grays Inn, London a member of the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club.
Papillon was taken to Dunkirk on 1st June 1940 by a civilian crew and thereafter remained in service with the RN until 1946.
Pitch-pine on oak hull, teak superstructure and re-built wheelhouse (2011) Long keel, round bilges and transom stern.
Accommodation for four / five in two cabins.
42hp Isuzu diesel engines installed in 2010, about 650 hours per engine. Reliable and economical and fitted forward of the wheelhouse.
Full navigation and VHF fitted.
Classic Yacht Brokerage have known Papillon for over twenty years, during that time she has been well maintained in long ownership regularly attending ADLS events and Classic Regattas. She has been cruised widely including Ostend, Amsterdam and crossings to Dunkirk. We should have no hesitation in recommending this Little Ship which offers a rare opportunity to become a custodian of our maritime history.
Guide Price: SOLD
Viewing: Through the brokers – 01905-356482 / 07949-095075