Capreolus

Yawl built 1960 by Newman, R A & Sons Ltd, Poole

Designated ensign Designated house flag

2325

Registered


Leisure Craft

Yacht


Yawl

Gosport


Private use

Operating


No

No


22/01/2010

04/10/2011



Gallery


Propulsion

Sail

Inboard diesel


2003

None


None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

9.60 feet (2.93 metres)


34.60 feet (10.55 metres)

4.60 feet (1.40 metres)


0.00


History

CAPREOLUS is a Bermudan yawl of carvel construction, mahogany on oak with a Beta Marine diesel engine. She was built by R A Newman & Sons of Hamworthy, Poole for Sir John Power Bt. to a design that was inspired by the famous Sparkman and Stephens yacht FINESTERRE. In 1966 she passed into the ownership of Major D V Bonsor who was a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron and therefore wore the white ensign for the next ten years. In 1986 she was bought by 2 brothers who made considerable efforts to bring her back to a good condition but in 2002 she was sold again and allowed to fall into neglect. She was bought in 2008 by her present owner and is now undergoing a full restoration.

Subsequent developments

October 2011
Capreolus was relaunched in June 2011 after a two and a half year restoration taking 3,500 man hours.
Source: Current owner

Key dates

  1. 1960

    Built by R A Newman of Poole

  2. 2008

    Full restoration undertaken

If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

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