Harrison Butler Cyclone II Bermudan cutter

Built 1929 at Anderson, Rigden & Perkins, the last of Whitstable's boatyards to close its gates, to a design by Dr T. Harrison Butler. This 7-tonner was sixty years in the ownership of the Russell family. She was a live-aboard yacht in Cheshire until 2005. No mast or engine.

Overall Length: 25ft 6in 7.77m Waterline: 22ft 6in 6.85m
Beam: 9ft 1in 2.76m Draught: 4ft 6in 1.37m
Displacement: Designer: T. Harrison Butler MD

Built in the Thames barge building yard on the beach at Whitstable,Kent, between 1927 and 1929 for GBP 240.00, wthout sails, for Mr Thomas Russell, gentleman, of Cold Ash, Berkshire. Registered August 1929. Inherited by Miss Agnes Russell in 1936. Miss Russell served with the Womens Royal Naval Service in 1939, teaching small boat handling to junior WRNS and served in the 1940 Dunkirk Evacuation. After the war she was harbourmaster at Newton Ferrers and a noted teacher of sailing. In 1970 she was sold to Palatiano "Pat" Russell owner of boatyards at Hythe and on the Beaulieu River. When he sold her in 1987, she had been sixty years in the Russell family. She has recently been transported from her mooring at Northwich, Cheshire, to storage on the hard at the fully-equipped Douglas Boatyard, at Hesketh Bank, near Preston, Lancashire GB.

ARDGLASS is offered for a quick sale to ensure that she continues to get the care that has always been lavished on her. She is a fine example of a Cyclone II, one of the rarer of the classic yachts designs of Dr. Thomas Harrison Butler, MA, DM(Oxon), FRCS (Eng-Honorary), AINA (Honorary) 1871 - 1945. He was an ophthalmologist, an amateur yachtsman, self-taught yacht designer and a strong believer in the use of the "metacentric shelf formula" to achieve good balance and handling under sail. The theory is now regarded as irrelevant, but when it was applied by Dr. Harrison Butler it produced famously sweet-handling yachts, in an age when the norm was to have heavy weather helm when reaching and heeled. His most famous yachts were the 52 "Z" Zyklon 4-tonners. Lying Hesketh Bank, Preston GB. Crane and road transport available.

GBP 4,000

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Please note: in this case we are acting as brokers only. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. Particulars do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and, where appropriate, at his own expense employ a qualified marine surveyor to undertake a survey and, if necessary, to undertake an engine test. Offered for sale subject to being unsold.