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089 Camellia of Rhu

Camellia of RhuCamellia of Rhu is an I. C/R 8 metre cruiser-racing yacht designed by James McGruer A.M.R.I.N.A, and built by McGruer and Co Ltd of Clynder in 1959, yard no. 590 to Lloyds 100 A1, sail no. "K9", british registration no. 300497. She was built for a T. Campbell Lawson and his wife Elsa, Campbell Lawson was a Glasgow Chartered Accountant and the couple lived in Hill House, Helensburgh - a Charles Rennie Mackintosh house. He was an eminent Clyde helmsman in his day and had a Dragon before Camellia.

Camellia of RhuMay 2008
I purchased Camellia from a Douglas Yates and a Christopher Perks Baldwin in January 2006, having first viewed her whilst lying ashore in a shed in the Morbihan Gulf, Brittany, France in late 2005. She was transported by low-loader to Norfolk where she underwent a complete restoration, renewing 356ft of honduras mahogany planking, fitting new bronze floors and stainless steel fuel and water tanks. She was moved to her present mooring at Itchenor Reach, Chichester Harbour in 2007. A new volvo penta D1-20B engine was fitted in 2008. She is now in as good a condition as she was when commissioned in 1959 and receives numerous compliments from those who see her.

 

 

Yacht Description

Owner:

Bryan Robinson

Designer:

James McGruer

Class:

I.C/R 8 Metre

Year Designed:

1959

Year Built:

1959

Builder:

McGruers & Co Ltd



LOA:

12.8 m

42 ft

LOD:

12.8 m

42 ft

Beam:

2.79 m

9.2 ft

Draft:

1.88 m

6.2 ft

LWL:

8.3 m

27.3 ft

LOD/LWL Ratio:

1.54

Displacement:

11 Tonnes

Thames Measurement:

-

Hull Material:

Honduras Mahogany

Hull Construction:

Carvel Laid Planking

Hull Frames:

Laminated Mahogany

Rudder:

Keel Hung

Sail Material:

Terylene

Deck & Superstructure:

Teak

Superstructure Profile:

Coach Roof with Raised Doghouse aft

Interior:

Traditional Cruising Layour, Varnished Mahogany

Steering:

Tiller

Transom:

Truncated Counter

Rig:

7/8 Sloop

Engine Make:

Volvo Penta D1-20B

Engine HP:

18

Engine Mounted:

May 2008

Propeller:

Maxi

Propeller Blades:

2x14" Diameter

Mast Material:

Alloy

Mast Configuration:

1 Spreaders

Keel Configuration:

Long

Keel Material:

Lead