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28th September 2006


Posted in: LASSCO News
Builder : Lavers of Dartmouth
Year : 1931
Reg No : 136652
Length : 48'
Draught : 4'6"
Beam : 9'6"
After a six year programme of restoration at Dennet's River Thames yard at Chertsey, Dorothea is undergoing trials and is soon to be back in commission.
Acknowledged as one of the most handsome vessels on the Middle Thames, next season will see her available for promotion work from Henley down to Greenwich, flying the House Flag of her Charter Party.
Dorothea, described rather indelicately in her entry on Lloyds Register of Yachts as a "Screw Lugger", was built of Burmese Teak on Oak in 1932 for H.W.Robinson Esq.
Her original Gardner Engine is being restored by Gardner Marine Diesels and she is presently powered by a superb 50 year old Gardner Engine, originally designed for Royal Navy Midget Submarines.
From her nickel metalwork and varnished brightwork, to her Ian Oughtred designed sailing tender hanging in davits and her original 'Big Ship' funnel, she is a classic and appreciating, Little Ship .
For Sale or Charter – Terms on Application. 
House Flags can be designed and made at modest cost.
Photo © Beken of Cowes, 1958