A truly stunning and unique craft
BOAT NAME: Tahilla
BOAT TYPE: Auxiliary Ketch
BOAT LENGTH: 60ft
BOAT BEAM: 13ft
BOAT DRAFT: 4ft 6ins
BOAT DISPLACEMENT: 30Tons TM
BOAT CONSTRUCTION: Carvel Teak on Oak
BOAT BUILDER: Thornycroft, Hampton on Thames
BOAT YEAR: 1922
Tahilla is a well know Dunkirk Little Ships and one that does not come up for sale frequently, her previous owners to 2015 had her for 30+ years, and when she changed hands in late 2015 the new owner knew this would be the 'forever boat'.
Tahilla had been
well maintained and loved throughout her life and the new custodian planned to continue this and to add his own touch to this stunning historical boat
IN THE MAKING
As Tahilla is approaching 100 years old (2022) her new owner decided she would have a complete health check of systems and and an interior refit, to reflect the next chapter in her life.
The story behind Tahilla's reinvention , The design , inspiration and build processes in picture.
From stripping out through to installation and conception. See below for 'Tahilla's Two years in the Making'