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Referbishment

of

ISLANDA 1931

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Islanda

The brown owl class is probably the most desirable of all traditional yachts 

BOAT NAME: Islanda

BOAT TYPE: Brown Owl Class Motor Sailer 

BOAT LENGTH: 49ft 6ins

BOAT BEAM: 11ft 6ins 

BOAT DRAFT: 4ft 6ins

BOAT DISPLACEMENT: 24Tons TM

BOAT CONSTRUCTION:  Carvel Pitch Pine on Oak

BOAT DESIGNER: John Bain  

BOAT BUILDER: Silvers of Rosneath

BOAT YEAR: 1934

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REFURBISHMENT 

  Islanda has been fortunate enough in having a succession of dedicated owners, unusual for a vessel of her age. Her redesign is the next chapter in preserving this beautiful craft into the next Century . 

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IN THE MAKING

The story behind Islanda's reinvention , The design , inspiration and build processes in picture.

From stripping out through to installation and conception., see below for Islanda A Year in the Making 

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ISLANDA 

REINVENTED

In the words of the most important person...

Testimonial from the Owner 

When I was a child my father was a carpenter a word still used these days generally but I'm afraid a species hard to find, I still remember the wonderful smell of the wood work building he worked in,  the aromas of freshly planned and reworked trees and the magical shapes and furniture they created. Many years later I had the opportunity to award the complete refurbishment contract OF ISLANDA  to their yard a full two-year project

 

Though out the project my senses were awoken,  the craftsman ship has been superb and my exacting aspirations for Islanda made possible Heather, Steven’s wife, the in - house designer who understands wooden boats has great ideas and a keen ear to interpret the customers wishes creating, via Steve’s wonderful committed craftsmanship, liveable space within the confines of a rounded hull Islanda now graces the Thames at Henley and will tour the south coast next autumn.

 

Thank you Dennetts , a true childhood dream made possible !

 

Owner .  Islanda