Friday 11 May 2012

Objects of Desire

I still haven't managed to get a good photo, or at least one which does justice to this boat, which I believe is a Harrison Butler Yonne class. Pages 166/7 of Crusing Yachts Design and Performance, by T Harrison Buter has lines plan and general arrangement of the Yonne design.

 I first noticed her on the river about 10 years ago, when she was painted a in very subtle green, but in recent years she has had this cream and blue livery, which I think is very attractive and shows off the varnished cabin sides perfectly.


  1. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any boat that is thy neighbour's.

  2. Especially one with varnished sides, no matter how attractive.

  3. Max, Thanks for the boat porn. That is one pretty boat! I'm having sinful covetous thoughts.


  4. I want to see more. Not one to fall for just a pretty face.
    O'Dock, you are such a buzz-kill with all your rules and such. And Baydog, I don't believe you for a second.
    Now, Brandon - I expect no more nor less.

  5. Alas I've always had a thing about a pretty transom, even with O'Dock's words ringing from the pulpit!

    Thanks all for the words of wisdom!

  6. Christianity says, "Thou shalt not covet."

    Capitalism says, "Thou SHALT covet."

  7. this is a little Harrison Butler design to the shape of Yonne. Destina was built at Felthams Yard In Gosport in 1933.

  8. Confirmed: definitely "Destina", I know the owners who live in Hamble. She's even smarter this season, just gone back in after a big refit at the Elephant yard


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