Argo Design : Published 1914 


Argo, an Argo class Harrison Butler yacht

Argo Information Sought
Last reported ashore for a refit in 1994.
From the internet :
"Our liveaboard lives began in the early eighties with two of us on board a 1914 Harrison Butler. She was 28 foot on deck but just 19 foot on waterline (spoon bow/counter stern), her beam was just 7 foot with 5 foot headroom (less under side decks). Neither of us would qualify as particularly tall and we could only stand up straight with the hatch open. We lived on her for three years with no electrics and no engine - just oil lamps, bucket loo, solid fuel stove and deck leaks that never quite went away despite our best efforts. We were young and in love and we still remember Argo with a smile" - Skents

Argo Statistics
Built : 1914 by Burt & Son of Falmouth
LOA : 28' 0"
LWL : 21' 8"
Beam : 7' 7"
Draught : 5' 3"
Displacement : 6 tons TM
OGA Boat Number : 2520

Argo Custodians & Home Ports
Martin and Louise Braint (?-1996-2017...) Elephant Boatyard, Hamble River
Michael S Wilkins (1962-1973-?) Falmouth
Lt CP Bodsworth RN (ret) (1959-1961) Falmouth
Miss Jan EM Armytage (1957-1958) Falmouth
Sir James King, Bart (?-1947-1956) Falmouth
WA Bartram (1914 -1937-?) Falmouth

Argo Links
• None found (October 2017)

Page last updated : October 2017


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