The Relaunched Askadil in July 2014
After 12 years out of commission, Askadil was relaunched just in time to attend the July 2014 gathering of Harrison Butler boats on the Newtown River in the Solent. She's still owned by the knowledgable and skilled Richardsons. In 1979 they took her across the Atlantic to the West Indies and then sailed along the East Coast of the USA to Canada. During this trip they had to pause while their daughter was born ! They then sailed her back to the UK in 1983.
Most recently, Askadil was one of eight Harrison Butler designed boats to gather in the Beaulieu River for the October 2015 Laying Up Supper .
Built : 1934 by Rowhedge Iron Works
LOA : 29' 6"
Beam : 8' 6"
Draught : 4' 9"
Displacement : 8.6 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N°161509, Colchester
Signal Letters : MXZK3
Askadil Custodians & Home Ports
Simon & Penny Richardson (1976-2016...) Hamble
Guthrie Family (1967-1976) Abersoch
Bryan & Jill Spruce (1963-1966) Conway
John Holmes (1960-1962) Granton
WJ Sim (1960) Fairlie
SH Badrock (?-1959) Colchester
Richard H Courage (1950-1955-?) Rowhedge
JB Clark (?-1949) Colchester
Peter G Temple & GO Wiskeman (1934-1937-?) Colchester
Askadil has been the inspiration for a beautiful Vector Graphics ArtWork from Erkki Mikkola from Turku, Finland. To order a print email him at email@example.com or to see more of his work visit his website.
Page last updated : July 2016