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Built by David Hillyard in 1955

Cena in 2016 “Before”


Cena : Before and After
Cena's current owner, Scott Macdonald, took her on in 2016 and very kindly sent in the above “Before” photograph as he set about a major restoration project. So often, initial enthusiasm wanes as the true magnitude of the task becomes apparent. Not with Scott, however. Now, five years on, he's been in touch again, this time with the inspirational news that Cena is a boat to be proud of, sailing well and attracting admiring glances. He's also sent in the “After” photograph, presented below; she's a “looker” !

Cena in 2021, “After”

Cena : Some Sad History
Cena was found adrift with no-one aboard in Kilbrannan Sound in January 2012 by a fishing vessel. Unfortunately, a search and rescue opperation by Clyde Coastguard failed to find owner Bryan Martin, lost at sea.

Cena Statistics
Built : 1955 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 24' 6"
LWL : 21' 9"
Beam : 7' 6"
Draught : 4' 6"
Displacement : 5 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 186947 
Sail Number 336
Signal Letters : MEFV

Cena Custodians & Home Ports
Scott Macdonald (2016-2021...) Tarbert, Scotland
Phil Robertson (2012-2016) Tarbert, Scotland
Bryan Martin (2010-2012) Tarbert, Scotland
Maurice Roberts (?-2010) Tarbert, Scotland
Mr JH Melish (?-1983-1985-?) Tarbert, Scotland
Dr AC MacKenzie (1969-1973-?) Tarbert, Scotland
Col GT Colquhoun (?-1965-1968) Tarbert, Scotland
BR Ingle-Finch (1961-?) Poole, Dorset, England
Clive Walker (1955-1960) Solent, England

Cena in 1959

Cena Links
Scott Macdonald's website with many photographs of Cena
Cena For Sale circa 2010 

Page last updated : May 2021


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