A Boat of History and Charm
Charmina, was up for sale in 2013 which provided an excellent opportunity to grab photographs and information about this lovely Albert Strange designed boat. She's been the subject of three books, written in the 1930s by custodian Keble Chatterton; Through Brittany in Charmina, On the Riviera in Charmina, and To The Mediterranean in Charmina.
For many years she has been a Solent boat, often racing and occassionally doing rather well; she's won YOGAFF twice under the command of Richard Rouse. I'm hoping the new owner will enjoy being an Invited Friend of the HBA.
Built : 1923 by Ernest C Woods, Cantley, Norfolk
LOA : 28' 0"
LWL : 23' 4"
Beam : 8' 3"
Draught : 3' 11"
Displacement : 6 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 145834
OGA Boat Number : 1458
Design : N° 121 (Derived Cherub III)
Signal Letters : 2FPM3
MMSI : 235093172
Sail : N° OS1
Charmina Custodians & Home Ports
Robert Clay (2018...) Lymington, England
Richard Rouse (1983-2013) Lymington
AC O'Riordan (1978-1980-?) Lymington
KM O'Riordan (1965-1977) Lymington
MN Mavrogordato (1957-1964) Lymington
FH King (?-1953-1956) Ipswich
Arthur Filby (?-1947-1952-?) Ipswich
Lt-Comdr E Keble Chatterton RNVR (?-1934-1939-?) Ipswich
FH Doughty (1935-1927-?) Ipswich
Page last updated : August 2018