(ex Pegasus of Penang)

Dream of Arden Design : Published 1945 


Chencharu, a Harrison Butler Dream of Arden class yacht

News of Chencharu
In a recent posting on the Harrison Butler FaceBook page, Brad Tinus posted a couple of up-to-date photographs of Chencharu with the comment “Ready to Launch”; He's clearly looked after his boat for she looks in much the same condition as in the photograph above, taken in 2009. Chencharu's home port is now on Gedney Island, five miles west of Everett, Washington.
Two Pacific Crossings With Thirty Years In Between
In 2009 Brad Tinius decided to take his Harrison Butler designed yacht on a 2,600 mile solo voyage across the Pacific from the USA to Hawaii. Three decades before he'd sailed the same boat to America from Australia. The local press loved the story, still available via the link below.
Originally called Chencharu, she was renamed Pegasus of Penang between 1964 and 1969.

Chencharu Statistics
Built : 1951 by Ulu Bernam Shipyard in Perak, Malaya
LOA : 29' 6"
Beam : 8' 8"
Draught : --
Displacement : 8 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 191635, Liverpool
Signal Letters : ZCDA; MYNB

Chencharu Custodians & Home Ports
Brad Tinius (owner again in 2009-2016...) Gedney Island, Everett, Washington
Various owners
Brad Tinius (1977-?)
AMG Edison (1970-1976) Sydney, Australia
Lt Cdr Jocelyn Raban Williams RN (1964-1969-?) Gosport
DW Le Mare (?-1957-1963) Liverpool

Chencharu Links
Chencharu's Story in San Francisco's The Herald

Page last updated : September 2016


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