Vindilis Design : Published 1931 


This amazing image shows Ian on top of a high ladder working on Dilys

Northern Rebuild
Ian Richardson, working in the Orkney Islands, is in the process of completely rebuilding Dylis. The photo above (from FaceBook) shows both encouraging progress and the enormity of the task. Dilys is almost completely replanked. Gunwales, deck and coachroof have still to be done (September 2014).

# Fascinating Facts
# Dylis was built in Cdr Vernon Nicholson's Orchard
# Fascinating Facts

Dilys Statistics
Built : 1936 by VEB Nicholson in Wittersham
LOA : 25' 0"
LWL : 20' 0"
Beam : 7' 6"
Draught : 4' 2"
Displacement : 3.94 tons, 5 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 164868, Rye
Signal Letters : MRYR

Dilys Custodians & Home Ports
Ian Richardson (?-2013-2016...) Stromness, Orkney Islands
Gordon Scott (?-1992-?) Orkney Islands
R Mayer (1968-1971-?) Portmadoc
William Partington Marine Ltd (1966-1967) Pwllheli
Wg Cdr D Burrows & Wg Cdr WTH Howell DFC (?-1959-1965) Pensarn
Col J Russell James (?-1949-1954-?) Rye

Dilys Links
• Motorboat and Yachting magazine, 1952, March, Page 122

 Dylis, a Vindilis class Harrison Butler yacht

Page last updated : February 2016


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