Dorado of Keyhaven 
(ex Merope)

Englyn Design : Published 1932 


Dorado of Keyhaven, a Harrison Butler designed yacht

Stunning Oil Painting Revealed
This marvelous digital image of a 1955 oil painting was sent to me by Paul Rawlinson. It depicts Dorado of Keyhaven in Christchurch Bay. The original is with Joanna Lowis. Her father owned the boat in the 1950s & 60s and she has fond memories of sailing with dad on it.
Dorado of Keyhaven is now in Herefordshire undergoing restoration. She was simply called Dorado up until 1958.

Dorado of Keyhaven Statistics
Built : 1935 by AW Clemens, Portsmouth
LOA : 26' 5"
LWL : 23' 0"
Beam : 8' 5"
Draught : 4' 7"
Displacement : 7 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 300117, Southampton

Dorado of Keyhaven Custodians & Home Ports
Zane & Clara Dutton (?-2015...) Herefordshire
Jim Buttons (?-1992-?)
John and Felicity Moody (1988-?)
RHD (Jack & Jean) Lowis OBE, Lt Col RH Young (1970-1982) Keyhaven
RHD Lowis OBE (?-1950-1969) Lymington; Keyhaven

Dorado of Keyhaven Links
• None Found (June 2016)

Page last updated : June 2016


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