(ex Gannet)

An Invited Friend of The Harrison Butler Association
The Bermudan Cutter built in 1936 to a design by Major AM Bellingham



Elka : Echoes Of Albert Strange
Elka is a charming and eye-catching boat, built in 1936, recently restored and now For Sale (Sale Pending, August 2019) for £8,000 with The Classic Yacht Brokerage. Broker Paul Leinthall-Cowman comments that she has "Attractive lines with Albert Strange influences, spoon bow, canoe stern, long sweeping sheer, round bilges, and a long lead ballast keel". I know of nine of these 'Cooper 6 tonner' yachts, four of which feature on this website. They are Anadyomene (ex Catherine III), Elka (ex Gannet), Fae (ex Fée), Hilo, Islay, Mazilda, Philippa (ex Claudia), Rilla (ex Follow the Sun), and Spindrift Of Teynham (ex Florence Lavinia).

Elka Statistics
Built : 1936 by Charles Cooper Yacht Builders Ltd in Teynham, Kent, England
LOA : 28' 5"
LWL : 22' 0"
Beam : 8' 3"
Draught : 4' 6"
Displacement : 6 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 186979
Signal Letters : 2PGS
MMSI : ---------
Sail N° ---

Cooper Design
Major AM Bellingham's Cooper 6 ton design

Elka Custodians & Home Ports
GR Pratt (1992-2019...) Paimpol, Brittany, France
Albert E Brewer (?-1980-?) Southampton, England
John Liversidge (?-1972-?)) Birdham, Chichester, Sussex, England
Dr Edward T Holman (?-1964-?) Keyhaven, Hampshire, England
F M Owner CBE (?-1950s-?) Fowey, Cornwall, England

Elka Links
Elka For Sale with The Classic Yacht Brokerage (August 2019)

Page last updated : August 2019


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