Elka : Echoes Of Albert Strange
Elka is a charming and eye-catching boat, built in 1936, recently restored and now For Sale for £10,000 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).
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
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Major AM Bellingham's Cooper 6 ton design
Elka Custodians & Home Ports
Current Owner (1992-2018...) 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
Page last updated : July 2018