Ganymede of Troy : Speedy Cruiser of Enduring Design
Ganymede of Troy ozzes classic 1960s Buchanan racing design with a robustness and fullness that combines speed with a boat also suitable for cruising. Built to the top Lloyds 100A1 standard, she was called Tuppitoo until at least 2017.
During his time with Tuppitoo, Leslie Burgess was a key figure in London's Little Ship Club (of which Harrison Butler was once President). Until a few years ago she was extensively cruised about the West Country and the Western Approaches. She was up for sale around 2015 but it's not clear if she was then sold or not before coming off the market.
Towards the end of 2019 she was again spotted up for sale, this time looking in need of TLC, moored off Pascos Boatyard in Truro, Cornwall. From there she was moved to Southampton, but a change in her owners job has resulted in her now (March 2020) being up for sale once again. She would make an interesting and worthwhile project for someone with time and money to invest in restoring a classic.
Ganymede of Troy Statistics
Built : 1965 by JW Shuttlewood & Sons at Paglesham, England
LOA : 32' 0"
LWL : 24' 6"
Beam : 9' 3"
Draught : 5' 6"
Displacement : 10 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 307205
Ganymede of Troy Custodians & Home Ports
Al Tait (?-2020) Hythe, Southampton
Previous Owner (2003-c2015) Cornwall, England
Leslie Burgess & Alan Eayres (1983-2003) East Coast, England
JA Gibbs (1973-1980-?) Southampton, England
JL Osborne CBE TD ADC (?-1966-1972) Southampton, England
Page last updated : March 2020