Martooni : Peter K Poland writes in PBO about the Yeoman Mk II
The August 2017 issue of Practical Boat Owner ran a large article on the designs of Alan Buchanan and featured Martooni as an example of the Yeoman MkII One Design; “I had the good fortune to sail on the Yeoman Mk2 (sic) Martooni - built by Prior in 1958 (Lloyd's say 1959 - Ed) when visiting classic yacht brokers Wooden Ships Ltd in Dartmouth. Having drooled over her from a distance, I transfered onto Martooni. Her forepeak acts as the main sleeping cabin, there's an amidships heads, then a spacious (albeit not wide by modern standards) saloon and a galley, navigation area and quarter berth right aft. In short, everything you need - plus fine internal joinery and woodwork. On deck, she felt secure and moved fast and effortlessly. The only concession to modernity is the new Z Spars alloy rig. Her motion (and speed) under sail are a delight, and when we returned to harbour we lowered the main, glided towards the quay under genoa, rounded up, dropped the genoa and stopped alongside the raft of moored classics. No need to use the engine, no noise, no fuss. Pure sailing”.
Martooni has since been sold. Incidentally, she was originally called Sandmartin, but the name change took place with the arrival of her second owner in 1965.
Built : 1959 by RJ Prior & Son, Burnham-on-Crouch, England
LOA : 34' 11"
LWL : 24' 9"
Beam : 9' 0"
Draught : 5' 6"
Displacement : 10 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 305096
Sail Number : 1199
Signal Letters : 2BTW7
MMSI : 235069313
Martooni Custodians & Home Ports
JE Colley (1975-1980-?) Birdham, England
LJ Clements (1970-1974) Bosham, England
Derek V Damerell, J Glover Wyllie & LJ Clements (1968-1969) Bosham, England
Derek V Damerell, David L Scott & J Glover Wyllie (1967) Bosham, England
Derek V Damerell (1965-1966) Bosham, England
MM Hudson (?-1960-1964) Bosham, England
Page last updated : February 2018