Mary Gray

Zyklon (Z4 N°26) Design : Published 1937 


Mary Gray, a Zyklon class Harrison Butler yacht

Mary Gray : Part of the Solent HB Fleet
Since March 2017, Mary Gray has had a new custodian, Kenneth Findlay, who has become a member of the Association. I have had the pleasure of stepping aboard Mary Gray four years ago when she was one of nine Harrison Butler boats that gathered on the Newtown River in July 2014. At that time Tom Riddell was her proud new owner and I had the pleasure of meeting him and his crew when they rafted up to my boat, Tramontana. Tom's now the HBA's Independent Examiner of Accounts.
I know very little of Mary Gray's history; I have looked for her in vain in the Lloyd's Registers.

Mary Gray Statistics
Built : 1939 by Alfred Lockhart (Marine) Ltd, Brentford
LOA : 21' 9"
LWL : 19' 0"
Beam : 7' 2"
Draught : 4' 5"
Displacement : 4 tons TM
Signal Letters : 2CDK5
MMSI : 235071812

Mary Gray Custodians & Home Ports
Kenneth Findlay (2017-2018...) Lymington, Solent, England
Tom Riddell (2013-2017) Lymington, Solent, England
Captain John & Jenny Evanson (~2000-2013)
Clive Brandon (2001-?)
Peter Chasteneuf (?-1992-?) 
Gordon & Jane Gray (Past owner)

Classic Boat Advert for Mary Gray, October 2012
Mary Gray being advertised for sale in Classic Boat magazine, October 2012

Mary Gray Links
Mary Gray being sold by Classic Yacht Brokerage
Mary Gray on The Cover, HBA Journal N°72, Spring 2015
Mary Gray & The Incident by Tom Riddell, HBA Journal N°73, Summer 2015 

Page last updated : April 2018


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