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)
Mary Gray being advertised for sale in Classic Boat magazine, October 2012
Page last updated : April 2018