Melissa B 

An Invited Friend of the Harrison Butler Association
Waterbug One Design by JW & A Upham Ltd 


Sea Mountain

One of the last Waterbugs built
Melissa B is another of the sixteen Waterbugs, built and designed by Uphams in Brixham, Devon. The Association knew very little about Melissa B but a recent article in Crusing Yachts, Summer 2017, by John Pascoe provided a most welcome update.

Melissa B Statistics
Built : 1959 by JW & A Upham Ltd of Brixham
LOA : 24' 2"
LWL : 21' 0"
Beam : 8' 3"
Draught : 4' 7"
Displacement : 6 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 185756

Melissa B Custodians & Home Ports 
John Pascoe (1998-2017...) Devon, England
CW Scott (?-1980-?) Truro, Cornwall, England
WD Davis (1970-1977-?) Plymouth, England
GE Pink (1968-1969) Dartmouth, Devon, England
Belsize Boatyard Ltd (1965-1967) Dartmouth, Devon, England
Unknown Owner (1964) Dartmouth, Devon, England
BN Pedlingham (1959-1964) Dartmouth, Devon, England

Melissa B Links
The Waterbug; A Derived Design?, HBA Journal, New Year 2016
Pedigree of The Waterbugs, HBA Journal, Autumn 2016
The 21 Year Restoration of Melissa B, Crusing Yachts, Summer 2017 

Page last updated : December 2017


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