The Bermudan Cutter built in 1936
to Harrison Butler's Englyn design
: Published 1932 


Naida photographed by Gordon Garman in 2013
Naiad photographed in 2013 by Gordon Garman

Naiad Sale Pending, July 2019
For over 40 years Naiad has been associated with Neal Hill, often being seen out and about on the waters around Oban on the West coast of Scotland. Neal was fully involved with the RYA the OGA and the HBA until his untimely death in March 2019. He kept Naiad in beautiful condition. He would be pleased to know that his boat is about to get a new custodian after only a few week on The Classic Yacht Brokerage website

Naiad under sail

# Fascinating Facts
# In the 1966 Lloyd's Register Naiad's listed as “Sold to the USA”
# but reappears in the 1967 Register, re-registered in Newcastle
# Fascinating Facts

Naiad Statistics
Built : 1936 by EF Elkins, Christchurch, Hants
LOA : 26' 6"
LWL : 22' 5"
Beam : 8' 5"
Draught : 4' 5"
Displacement : 7 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 165044, Southampton, Newcastle
OGA Boat Number : 7030
Signal letters : MMCW

Naiad Custodians & Home Ports
New owner (2019...)
Neal Hill (1976-2019) Loch Feocyhan, Oban, Scotland
GA Percival & Mrs Elsie Percival (1967-1976) Hamble, England
Vice-Admiral James WS Dorling CB RN (?-1947-1965) Gosport, England
AS Page (1936-1939-?) Southampton, England

Vice Admiral JWS Dorling
Vice Admiral James WS Dorling CB RN

Naiad Links
Focus on Neal Hill, RYA NewsLetter
Naiad : “A Circumnavigation of Mull” in Cruising Yachts, Summer 2018
Naiad For Sale with Classic Yacht Brokerage (Sale Pending, July 2019)

Page last updated : August 2021


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