Charismatic Woodbridge Boat
For most of her life, Nirvana of Arklow, (often simply called Nirvana) remained in the area near where she was built in Arklow, south of Dublin, Ireland. However, she's now based on the East Coast of England. Peter Clay is the current custodian and is heavily involved with the yachting scene that centres around Woodbridge and the Riven Deben. In fact, he's one of the main organisers behind the annual Maritime Festival in Woodbridge. The photograph below shows Nirvana at the festival in 2006. Peter has had many adventures in Nirvana, taking her to Scandinavia on one extended cruise.
Nirvana Of Arklow Statistics
Built : 1925 by John Tyrell & Sons, Arklow
LOA : 31' 4"
LWL : 27' 0"
Beam : 8' 7"
Draught : 5' 0"
Displacement : 9 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 146425
OGA Boat Number : 1464
Design : N° 144
Signal Letters : MXZK, MLQM9
Nirvana Of Arklow Custodians & Home Ports
Peter H Clay (?-1993-2017...) Woodbridge, England
AS Henderson (1965-1975-?) Belfast, Ireland
John T McVicker (1964) Belfast, Ireland
A Douglas MacIlwaine (?-1952-1963) Belfast, Ireland
James & Mrs Simonne, EA Styles (1950-?)
RG Gwynne, Dr PE Pym & H Smith (?-1947-1949)
JW Williams (?-1939-?) Holyhead, Wales
Mrs RG Crimmins (1934-1937-?) Cork, Ireland
AW 'Billy' Mooney (1925-1933) Howth, Ireland
Page last updated : December 2017