Olive Mary

An Invited Friend of The Harrison Butler Association
The Gaff Cutter built in 1931 to a design by Maurice Griffiths


Olive Mary

Classic Maurice Griffiths Designed Boat For Sale
Based in the picturesque North Wales town of Conway, Olive Mary is probably the prettiest boat swinging on the moorings in the fast flowing river leading past Conway Castle; from the shoreline, I've often admired her. Both she, and one of her sister ships, Wendy May, are currently (December 2017) for sale. See the OGA website for full details of Olive Mary and the Classic Yacht Brokerage for Wendy May.

Olive Mary being launched
Champagne exploding over Olive Mary's bow as she is launched in 1931

In total there are four boats built to Maurice Griffiths' Olive May design, Olive May and Singapore in 1931, Silver Fox in 1933 and Wendy May in 1936. A rumoured 5th boat, Silver Seal is actually Silver Fox renamed.

Olive Mary Statistics
Built : 1931 by Harry King in Pin Mill, Suffolk, England
LOA : 25' 6"
LWL : 23' 0"
Beam : 8' 6"
Draught : 4' 3"
Displacement : 7 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 162454
Signal Letters : MREJ, MKCX2
OGA Boat Number : 454
MMSI : 235113534

Olive Mary Custodians & Home Ports
Paul D Rocky (1993-2017...) Conway, Gwynedd, Wales
Robert Gingell (1974-1993) Hamble River, Hampshire, England
AJ Yealman (1971-1973) Hamble River, Hampshire, England
LR Cross & Josephine M Cross (1967-1970) Hamble River, England
Mrs ED Turvill (1964-1966) Ipswich, England
J Turvill (?-1936-1963) Ipswich, England
FA Pitel (1933-1934-?) Ipswich, England
Tom C Riggs (1931-1932) Ipswich, England

Olive Mary Links
Olive Mary on the OGA website

Page last updated : December 2017


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