Powder Monkey : Major Work Undertaken in 2017
Powder Monkey, built to Alan Buchanan's Yeoman Junior design, became particularly well known as the boat owned by Yachting Monthly editor Dick Durham. As such, several articles are to be found about her in that periodical. More recently, Mark Bridges has taken on the brave job of giving her a full restoration in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. He writes, "She was structurally sound, but required work to strengthen the ribs resulting in the necessity to completely strip out the interior. However, this will result, down below, in a new boat". It's hoped that Powder Monkey will take to the water once again in 2018.
Powder Monkey Statistics
Built : 1957 by Stebbings in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, England
LOA : 30' 0"
LWL : 22' 0"
Beam : 8' 2"
Draught : 4' 7"
Displacement : 7 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 300113
Sail Number : 99 Y
Powder Monkey Custodians & Home Ports
Mark Bridges (?-2016-2017...) Cagliari, Sardinia
Dick Durham (c1994-c2001) East Coast, England
John Antony L De Fonblanque (1972-1985-?) Pin Mill, Suffolk, England
Robert Whitefield (1965-1971) Bosham, England
Cdr EA Morrison RN (1957-1964) Hamble, Hampshire, England
Page last updated : October 2017